This crag is host to a handful of nice sport and traditional routes on the south side of the Boise River, directly above the diversion dam. Facing north, the wall is sunny in the early morning and generally goes into the shade before noon.
From downtown Boise, head out Warm Springs Ave until its intersection with Highway 21. Rather than turning left to go up-river, turn right and drive ~1 mile up the hill on the highway, turning left into the Oregon Trail interpretive site. Keep an eye out for E Lake Forest Dr on the right hand side as it is directly across the road and makes for a good marker.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Dark Side:
D.O.A. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Good Friday 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Safety Dance 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Promiscuity Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Wire Brush Hair Cut 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For The Dark Side
Promiscuity Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b ID : Black Cliffs : The Dark Side
Follows a crack in a shallow R-facing dihedral to a stance before a right leaning finger crack which leads up a left-facing ramp through the crux. Lock and lieback to a stemming stance and clip the chains on the left....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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