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Dark Star - 5.10c

Average Rating = 3.75/5 Average Rating : 3.75 out of 5
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Standard rock rack, but bring the loo-oong runners for the many ridge traverse pitches.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

The classic but slightly loose route right on the north buttress. Start just right of buttress, on a ledge that comes in from the left. climb 1 and a half pitches (crux) up a dihedral, then move left and into the crack system that takes you to the ugly chimney visible from the ground. After that chimney (loose 5.7) head up and traverse mega many pitches on the ridge to the notch between the upper and lower parts of the crag. Another 1 and a half pitches (weird) take you to the upper ridge; follow it forever and end up either descending mendenhall couloir or topping out (loose).

Submitted by: graniteboy on 2003-07-16
Last Modified: 2007-08-02
Views: 852
Route ID: 38098

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: madrusski on 2008-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Temple Crag - Dark Star

Did the lower buttress on July 6 but bailed due to weather. Came back to finish it off. Did all 5.10 variaions - don't miss the final 5.10 wide pitch - it is stunning, sustained and is a highlight. This also allows for virtually no 3rd class walking on the route.

Added: 2008-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snowey on 2008-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Playing hookey

Did this C2C with Kostas in 21 hours. Long day. We should have unroped earlier than we did.
TR: http://pullharder.org/2008/07/11/dark-star-c2c/



Added: 2008-07-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: graniteboy on 1982-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Second Free ascent. With Bob J.

I think we bagged the second free ascent, after Robinson et al did it free the year B4.

Added: 2007-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2004-08-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Endless ridge climbing

As with other reviewers, I thought the first several pitches were very nice. After that the ridge gets a bit monotonous. It is a grand setting, though, so it's hard to complain too much. Nice day out.

Added: 2007-03-30

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: poorboy on 2005-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Got off route on the start, out ran a storm, about 8 hrs climbing time. First 6 P are classic rock climbing, then turns to alpine ridge climbing to the top.

Added: 2005-06-17

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