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Heart of Darkness -

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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small to large cams
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


2nd pitch Var. to Black Wall. Follow a vertical wide crack on the left wall up to the big ceiling. Left around ceiling and up a short 90 degree wall to summit.

Submitted by: dynobelay on 2011-03-31
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Route ID: 108278

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dynobelay on 2002-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars steep and lonely finish

This is a good variation. The vertical wide crack is a bit unpleasant up to the big roof. Take a breather here. Then left around the roof and up the 90 degee wall. The crux is soon after you round the roof. The angle is so steep the rock is right in your face, making it difficult to see holds and find protection. But once you clip some gear and move on the top is not far off. Leading the top crux felt airy and lonely, like climbing the last pitch of "High Exposure" at the Gunks but more intense.

Added: 2011-03-31