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(10) The Dark Side (AkA The Siege) - 5.12b

Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
Bolts to a chain anchor with quick links
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.80/5
  Rock Quality 2.80/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Right of Pump-o-Rama is this similar route that has a lower crux followed by good, but pumpy climbing to the chains.

Descent Options:

Rap/Lower

Submitted by: phillygoat on 2009-08-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-10
Views: 1066
Route ID: 86833

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: souclimber on 2012-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Dark Side

Moderate climbing to definite crux section low on the route. Finding thumb catches on nearly every crux hold got me through with enough energy to run to the chains.

Added: 2012-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bigo on 2008-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars darkness

fun climb - the second bolt is difficult to clip.

Added: 2008-08-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: david_s on 1995-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars real name

the route is actually named "the Dark Side", probably 12a/b. This was an abandoned proj when I rp'ed it. It's grown a jug in the middle of the crux since then, bringing the grade down from the original 12c that I gave it

Added: 2008-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: climberdukedude on 2007-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Siege- lovely pumpy!

Really cruxy first couple bolts. Very awkward third clip. Once you pass the third clip it's good holds the rest of the way but very pumpy. Super Fun!

Added: 2007-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: phillygoat on 2007-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Another pumpy French's Dome route.

Nothing spectacular- just another good route at a good place to spend a summer day.

Added: 2007-07-01