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The Dark Side

  • Grade context: US
  • Approach time: 15-20 mins
  • Ascents: 61

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Summary

Long limestone cliff band with great challenging climbing

Description

Shady limestone cliff gets some morning sun. Amazing belay station including natural benches.

Access issues

This area is crown land.

Approach

About 5km East of Nordegg. Take the forest road for 1.6km, there will be a small grassy pull off on the right. Follow the hiking trail on the West side of the road towards the cliff.

Ethic

You can support the David Thompson Corridor Bolt Fund directly at the link below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-thompson-bolt-fund?fbclid=IwAR1N-uUwTTVtwd8GDheyCTfPZsZQFTLAlUEFkMFEnypOI6c8c6ZnsZSMyzg

History

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This crag has been mostly developed by the COE. Please support them or pick up a copy of their guidebook for the area.

More info here: http://www.coe.ca/

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Routes

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Set by T. Bremicker, 2012

Start in the Left facing corning.

Set by M. Amyotte, 2011

Set by C. Volkart, 2013

Set by K. Noruschat, 2016

Set by M. Adolph, J. Adolph & B. Boychuck, 2010

Set by M. Adolph & J. Adolph, 2016

This is the first route you see at the top of the trailhead. Start up the dihedral to fun pockets above, holds get sparse as you get near the top.

Set by M. Adolph, J. Adolph & T.D. Elson, 2006

Set by M. Adolph, J. Adolph & T.D. Elson, 2006

Set by M. Adolph & J. Adolph, 2017

Set by J. Goodwin & C. Straus, 2004

Set by M. Adolph, J. Adolph & T. Taylor, 2016

Set by A. Goodine, 2016

Fun layback down low to sustained climbing above to the finish.

Set by T. Taylor & M. Adolph, 2016

Set by K. Noruschat & T. Taylor, 2017

Set by K. Noruschat, 2016

Set by B. Young, 2006

This is the middle of 3 routes on this flat section of wall. Lots of super fun pockets! Beware a few might be wet inside. Climb through a couple small roofs to the finish.

Set by T. Hasse & C.Straus, 2004

Set by J. Mills, 2004

Set by J. Mills, 2004

Set by M. Adolph & I. Curran, 2016

Up the right side of the featured corner, pull over the small roof to challenging face climbing above.

Set by A. Goodine, 2016

Straight up to the left of the roof, head right to go above the roof to the anchor.

Set by T. Hasse, 2005

Set by M. Adolph & J. Adolph, 2016

Set by T. Taylor et All, 2016

Set by M. Adolph & T. Taylor, 2016

This route lives up to its name, there are lots of hidden holds trust your instincs to get to the finish.

Set by M. Smith, A. Cotterell & A. Goodine, 2016

Set by B. Larson, 2006

Set by Josh Rowlands & Tim Taylor

Set by Nick Shain & Tim Taylor

Set by Mike Adolph

Set by Tobi Von Butler

Set by Adam Vaughan & Tim Taylor

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