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Phantom Menace

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Dark Side


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Barn Dance 5.10d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Andrew Wheatley, Mike Wheatley in 2012
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Right most route at dark side. 200 feet right of nonstarter. Fun varied climbing on awesome rock formations.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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3.38 stars (24 votes)
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5.10d (16 votes)

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Submitted by: Andrew
Date: Jul 17th, 2012


dustonian said on July 16th, 2012
At last... a warmup at the Darkside for the walking-impaired! Glad you guys bolted this one.
Andrew said on July 17th, 2012
This route still needs chains on the anchors. Right now there are two biners so it climbable, but not optimal. I will put them on next time I am out or if anyone else wants to contribute to the community they can. A tribute to Tim and Megan's wonderful barn wedding last weekend.
dustonian said on July 17th, 2012
I got a shitload of chain and will throw some on this week. Bolts fairly level?
Andrew said on July 17th, 2012
Offset 6 inches
Anonymous said on July 17th, 2012
"awesome rock formations". <--- lol
Yasmeen said on July 17th, 2012
Andrew is taking lessons from Kipp on how to rate your route one thing and then vote on it as another. Winkyface.
Andrew said on July 27th, 2012
Chains are in. Ready to ride.
dustonian said on July 30th, 2012
fun crusty slab down low is redeemed by cool knob yarding up high. mind the rope running over the chickenhead above the last bolt as you move right.
Willy said on April 22nd, 2013
First bolt can't be reached with an average stick clip from the ground. Second bolt forces you to either have to stretch way out right or clip from a not so good part of the flake. Still pretty dirty too but I'm probably just nit picking because it spit me off
Cromper said on April 24th, 2015
This route is fucking great.
bcircell said on April 10th, 2017
Unexpectedly physical. I imagine this goes at about 9+ if you have the Wheatley wingspan.
Steezmcgee said on April 4th, 2021
This thing is DAF!!!! Super cool features , id hike back here just for this route