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The Fray Train

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Beer Trailer Crag

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Darkness Falls 5.12d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Dave Linz in 2012
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route to the right of Fray Train.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Beer Trailer
classic (1) steep (1) bouldery (1)
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4.93 stars (27 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.13a (24 votes)

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Submitted by: Willy
Date: Nov 16th, 2016

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 3rd, 2016

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Mar 23rd, 2014

Submitted by: Andrew
Date: May 29th, 2012


dustonian said on April 16th, 2012
Huh? What happened to "Shitfaced" and 13a? ;) j/k, seriously killer looking route guys! Props to Team Dario, Andrew & Dave for getting this one done! I feel like I can give this one 5 stars without even trying it.
pumpout2004 said on April 16th, 2012
Spectacular climbing. Cool boulder problems separated by jugs, culminating into a massive horizontal roof with difficult moves to establish the face above. This is a must-do route. The true work was done by Andrew and Dario. The name is a reference to that moment when the alcohol takes over, or when a came explodes out of the rock, hits you in the face, and knocks you out. Dario sacrificed a few brain cells to bolt this!
pumpout2004 said on April 16th, 2012
Dustin, we decided to go with a slightly less vulgar name...and as for the grade...i still don't know. The moves are hard, but the jugs are everywhere. Whatever the grade, this thing is top of the line quality-wise.
dustonian said on April 16th, 2012
Yeah, I thought it was a little too purdy for "Shitfaced" too.
Climbingrocks said on May 29th, 2012
As good as it looks
tbwilsonky said on October 1st, 2012
the very bottom is a bit weird, but the rest of it is so good it made me lol. the first roof crux is one of the most fun bits i've done on a rope.
Rob Smith said on October 3rd, 2012
Great new route. Thanks for bolting. A lot of fun moves. Adding in a new lower first bolt to right of current first bolt would make rope management at the crux much easier and also easier to work on the single hard move.
Cromper said on October 3rd, 2012
I'll put one in this weekend, Andrew?
Andrew said on October 3rd, 2012
Don't ask me... this route was a community effort, but I don't care.
tbwilsonky said on October 5th, 2012
no issue with the first bolt imho.
Rob Smith said on October 15th, 2012
Great line. My favorite at Beer Trailer.
pumpout2004 said on October 15th, 2012
Glad people are enjoying this great route. Is the giant flake on the roof at the top still feeling solid?
tbwilsonky said on October 16th, 2012
yeah. everything felt super solid. really amazing route.
One-Fall said on March 19th, 2014
Steel permas put up. Still could use 2 steel biners at the anchors and two on chains below the roofs.
Raiden said on January 31st, 2016
One of the best routes I've ever been on; thanks for the permas! Also one of the hardest; holy shit this thing felt like a harddd 13a. But I suck at rock climbing.
Phillip G said on August 30th, 2016
Great route. Careful, heard groaning sound at the rock at the chains. Could be a bat or the rock may be flaking off.
Anonymous said on August 30th, 2016
That was just your mom and I at the top of the cliff. #topoutsex
Ironsoul said on September 29th, 2016
Amazing route, the jug at the exit of the second crux ripped off, making that roof crux more difficult. 13a
Anonymous said on September 30th, 2016
Raiden, you certainly do not suck at rock climbing. I agree on a 13a grade. However, after catching a buzz at the beer trailer, the grade may feel spot on.
Anonymous said on October 2nd, 2016
Nothing broke past the last roof. Route is still the same as it was last fall at least. But I do agree with 13a.
Anonymous said on October 6th, 2016
As if you would know what .13a feels like SuperSafeIan
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2016
Of course he would, he did that one 12c at Bear's Den!
Sandymalone88 said on October 17th, 2016
I broke a hold off a boulder that was at the base of this rock climb. Probably harder now.
DrRockso said on October 18th, 2016
Thanks a lot Steve!
Willy said on December 24th, 2016
Heavyc sent this thing when it was 22 degrees outside the other day! What a hoss!
businessprofessional said on April 11th, 2017
Holy shit, this thing was hard! I'm gonna kick the FA in the balls if i ever meet him.