Dark Continent

3 Stars
Technical
 E1 5c

Adjacent Routes
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A fine climb up the left-hand side of the face. Pull through the roof using a flake-crack then easier climbing leads to a blank section. This is climbed by a hard semi-mantelshelf (large cams) then move left to finish through the bulges with a flourish.
FA. Phil Burke 1978

USER COMMENTS

wonderful sustained and varied route.should be 3 stars!
mark s davies - 23/Mar/03

After the overhang it is quite easy maybe vs apart from the weird mantleshelf which is quite easy when you work out what to do.
tom r - 24/Oct/03

The mantleshelf sorta move is awesome the way I did it, and definatly the 5c move on the climb
fenclimb - 22/Sep/05

A very classy route, now I've done it. Some steep moves low down, a safe technical crux higher up, followed by interesting climbing thereafter.
lowersharpnose - 25/May/07

Fantastic route, better than many a 3 star 'classic' at Stanage.
Dave Foster - 27/May/11

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  • Route Grade Votings

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