Su­per­dark is New Rock­ies Mixed

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Su­per­dark is a new 195-me­tre M5 es­tab­lished by Mike Stuart and Kris Ir­win in Pro­tec­tion Val­ley. They said it was one of the best mixed climbs they’ve done in the Rock­ies. “This val­ley has seen a num­ber of new routes es­tab­lished in the last few sea­sons and it con­tin­ues to de­liver the goods,” said Ir­win. “Su­per­dark is the ob­vi­ous crack/cor­ner/chim­ney line that you first see on your right as you exit the trees on the ap­proach.” The route is di­rectly across from the route Su­perlight, but lower in el­e­va­tion. Ir­win re­ported that there is vis­i­ble ice that spills out of the crack a few pitches up the route and an omi­nous look­ing chim­ney above that. Ir­win said Su­per­dark “was the coolest line I’ve done in the Rock­ies. Wild pitches in a deep chim­ney. Ex­cel­lent rock and gear. A fun mod­er­ate that de­serves to be re­peated.”

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