Darth Vader's Revenge, Low Profile Dome 5.10a

 
Search
Go

Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Sort 7 beta reports by: Most Recent | Most Helpful
What is route "beta"?
Submit Beta on this Route
Summary of All Ratings

SuperTopo Rating:   
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 (5.0)
Average Customer Rating:   
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 (4.3)
Your Rating:     (none)
Rating Distribution
3 Total Ratings
5 star: 67%  (2)
4 star: 0%  (0)
3 star: 33%  (1)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 0%  (0)
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 25, 2003 - 08:08am
 
The American Safe Climbing Assn. may have replaced anchor bolts on this climb. To find out visit the ASCA Replacement Page

The ASCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to replacing unsafe anchors. To learn about helping the ASCA click here


DONATE NOW
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
MikeL

Trad climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
   Jul 5, 2005 - 09:31am
Nice climb, but it seems that it's been climbed many times, and the little features are getting polished above the bulge. On the other hand, Sh#t Hooks (10b) immediately to the right seems much less climbed and hence more definite on the face.

ml
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
maestro8

Trad climber
Sunnyvale, CA
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
   Jul 14, 2008 - 10:42am
We TRed the first pitch of this climb after doing Golfer's Route. The rap from Golfer's to Darth's anchors was a bit tricky; make sure to have a daisy "at the ready" to clip into the anchor as soon as you get there.

A fun hand traverse gets you from the starting crack to the roof... the multitude of knobs above the roof make it much easier than it looks. Features above the roof aren't as huge as those on Golfer's, but there are more than enough of 'em.

This is such a fun route! I would've liked to run a few laps on it, but got shut down by approaching thunder and lightning. Never a good sign!

With the tight bolt spacing, it seems to be well protected, especially by Tuolumne standards. I didn't notice much polish, and with a good selection of knobs to use, didn't worry about it.
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
   Sep 20, 2010 - 10:09pm
Really nice climb. Loved the varied crack climbing and the funky reach to the jug that starts this route.
Lead it with the left hand variation, but also top roped it a few times and climbed the right hand variation. The later is a very asctetic and graceful few moves.
A very cool and enjoyable wall of climbing.

riley
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 20, 2010 - 10:16pm
 
its been retro bolted with anchors at half pitch...so your only doing darth vadar the revenge part was up another 75'....the run outs above WERE the character of that route sad now....
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 20, 2010 - 11:50pm
 
Funny to see complaints about relatively minor retrobolting (12 bolts instead of 9) of what was one of the most tightly protected routes of that era. Not to mention that the retrobolting in question was on easier terrain for the route, was done 20 years ago (between '86 and '92), and was probably done by the FA party itself.

It's hard to think of any test piece of Tuolumne climbing that was retrobolted, and TONS of the old hard scary routes now sport recently replaced bolts (last 10 years or so). The hard scary stuff is still there, still WAY runout, and loads of those routes have great bolts - get on it!!

This might also be a good place to point out that seven years ago Alan Nelson - who had the FA on tons of free solos in Tuolumne (including 3 free solo routes on the right side of Fairview) - INVITED people to retrobolt his routes, even offering to pay for the bolts himself! No one took him up on it - not exactly a raging problem with retrobolting in Tuolumne.
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 21, 2010 - 12:15am
 
coool then. the B/Y was always a little burly for me maybe ill go and add ten or so per pitch it wil be bitchin!!!
Was this beta helpful to you? Yes | No
Low Profile Dome - Darth Vader's Revenge 5.10a - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Darth Vader's Revenge is number 2.
Photo: Greg Barnes
Submit Beta on this Route
 
*What is "Route Beta"?
It's climber slang for information or tips on a route as in, "what's the beta on that route?" As a service to fellow climbers we ask SuperTopo guidebook users to post tips and updates to this website if they have relevant information to share after a climb.