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The east face of Challenge Buttress is characterized by a complex topography including various outcroppings, aretes, and gullies.
Park at Stairs Gulch, and clamber up the bank on the SW of where the creek crosses the road. Follow the trail through the woods until you reach a fork; take the left fork for the east face.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Face:
Mega Worthy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
PTFE 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
MEGA 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Coral Bells Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Oopsie 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Chambered Nautilus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Touch of Teflon 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Worthy Whoopsie 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 185'
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Touch of Teflon 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b UT : Wasatch Range : ... : East Face
This is one of all time favorites. It is on the east face of Challenge. It is near the south end before the gully begins. When you get to the fork in the trail, look south and you can see a nice angling hand crack in an arete, just left of this is the face with 1 bolt. This climbs that face utilizing the bolt. It starts right of the bolt and after getting to the bolt it meanders left and then continues up. This is a balance game, pure and simple. How well can you pull up and then place to...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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