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Sports Challenge Rock - West Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01401, -116.1691 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jul 1, 2002


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Larry Hamilton on the intitial 5.8 crack. Photo b...


This is the side of the rock that one initially encounters upon entering Real Hidden Valley proper. Nice brown rock with quite a few thin slanting cracks mark the characteristics of this side of Sport Challenge Rock. Relative to the East Face, this wall gets the lion share of sun.

Getting There 

Enter the Real Hidden Valley via the south and look for a huge grey and tan bulbous rock in the center of the loop trail. Approach via a well-worn trail from the south, which splits to go to the east face (right) or west face (left). Some easy scrambling is required to reach the base of a few of the routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sports Challenge Rock - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sports Challenge Rock - West Face:
Sphincter Quits   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
What's It To You   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rap Bolters are Weak   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Eddie Haskel Takes Manhatten 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes...
This route is on the southern-most end of the west side of Sports Challenge Rock. Just left of the 2 most obvious easy cracks (Ranger JB and Ranger JD) on the south arete of the west face, lies a blunt arete with 2 bolts on it. Climb past the bolts (crux) and up past a 5.10- move on small gear to reach a low-angle finish (moderate, but slightly runout). Belay on gear on the ramp above or continue to the summit and belay from a bomber sink-hole with some larger gear placements.Rap down from the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of Sports Challenge Rock as seen fro...
BETA PHOTO: The west face of Sports Challenge Rock as seen fro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sports Challenge. Photo by Blitzo.
Sports Challenge. Photo by Blitzo.

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