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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.
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.
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Sphincter Quits 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R 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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Sphincter Quits 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes...
This route is the most popular route on the West side of Sports Challenge rock. You can probably find it by just getting in the longest line, but in case you arrive first...Find the left hand end of the W face of Sports Challenge Rock, this will require a small amount of scrambling to reach. P1: Climb up a curving crack and up left onto the top of a small tower, which at the top is not attached to the cliff. A fist-sized cam can be placed as the "last good pro" before reaching this point. Step u...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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