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A beautiful, small spire West of Green Mountain Pinnacle and North of the summit of the Fourth Flatiron. This piece of rock is visible from almost anywhere in Boulder and has a curious, S-shaped summit ridge and resembles a spaceship ready for takeoff.

[apparently aka 'The Spaceship']

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From Chataqua, head up the Royal Arch Trail to Sentinel Pass. Here, leave the trail and head west up the slope, staying north of the Last Flatironette (just stay north of any rocks you run into). After 15-20 minutes, you should run into Green Mountain Pinnacle (if not you are too far north). Challenger is the rock immediately west of Green Mountain Pinnacle. Allow at least an hour for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Challenger

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
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East Face/Challenger
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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East Face/Challenger
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 2 pitches
S.C.R.U.B.
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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