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Elevation: 4,813 ft
GPS: 36.1187, -115.49655
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Shared By: Chad Umbel on Oct 13, 2007 · Updates
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Challenger Wall is located in the South Fork of Pine Creek. It is North facing and gets shade all day. It Also gets pretty windy so bring some warm clothes for the belays in the colder months. You are pretty much guarenteed not to see any other parties on the wall but who knows with the new guide books'intrigueing photos and excellent route descriptions.

The routes on this wall were put up in the purest of style in the year of 1986 by hardmen such as Van Betten, Smith, Crawford, Nordblom, and Mamusia, so you can expect the grades to be right on. All were done ground up and with as little bolts and fixed anchors as possible. Bitty cams and rp's are nice for this wall.

Anyhow the rock is bomber and has great friction for the most part. Really comparible to that of the Texas Wall in Velvet. Although most of the routes now have bolted anchors, it's a good idea to bring some leaver sling, biners, and stoppers with you.

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Take the Pine Creek Trail Head all the way till it forks to go to Dark Shadows or Cat in the Hat. Take the South (Left) Fork towards Cat in the Hat. Once you have the option to head up towards Cat in the Hat drop in the wash towards a cairn and follow it for about fifteen minutes.

You will pass some beautiful pools and hop some boulders for a while until you see a dark brown wall on your left. A huge left facing corner system will stand out among all of the features. This is the line of Adventure Punks. Once you see this feature keep your eyes out for some cairns because they will lead you directly to this route.

Adventure Punks is the first route on Challenger Wall.  Once below it, keep close to the wall and head climbers left toward the parking area to access the other routes on this wall. The next huge, left facing corner system is the line of X-15. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Challenger Wall

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Space Cowboy
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 85
Challenger
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 113
Adventure Punks
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Explorer
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 7
X-15
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 12
Enterprise
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Voyager
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 25
Jupiter II
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Lost in Space
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Space Cowboy
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Challenger
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Adventure Punks
 113
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Explorer
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
X-15
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
Enterprise
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
Voyager
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Jupiter II
 25
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Lost in Space
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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