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Routes in Sports Challenge Rock - East Face

Blue Jean Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Championship Wrestling T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Clean and Jerk T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cool But Not Too Concerned TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Cool but Concerned T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Disco Decoy T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Hang and Swing T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lobster, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.014, -116.169 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Dec 22, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This side of the Sports Challenge formation plays host to a couple of Josh classics, namely Clean and Jerk 5.10c and Leave It To Beaver 5.12a

The routes are very steep if not overhanging and mostly climb incredibly good rock.

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One aspect of climbing in the Monument has always been figuring out the descents.

They are often much more puzzling and exciting than the climbs. Dec 17, 2015
R Sather
COLORADO
R Sather   COLORADO
I don't live there or climb in Joshua regularly enough to even consider placing bolts in the area, and I do not plan on placing bolts there. Like I said "heated" discussion... Just curious what others do. The tatt rappel that is there just seems to be an accident waiting to happen and not because of the quality of the webbing more due to the precarious nature of the slung blocks. I don't particularly remember the terrain that leads to the summit, but perhaps one could reach the summit from the platform that CW puts you on, so that seems safe and logical. There just isn't really any description of a descent from this part of Sports Challenge formation; unless I'm mistaken(which I could be). Thanks again for any info.

-RS Dec 15, 2015
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Don't even think about adding bolts to the top. Seriously...

Add a runner like Adam sez, or simo_rap or maybe climb to the top and use the regular downclimb over by the Clean and Jerk top out. Dec 14, 2015
Remove old runners and throw one or two of your own on. Dec 14, 2015
R Sather
COLORADO
R Sather   COLORADO
How are climbers choosing to descend off of climbs like Championship Wrestling? Are they downclimbing by Sphincter on the other side or are climbers using the old skety tatt with rap rings? The reason I ask is because my partner and I recently got in a somewhat heated discussion about rappelling off of the tatt and him wanting to place bolts where a seemingly logical safe bolted rap could be placed. I was opposed to adding bolts in the first place because we were only visitors to this area and we were on a brief trip to Josh. I was also concerned about backlash and the bolts (even if they are safer than the tatt covered blocks) might get chopped. I just figured there must be a reasonable way people are descending or else I would think there would be a safer rap installed already considering how popular sports challenge rock is(but how many people climb CW?).

So what is the local's take on this? is there a reasonable downclimb? Would putting in a rap be respectable in this area, or would a bolt rap anchor just below the tatt rap cause controversy and get chopped? Dec 14, 2015

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