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Routes in Sports Challenge Rock - West Face

Alligator Tears T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chick Hern T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Eddie Haskel Takes Manhatten T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ella-vation T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
I Just Told You T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Mortal Thoughts T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Ranger J.B. T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ranger J.D. T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rap Bolters are Weak S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ride a Wild Bago T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Sphincter Quits T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
What's It To You T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
unknown T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Jan 2, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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On the southern end of the west side of Sports Challenge Rock there are two moderate but steep cracks. These ascend the shorter end of the rock for about 40 to 50 feet. Juggy holds pepper the area, making the otherwise steep climbing not so difficult.

Both climbs have a few awkward moves and a few places where palcing protection might be a little bit difficult; they may not be ideal first leads for a beginner.

Ranger J.B. is the right-most of the two cracks, which is climbed out off of the ground behind a nearby "belay boulder" and tree. After reaching the shoulder of the rock place a directional and continue to the summit of the rock to belay.

Note that in the pre-2006 Vogel books that the picture on Page 154 and corresponding numbers are mismarked (subtract 11 from the photo to match the text).


A standard rack to 3"


Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
little heady half way up this short route Nov 1, 2013
Ryan Strickland
Idyllwild, CA
Ryan Strickland   Idyllwild, CA
Top-roped this one after doing Ranger JD. Seemed like the 5.8 rating was accurate. I thought about leading it but decided not to because there didn't seem like many places for solid pro on the second half and my off width technique is lacking... Nov 13, 2010