Avg: 2.8 from 94 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||Stuart Ruckman, Libby Ellis 1988|
|Page Views:||3,722 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Nathan Fisher on Jun 20, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
This is one of all time favorites. It is on the east face of Challenge. It is near the south end before the gully begins. When you get to the fork in the trail, look south and you can see a nice angling hand crack in an arete, just left of this is the face with 1 bolt. This climbs that face utilizing the bolt. It starts right of the bolt and after getting to the bolt it meanders left and then continues up. This is a balance game, pure and simple. How well can you pull up and then place toes in the same crack as your hand. Also you need to be able to stand up from this crouched position with no hands and continue up to find the spaced cracks. This is a wonderful but short climb. Again 3 stars would work but for the length.