Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Stuart Ruckman, Libby Ellis 1988
Page Views: 5,272 total · 22/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 20, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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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.


2 chains atop the climb for a good top-rope. 1 bolt on the face. If you can make it to that bolt, bring a couple of small cams or nuts to protect the horizontal cracks the rest of the way.