Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 20, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This climbs the crack on the Teflon's face. This face is on the east face of Challenge, about 100 yds beyond the fork. It protects well and is a decent beginner trad route. It has finger and hand work, but the face is so good as not to force many jams. Climbing this climb is the easiest way to top-rope the Teflon's.


2 chains atop, medium pieces/cams. Nothing tricky. It protects well.


salt lake city, UT
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
I wouldn't truely recommend this climb. Kinda blah. Not to many good jams and tiny feet. Protected well, for the most part. Oct 20, 2006
glen kaplan
Salt Lake City, UT
glen kaplan   Salt Lake City, UT
ahh...the route isn't that bad...at least if you consider it a means to a TR on the harder lines to the left.

Plus, once you get sort of comfortable, you can cruise it in your tennies with only a piece or two... Oct 23, 2006
salt lake city, UT
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
oh glen your glass must be half full Oct 31, 2006
Aimee Bates
Aimee Bates  
Probably not a good lead for a new 5.7 leader, as it feels harder than that. Esp considering the crux is the start. Mostly climbs the face. May 24, 2009
Finn The Human
The Land of Ooo
Finn The Human   The Land of Ooo
Nice and easy, did it for my first ever trad climb. The start is pretty goofy, especially if you are on the shorter side. All in all a very safe and simple climb. Great if you wanna top rope Touch of Teflon just around the corner, as they share anchors. Careful not to get the rope caught when you moving over though! Aug 17, 2009
Michael Buchanan  
Bottom is the only interesting part of the climb. And the fact you can TR touch of teflon. Apr 27, 2010
Skat B
Down Rodeo
Skat B   Down Rodeo
Weird start that goes directly into a brief crux. I found the best footholds near the crack. Just get a good hand and finger jam at the crux and work your feet up. This route lets up considerably after that brief crux section. It's not the coolest trad route but certainly a good crack for beginners!! May 29, 2013
Garrett C
Garrett C   SL, UT
Did this as my first trad lead. Honestly only did it to TR Touch of Teflon. Because I did it as my first trad lead it is memorable, but the route itself was lack luster. The beginning was fun, however. Apr 18, 2014
Bianca Rich
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bianca Rich   Salt Lake City, Utah
When climbing this last week I grabbed some extremely large and loose holds, so loose I didn't dare use them. Use caution, it would be a shame if they went down on your belayer!! Jun 7, 2014
There's a pocket you can slot a small nut to protect the wierd starting move. Big loose block at the top of the crack - don't use it. Jul 25, 2014