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Better than Bitter S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Broken Thumb T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Diminishing Returns T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Falling Apart at the Seams T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Flamin' Freddie T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Guilt Trip T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hollow Man S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nuthin' Tuff T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On a Whim T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pins and Knickers T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Road Less Traveled, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Roadster, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Split Seam T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tuff Enough T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tuff'n Up S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Winky and Waxman Go Bolting S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wrecking Ball S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
cTr S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Stuart and Bret Ruckman 1986
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 11, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This route starts on the ledge system on the NE corner of Challenge. It climbs an overhanging section working to the right as it goes. The anchors are not visible but are there (no chains or rap hangers) on the right end of the traverse. The traverse is what makes this route. Initially, one will feel the urge to clip bolt 2, almost skip bolt 3 and go straight up. Don't!!! The moves that make the climb are on the right traverse. Stay low, and make those lunges. Walk off.


3 draws are required for the route with 2 more draws (with runners) for the anchors.


Tyler King
Salt Lake, UT
Tyler King   Salt Lake, UT
Cool moves. Would have given it 4 stars if it wasn't so short Jun 27, 2008
I did this route in the fall of '92 with my buddy from the LA area, "Aggro Dave" (Tidwell), and if there is one thing that sticks out in my mind from this route, it was all the cool heel hooking you get in on the right-leaning traverse. And, yes, you have to clip the third bolt. Too bad its too short...but always worthy! Jul 22, 2012

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