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Routes in East Face

Birth Simulator T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chambered Nautilus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Coral Bells Arete T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Daily Diatribe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deltoid Force T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Leftoverture T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost But Not Forgotten T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
MEGA S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mega Worthy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Moral Bells Arete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Oopsie T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Overture T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
PTFE T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Pump Up the Jam T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Raspberry Ripple T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Strong Persuader T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Sweet and Low S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Teflon Technique T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Touch of Teflon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Worthy Whoopsie S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Pat Contor, Gary Taylor, Kevin Sweeney 1988
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Dec 31, 2004 with updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

On the east face of Challenge, just south of a 25 foot ledge is a right-facing corner. Start in this corner, pop over and follow the bolts, continue up the face.

Protection

Three bolts to a shared bolted anchor.

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Gabriel Tallent
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Gabriel Tallent   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Three bolts to chain anchor, shared with the climbs to the left. Anchors look great. A top rope drags on the rock edge if not extended. The anchor isn't visible from the face, but just follow the climb and when you top out, it's on your left and clearly visible.

Third bolt was a little reachy (I'm 5.9) but reasonable. Well bolted overall. The climb is hard to grade––went at 5.8 with several hard 5.10 crimps, up to the easy, broken face above, which is easy enough that you don't need gear, but takes C3s and finger-sized cams well. Protection abounds. Jul 5, 2014
cdec
SLC, UT
 
cdec   SLC, UT
 
Fun route, it should get done more often. The guide says the bolts are weirdly placed. Not so much weirdly as just a bit on the reachy side. I am 5' 9 and I couldn't really clip off the obvious good holds. Just made it a bit heady. If your 6' no problem.
Thin climbing after the last bolt leads to jugs, good gear and the top. Oct 9, 2012
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
  5.10a
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
  5.10a
Fun route with interesting moves. You can place a small nut and/or a 00 TCU below the first bolt. Its somewhat tricky to that first bolt so I'd recommend having gear and a few medium size cams for above the bolts. Thanks for the anchor! Jun 23, 2010
A 2 bolt anchor has been added to this route. Shared with it's 2 neighbors. Jun 13, 2006
Don't forget the gear for the anchors. Cams were especially helpful for the anchor. Jun 6, 2006