Type: Sport, 35 ft (11 m)
FA: Jim Dunn (tr) 1978, Jerry Handren (lead) 1995
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Shared By: john strand on Mar 26, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Description Suggest change

The late John Strand, ( aka Strandman”) described this climb/problem in one quick sentence. The description below is provided by Eli Buzzell and gives a bit more detail.

Grandmother's Challenge is the least sustained of all the cave routes (likely better just graded V5), but that doesn't make it bad - if it were 100' off the ground you would never forget these moves. 

To take on the challenge of grandmother, walk up the slab and look for holds in the roof below the flaring feature under Molson's Madness. Find what works for you and kick into a flying kneebar, then battle your way through a few small jugs till you're standing on the rail of Molson's Madness. Slab up and left to a nice two bolt anchor. 

Worth it? Yup!

Location Suggest change

Right side of the cave, just under Molson's Madness.

Protection Suggest change

3 Bolts, 1 Pin, 2 Bolt Anchor