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Routes in Challenger
|East Face/Challenger T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|S.C.R.U.B. T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jason Haas, Brian Young 2007|
|Page Views:||116 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Martinuzzi on Aug 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionTo quote the first ascentionist in his new guidebook, "this wider-than-fists crack shows why 'Sport Climbers Rough Up Bad.'"
This fun line starts in a broken ramp system on the north face of the Spaceship/Challenger, and ascends an obvious wide crack with a dogleg to the right.
The boulder-y crux comes early, pulling up off the ramp and establishing on the face/crack system (blowing this little problem could lead to some knocked-up ankles). The crack is too wide for fists, but some features on the face and the juggy dogleg of the crack keep things moderate. Pull over the lip of the wall at the 35' mark to belay on East Face/Challenger. Continue on ~110 feet of 5.5 face climbing to the top on that route.