Type: Trad, Sport, 800 ft, 9 pitches, Grade II
FA: Matt Geyer & John Knight
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Shared By: John Knight on Feb 10, 2011
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The 2 Hour, 2 Tecate Challenge (aka 2 Tecate Challenge for short) is 9 linked pitches of climbing from Cracked Wall up to the Hikers Summit on Bishop Peak. The "challenge" is to break 2 hours. This requires you to be constantly moving and very efficient with your rope work. 

The pitches include:

1. Mouse Maze (5.9)
2. Knight Moves (5.7)
3. Owl's Staircase (5.8)
4. JK Flashback (5.7/5.8)
5. Doggie Style (5.9)
6. Garden Party (5.7)
7. Sunnyside (5.8/5.9)
8. There and Back Again (5.7) (aka Liberace)
9. Flakes to Fresno (5.8/5.9)

Location

Start at the base of Mouse Maze. Either hike down (fastest) OR rap down by scrambling to the top of Sunnyside (some 4th Class to get to Sunnyside anchors), scramble to the top of P-Wall, rap down to the Knee Surgery anchors, then rap down to the gully near the base of Garden Wall (3 raps total with a 60 meter rope), then hike down the P-Wall access trail.

Protection

You'll need 6 draws, 1 or 2 small cams and a couple large cams for Flakes to Fresno. You can link Mouse Maze & Knight Moves, Doggie Style and Garden Party, and Sunnyside & There and Back Again. If you link pitches, you will need to bring additional shoulder length slings (maybe 4 or 5) to reduce rope drag. All pitches have bolted anchors.

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