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Routes in Challenger Wall

Adventure Punks T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Challenger T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Enterprise T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Explorer T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jupiter II T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lost in Space T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Right Stuff, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Space Cowboys T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Voyager T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
X-15 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Type: Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Jay Smith & Paul Van Betten - 1986
Page Views: 488 total, 7/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 4, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

The Right Stuff is a wild route that climbs a series of enormous flakes on the left side of the Challenger Wall. Care must be taken when climbing and protecting this route.

Begin about 50' left of Challenger at a small left-facing corner. Climb these corners and grooves to an obvious roof/undercling crack. Jam out the left side of this and work up and left on a horizontal. Gingerly mantle up to a massive flake and climb the right side of it (increasingly more solid sounding). At the top, hand traverse left and step up into an obvious right-facing corner. Protect and climb a punchy crux to a good cam in a horizontal and make one last mantle onto a ledge. Belay here or lower to the ground.

There is a second pitch (5.10a) that continues up the right-facing corner above to a wide roof with a large chockstone.

Protection

Standard rack with a few extra 0.75" to 2" pieces. Plenty of slings and a 70m rope for getting down.

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Mark Straub
Berkeley, CA
 
Mark Straub   Berkeley, CA
 
Just a word of warning to anyone considering climbing the second pitch- it contains some extremely loose and crumbly rock, and might be best avoided unless you don't mind poor rock quality and dubious protection as a consequence. Apr 20, 2015
Josh Janes    
 
The pitch 1 anchors on this route were replaced courtesy of the ASCA in 2012. If you use and appreciate updated bolts in Red Rocks, consider a donation to the ASCA at safeclimbing.org. Jun 4, 2012