Avg: 2.8 from 15 votes
Routes in Lonely Challenge Area
|Broken Dreams T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Eddy of Life T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Eternal Flow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Gnawing on the Rind T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Lone Man Running T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Notch Arête, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Potato Chip, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rubbing it Raw S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Slab, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Watermelon Tetris S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Zen and the Art T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Charles Nolt and Brent Barghahn 8/2016|
|Page Views:||627 total, 40/month|
|Shared By:||Brent Barghahn on Aug 28, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionA lovely way to begin the day at Lonely Challenge area. A shallow right leaning dihedral system with comfy bolts and airy toes. Careful footwork will stem you up with little difficulty.
Begin at the smooth face with slopey ledges ramping in from the left. A few tricky buldges carry you through the midway technical crux. Blind jugs are hidden throughout.
LocationThe bolted right leaning line in the ripples just left of the obvious arete. Right of Eternal Flow.
Protection10 bolts plus anchor with chains. The leaning nature of this route requires a follower to clean, lowering will put you 30ft right of the start.
Coming up the main talus slope stay RIGHT in the larger and more consolidated talus, AVOIDING obvious worn switchbacks in the middle (slippery and sketchy scree). About halfway up the slope there is a large pine that you can go around on its right. Switchbacks marked with cairns and logs start here and continue up to the wall. Belay is a flattened stance. 20 minutes.
Sunny in the morning, full shade starts early afternoon. The narrow gully stays cool.