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Sports Challenge Rock - West Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01401, -116.1691 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jul 1, 2002
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Description 

This is the side of the rock that one initially encounters upon entering Real Hidden Valley proper. Nice brown rock with quite a few thin slanting cracks mark the characteristics of this side of Sport Challenge Rock. Relative to the East Face, this wall gets the lion share of sun.

Getting There 

Enter the Real Hidden Valley via the south and look for a huge grey and tan bulbous rock in the center of the loop trail. Approach via a well-worn trail from the south, which splits to go to the east face (right) or west face (left). Some easy scrambling is required to reach the base of a few of the routes.


Climbing Season



Weather station 10.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sports Challenge Rock - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sports Challenge Rock - West Face:
Sphincter Quits   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
What's It To You   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rap Bolters are Weak   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Sports Challenge Rock - West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: About half way up Ranger JD

Ranger J.D. 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes...
This route lies just left of the route Ranger J.B. - refer to that route for a description of the area and location.On the right-hand end (south) of the west face of Sports Challenge Rock, there are two moderate cracks. Climb the left-most of these two and up to the shoulder of the rock, perhaps 40 feet up. Place a directional and continue to the summit of the rock to belay. Retreat by a rappel from the summit anchors. The climb is mismarked in the Vogel guides prior to 2006 as #1009 on th...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Larry Hamilton on the intitial 5.8 crack.  Photo b...
Larry Hamilton on the intitial 5.8 crack. Photo b...
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