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Sports Challenge Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon McCartie on Oct 22, 2007


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located inside the Real Hidden Valley, this rock is renowned for several classic roped climbs like Clean and Jerk and Leave It to Beaver. there are plenty of tourists along the nature loop trail who will stop and gawk.

Getting There 

Follow the entrance trail from the parking lot. Once inside and it dead-ends, turn right for 60-70 yards going over a small rise with stone steps. Sports Challenge Rock is the obvious large, dark colored formation on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Real Hidden Valley Circuit area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Sports Challenge Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sports Challenge Rock:
Kirkatron   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   
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Featured Route For Sports Challenge Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Kirkatron, 1998

Kirkatron V5 6C  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock
located on the N/NW face of sports challenge rock, this 30 ft traverse begins on the right side in a wide vertical crack. move right to left on a variation of hold types and finish at the big flake (Lobster Lieback)...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 23, 2007
Sports Challenge Rock - West Face is already in the database. Do we really want to list it twice in the database - once as a "climbing" area and also separately as part of a "bouldering circuit"? Seems confusing doing it this way.
By Jon McCartie
From: Edmond, OK
Oct 24, 2007
from a user's perspective, it may be easier keeping it inside the "Real Hidden Valley Bouldering" section...if you're looking to boulder in this area, it would be easier to find these climbs beneath this section than separating them by putting them underneat the "Sports Challenge Rock" main section.


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