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The east face of Challenge Buttress is characterized by a complex topography including various outcroppings, aretes, and gullies.
Park at Stairs Gulch, and clamber up the bank on the SW of where the creek crosses the road. Follow the trail through the woods until you reach a fork; take the left fork for the east face.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Face:
Mega Worthy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
MEGA 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Coral Bells Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Oopsie 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Chambered Nautilus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Touch of Teflon 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Worthy Whoopsie 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 185'
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Coral Bells Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : East Face
This climbs an arete on the east face. This arete is obvious from the fork. This is a great climb that protects well. The crux is definitely the 1st bolt. Clipped high it is a safe overhang to fall on. The smooth face above is tricky but not too hard. The flake gives you a nice natural place to protect. My first ascent, I zipped right past the flake, jonesing on the chains. Aretes always add a degree of mental difficulty to me and this was no exception. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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