Eddie Haskel Takes Manhatten
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This route is on the southern-most end of the west side of Sports Challenge Rock. Just left of the 2 most obvious easy cracks (Ranger JB and Ranger JD) on the south arete of the west face, lies a blunt arete with 2 bolts on it. Climb past the bolts (crux) and up past a 5.10- move on small gear to reach a low-angle finish (moderate, but slightly runout). Belay on gear on the ramp above or continue to the summit and belay from a bomber sink-hole with some larger gear placements.
Rap down from the anchors on the west side of the summit.
Fun enough, but not a destination climb.
Although bolts protect the true crux, some challenging moves require gear to protect. Take a rack with medium nuts and cams to 2".
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What happens over there?
Even in December it can be tough in the sun.
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|By Will S|
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 30, 2008
Crux right off the second bolt, tricky to find the best sequence and the crux goes on for a few moves. The short section of crack above the bolt is bottoming and flared, I didn't even try for gear there. Take tiny cams (00tcu equivalent) up to fingers for the route. Anchor takes small aliens/tcus up to 1.5". Walkoff the std south end descent and end up 5ft from your packs.