Sports Challenge Rock - West Face
Larry Hamilton on the intitial 5.8 crack. Photo b...
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.
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.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
12 Total Routes
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I Just Told You 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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This line starts to the left of the moderate cracks on the south end of the west face known as Ranger JB and Ranger JD. The line starts to the left of these and rises up and right on increasingly difficult terrian to where the crack runs out. There are 3 choices, and in increasing order of difficulty they are:A) 5.10b: From a tiny pod in the crack where a hand-sized cam can be fidgeted, abandon the seam and climb directly up to a horizontal and traverse from there to the right to gain a well pro...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Sports Challenge. Photo by Blitzo.
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