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Sports Challenge Rock - West Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Alligator Tears T 
Chick Hern T 
Eddie Haskel Takes Manhatten T 
I Just Told You T 
Mortal Thoughts T 
Ranger J.B. T 
Ranger J.D. T 
Rap Bolters are Weak S 
Ride a Wild Bago T 
Sphincter Quits T 
unknown T 
What's It To You T 

Sports Challenge Rock - West Face  


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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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Larry Hamilton on the intitial 5.8 crack. Photo b...

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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sports Challenge Rock - West Face:
Sphincter Quits   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     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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Tony Bubb starts up on lead on 'I Just Told You' (5.10, S) on Sports Challenge Rock. Photo by Paul Rose, 12/05.

I Just Told You 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes...
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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The west face of Sports Challenge Rock as seen from the vicinity of Gateway Rock.
BETA PHOTO: The west face of Sports Challenge Rock as seen fro...
Sports Challenge. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sports Challenge.
Photo by Blitzo.

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