|North and West Faces
This route starts on the ledge system on the NE corner of Challenge. It climbs an overhanging section working to the right as it goes. The anchors are not visible but are there (no chains or rap hangers) on the right end of the traverse. The traverse is what makes this route. Initially, one will feel the urge to clip bolt 2, almost skip bolt 3 and go straight up. Don't!!! The moves that make the climb are on the right traverse. Stay low, and make those lunges. Walk off.
3 draws are required for the route with 2 more draws (with runners) for the anchors.
|By Tyler King|
From: Salt Lake, UT
Jun 27, 2008
Cool moves. Would have given it 4 stars if it wasn't so short
|By Peter Hayes|
Jul 22, 2012
I did this route in the fall of '92 with my buddy from the LA area, "Aggro Dave" (Tidwell), and if there is one thing that sticks out in my mind from this route, it was all the cool heel hooking you get in on the right-leaning traverse. And, yes, you have to clip the third bolt. Too bad its too short...but always worthy!