|Sugarloaf, East Face
The difficulties start at the first bolt and rarely give up until you clip the anchors. Thin reachy moves, stemming, balance, power. Bird man will test your face climbing and footwork techniques and let you know exactly where you stand... or don't. This route is without a doubt one of the best face pitches in the Tahoe area.
Starts up a thin 5.11 crack to bolts, crosses over the Fang and continues up the face above.
Cams, Thin to .5". Many bolts.
|By Michael Creel|
Dec 19, 2013
This route was bolted on rap by myself and a couple of others who may prefer to remain in obscurity, around 1990. There is a difficult clip low down, because a big knob broke off on an early ascent. In retrospect, the route may have been better if the belay were a little lower down.