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This face offers some exceptional climbs including "Grand Illusion".
Head up and right from the base of the rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sugarloaf, East Face:
Scheister 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Harding's Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 435'
Lurch 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad
The Fang-Left Side 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Swallow Tail 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 140'
Morticia 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Farley 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Dominion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Blue Velvet 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Crushed Velvet 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
The Fracture 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad
Telesis 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Taurus 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Opus 7 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Beast of Burden 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 70'
Gallows Pole (direct) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Captain Fingers 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
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Taurus 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Sugarloaf, East Face
Taurus is an outstanding thin crack to lieback. The crux comes right off the ground, moving on good locks with smear feet. You can get a good nut, then small but solid gear. Pull the .11b crux to a stance. Then, climb the finger crack up, do some strenuous .10 lieback underclinging out left. Finish up a mantel and walk up the ramp to the chains.This route was soloed by first ascentionist Mark Hudon in the late 70s, so get after it!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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