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Sugarloaf, East Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beast of Burden S 
Bird Man S 
Blue Velvet T,S 
Captain Fingers T 
Crushed Velvet T 
Dominion T 
East Chimney T 
East Face, The T 
Falcon, The S 
Fang-Left Side, The T 
Farley T 
Fracture, The T 
Gallows Pole (direct) T,S 
Grand Illusion T 
Harding's Chimney T 
Lady Luck T 
Lurch T 
Mini-Illusion, The S 
Monkey Flower T,S 
Morticia T 
Opus 7 S 
Over the Edge T 
Pinch a Loaf S 
Scheister T 
South Summit Bolt Ladder S 
Stone T 
Swallowtail T 
Talking Heads T 
Tapestry T 
Taurus T 
Telesis S 

Sugarloaf, East Face  

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Location: 38.7766, -120.3081 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006
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This face offers some exceptional climbs including "Grand Illusion".
In the warmer months, this side of the wall goes into the shade early and offers some shelter from the blistering sun. On the other hand, in the colder months it's popular in the morning sun but becomes bitterly cold as the sun leaves it's presence.

Tons of varied climbing from 5.7 to 5.13c both bolted, Traditionally protected, mixed and spicy. It's all here.

Getting There 

Head up and right from the base of the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

31 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sugarloaf, East Face:
Scheister   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Harding's Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 435'   
Lurch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches   
Swallowtail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Morticia   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Farley   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dominion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Crushed Velvet   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Blue Velvet   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Fracture   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Telesis   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Taurus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Beast of Burden   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Opus 7   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Gallows Pole (direct)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Captain Fingers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
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Featured Route For Sugarloaf, East Face
Crux moves on Taurus.

Taurus 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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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