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The Sugar Cube Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 24, 2008
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The Sugar Cube is a 100 foot crag situated just below Mary's Bust and right of the approach trail to MB. Most of the stone on TSC is unappealing sugary stuff, but like many crags in the area has some sections of fine grained, bullet hard granite. A few lines have gone in on this good stone and several other interesting routes can be had as well. These are situated on the face/arete section facing the trail and include a fun 5.10, a very burly and technical route left of this (unfinished), and a variation start to the second route.

Getting There 

Park as for MB, start on the same trail but cut through the dry creek bed to the base of the crag. Approach time is only seconds from the road.


AB. Match-Up Left, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. The Match-Up, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
CB. Hypocrisy's Promise, 11-, 1p, 75', bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Mary's Bust Area area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sugar Cube

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sugar Cube:
Match-Up Left   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Match-Up   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Sugar Cube

Match-Up Left 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Sugar Cube
Match-Up Left is a variation to the main line (The Match-Up) running up the West face of the Sugar Cube. MU Left joins TMU at the hand jam after two clips. Stick clip the first bolt and enter from the left. An awkward move gains good hands and the jam out right. From here on, the route follows TMU....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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