The Sugar Cube showing The Match-Up and the left s...
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.
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.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
3 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Match-Up 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b CO
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : The Sugar Cube
The Match-Up runs up the middle of the west face of The Sugar Cube. For the record, TMU is still a red point project for me (as of September 2009), although it may have seen a red point burn earlier this year (Bernard Gillett?). I was able to free most of it in late September after being unable to even get back for a try throughout most of the last year. The climbing on TMU is intricate and very powerful, at least for me. Start in a wide, rounded groove with pathetically poor feet and power up t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Routes left to right: The Match-Up variation (1), ...