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Sugar Crack Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,225'
Location: 40.0046, -105.3533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: James Beissel on May 9, 2008


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  • Description 

    This is the obvious buttress on the north side of the road when you turn onto Sugarloaf Road. It has some decent rock, but also a lot of munge and loose rock. I have never seen anyone else climb here. There is a single known route on the southwest side of the buttress (Sugar Crack). There is also a juggy and steep boulder problem on the northeast side.


    A. Rubberneck Crack, 10, 1p, 110', gear.
    B. Sugar Crack, 10- PG-13, 1p, 90', gear.
    C. Sugaree, 4, 1p, 100', gear.

    Getting There 

    Drive west up Boulder Canyon approximately 3.8 miles from where the highway crosses Boulder Creek. Turn right on Sugarloaf Rd and park in a 1-2 car pulloff on the right side of the road about 250' from the intersection. The crag is directly across the road on the north side.

    Climbing Season

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    Weather station 3.8 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Featured Route For Sugar Crack Buttress

    Sugar Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Sugar Crack Buttress
    It looks unstable, scary, and run out, but it isn't any of those. While it is not a route to push your limits on, good protection can be had the whole way and the flake is actually pretty well-attached.Scramble up some slabby junk out of the ditch along the road and to a ledge below the obvious flake. Place gear under and in the flake and pull up and into it. Continue past good stances and rests, placing sometimes hard-to-see gear in the flakes every 4-5 feet (double set of Aliens if you want ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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