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Cubicle Crag is a smaller crag just down-hill (East) of Shadowfax. It appears at times from various points along the approach as a small boxy rock just below the lower summit of Shadowfax but is deceptively large. A few routes on its North side are reasonably good and quite entertaining. Perhaps only their shorter lengths keeps them from being really good routes, but the distance to reach them is what will forever keep them relatively untraveled.
Approach Via Shadow Canyon from the South Mesa Trailhead. Continue up the trail for quite some ways past below the Devil's thumb, and come to a brief clearing in the trees, from which you can look back and see Shadowfax, to the Southwest. You can even see on the right side of the West (higher) summit, the Northeast facing flakes of "Thirteen Words for Choss" which is easily the worst route on the crag.
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Good movement on mostly good stone- Since it was cleaned ground-up on-sight on FA, there is still some loose rock or lichen present, but not bad.Start up directly in the crack, (5.9, as on the FA) or by working uphill on a boulder to the right of its base (tried later, far easier) and gain the crack system leading up to a bulge. Set good gear and tackle the bulge, pulling up and left into a corner with very thin gear (small RPs) and then up and over onto the slab to reach the top.Belay off of a ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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