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Sugar Pop 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tracy Martin and Jeff Achey
Season: lots of sun
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Submitted By: Lynn S on Mar 23, 2009

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As per the new Rifle/Western CO guidebook, "Begin near the left side of the main slab, climb a steep gray face with a crux bulge low down. This might be the best slab route on Glenwood limestone...."

Right on with that, excellent climbing. The holds are not chalked up or polished, it makes for thoughtful climbing. It is well worth the hike to the crag.


This is just left of Smear Tactics. It has great views of the river and canyon below. You still hear the traffic but nothing like being at the Puoux.


All bolts, can't remember exactly, maybe 8? Two bolt anchor.

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By J Achey
Nov 5, 2013

Nope, Mike, wrong route - you are thinking of The Thread. Sugar Pop is all bolts, steeper, and less runout.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Nov 8, 2013

Thanks Jeff. I must have put my comment on the wrong route. My bad. I'm going to delete me comment and move it to the appropriate route. Thanks for putting up these routes. It's a fun and interesting place to climb!

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