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Sugar Rush

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Chocolate Factory

Chocolate River

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Augustus Gloop 5.9 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jeff Neal, Russ Jackson, Rick Estes in 2009
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Right of Sugar Rush. Start on large ledges or traverse in from the right, then transition to water grooves and small edges to a stance at a horizontal band halfway up. Make a move to the next bolt then enjoy larger features to the anchors.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chain anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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2.9 stars (68 votes)
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5.9 (57 votes)

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Jeff said on August 25th, 2009
Access Sugar Rush, Augustus, and Choc River by going left off the main approach trail as soon as you see rock/big boulder. Go up the left side of the large boulder. Will build up the base of these two routes soon.
Wes said on November 6th, 2009
Wes said on November 6th, 2009
BTW, this is a pretty cool slab, should be rated at least 3 - 4 stars or so. Bolted well, cool moves, pretty solid rock, nice view, etc. Really not a lot more you can ask for in a 5.9 slab.
Josephine said on March 24th, 2010
The friction slab moves at the top were very committing!
Josephine said on March 24th, 2010
Oops - that comment was meant for the line to the left of it - Sugar Rush. Sorry - still getting used to the new guidebook format! :-)
krampus said on March 28th, 2010
definitely going to clean up into a great slab rout, all three on this wall will.