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Cactus Flower East

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Cat Claw 
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Facist Pig 
King of Pain 
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Mixed Feelings 
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Political Asylum 
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Two Cams and a Jam 
Wish You Were Here 
Worm 
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Cactus Flower East 


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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 33.73287, -111.86528 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Cactus Flower East is a low-slung wall of cracks and face climbs located to the north and a little east of the main Peak area. There are a number of routes here on crystalline desert granite. The classic testpiece of the area is the ultra-thin King of Pain.


Getting There 

Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). Continue on past the sign marking the climber's trail to the peak area and the trail flattens and drops a little bit. A spur climber's trail heads north in the direction of Cactus Flower East.


19 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cactus Flower East:
Live Oak   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Zenolith   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Two Cams and a Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Banana Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
King of Pain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Black Sunday   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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King of Pain

King of Pain 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Cactus Flower East
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By Pete Hickman
From: Tacoma, WA
Nov 24, 2007

This is a great place to practice placing gear because the climbs are so short and have a whole lot of options for placements.

By MacM
From: Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Dec 10, 2012

Worth noting that in the last year there have been about 10 bolts added for anchors at the top of the lower tier, nice for the TR enthusiasts.

-Mac, PPG