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Cactus Flower East

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anarchist's Delight T 
Banana Crack T 
Banana Split T 
Black Sunday T,TR 
Cat Claw T,TR 
Fabulous Fables T 
Facist Pig T 
King of Pain S 
Live Oak T 
Mixed Feelings T 
Mystical Adventures T,S 
Palo Verde T,TR 
Pam's Jam T 
Political Asylum T 
Pomey Direct T,S 
Two Cams and a Jam T 
Unknown S,TR 
Wish You Were Here S 
Worm T,TR 
Zenolith S 
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.4 miles from here

20 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+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Two Cams and a Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Banana Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Zenolith   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
King of Pain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Black Sunday   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Wish You Were Here   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Fabulous Fables   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 35'   
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Live Oak

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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
By Tim Heid
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 2, 2015
This is my favorite wall in the Phoenix area to Top-rope solo.

The climbs are short- but the proximity to Phoenix, the short hike, the easy access to the top, and the many bolted anchors make it really easy to do all 18-20 climbs in this area in just an hour or two.
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