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Cactus Flower Tower summit

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Cactus Flower Tower summit  

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Some fun and adventures routes are found here. The long approach makes for a full day of climbing. The Warrior faces north so it is in the shade all day.

Getting There 

Follow the gully up to the tower. There is some technical climbing so be careful and wear approach shoes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cactus Flower Tower summit:
Blood on the Tracks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
Cinnamon Hedgehog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 1215'   
The Warrior   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Cinnamon Hedgehog 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Cactus Flower Tower summit
Although the grade for the route itself is only III the lengthy approach and descent make for a "full value day" as appropriately described by my climbing partner, Jon. Given the remoteness of the route I was expecting to encounter fragile rock but was pleased to find that this was not the case. After an initially thin 5.9 start, the route travels up varnished cracks for ~2 pitches before moving onto featured face for 1.5 pitches. With sparse (but mostly decent) gear placements the crux pitch ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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