Cactus Rose Cliff Rock Climbing
The Tower of Beta, on the walk back to the parking...
Mostly sport climbs but also a few nice gear routes. The climbing here is mainly 5.10b-12c with some excellent sustained routes and also some routes in the woods further right, which offer nice climbing on short shaded walls.
From the Bank campground, follow the road to a point where you can spot a now obvious trail on the left (approx 1/2 mile from campground ?), leading up to the cliff. The trail switchbacks to the base of the climbing and this will tell you if you are in the right area, by the trail you are on. Upon arriving atop the trail you will be by a block separating 3 routes to the left and others right.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cactus Rose Cliff
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Barbecueing Traditions 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
: Shelf Road
: Cactus Rose Cliff
This is an excellent and sequential route. It features steep crimpin' and sharp pocket pullin' (big surprise). The technical crux is around the third clip, crimping on a gnarly, slippery sidepull. It is somewhat reachy. It eases off a little bit after that, with a shake out rest followed by another sting-in-the-tail set of thin balance moves getting to the intimidating last clip (I used a looong sling for this one). Finish with jugs to the anchors.The guidebook calls this 12a/b, but I would lean...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
View of Cactus Rose Cliff and the road back out to...
By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Apr 24, 2012
There is now a sign marking the trail to get to the Cactus Rose Cliff, it is a short walk East from the small parking area below the Piggy Bank. Please do not use the trail directly from the parking area.
From: Houston, TX
Jun 6, 2012
Anybody have any info on the route on the far right (third line) of the Skinheads Wall?
It starts in some dirty ledgy stuff and climbs into some pretty cool and sharp pockets towards the top.
Jun 7, 2012
Bald headed neocons.