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Cro-Magnum 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rick Thompson and Bob D'Antonio, 2000
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Nov 10, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Right (2).

Description 

Begin in a small slightly chossy dihedral about 100 feet right of La Cholla Jackson. Climb the dihedral for two clips before moving left onto the arete, then follow a bulging face before ending at coldshuts below a small roof.

This route delivers its crux in a swift punch at the fourth bolt. Tall and short people can deal this one in different ways. Interesting puzzle at the crux and enjoyable pocket pulling before and after. One and a half stars in my book.

Protection 

Five bolts to two bolt coldshuts.


Photos of Cro-Magnum Slideshow Add Photo
Traversing to the arete.
Traversing to the arete.
Kai Huang on Cro-Magnum 12ab, Shelf Road, CO. Phot...
Kai Huang on Cro-Magnum 12ab, Shelf Road, CO. Phot...
Easy start.
Easy start.
Getting set for the crux move.
Getting set for the crux move.

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By Anonymous Coward
Apr 24, 2005

This route gets 3 stars out of 4 in the Thompson guide. I think it deserves them - although it's not as classic as the four star routes nearby - it does deliver worthy climbing on bomber rock. Well worth doing,
By Kaelen Willaims
Apr 30, 2008
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

This route has great moves, but it's short and the crux is even shorter. Still worthwhile in my opinion.
By Devan Johnson
Mar 8, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

There's not much to it, but figuring out the moves on this route was a blast. Tricky and highly worthwhile!