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Affluenza S 
Afterburner S 
Agave S 
Alexi's Climb S 
Alignment, The S 
Almost French S 
Almost Gothic S 
Amiga S 
Are You Experiential? S 
Awesome Offwidthin' T,TR 
Axis of Evil S 
Banana Split S 
Barbed Wire Love S 
Beach Ball S 
Beef Cake Formula S 
Bionic Minnow S 
Black Slabbeth S 
Blackman's Burden S 
Blade Runner S 
Blarney Stone, The S 
Blond Princes S 
Bombodido S 
Book of Dude-Aronomy, The S 
Bur-Har-Bur S 
Cactus Cliff Addict S 
Candy for Big Kids S 
Carnage (aka "Wild Virus") S 
Cellulite District T,TR 
Centurion Enigma S 
Cheeseburger In Paradise S 
Child's Play S 
Chompin' at the Cholla S 
Christmas Tree S 
Chunky Monkey S 
Cobra S 
Commitment S 
Crimpin' and Pimpin' S 
Crimpson Candy S 
Critic's Choice S 
Cro-Magnum S 
Crynoid Corner S 
Cure For The Common Crimp S 
Da Fly S 
Dances with Cholla S 
Dereliction Affliction S 
Dihedrus S 
Divinity School S 
Don't Be Messin' With Ma Moves S 
Early Bird S 
Escalando S 
Et Tu, Brutus S 
Fantasia S 
Fast Food Nation S 
Fishisms T 
Flight of the Phoenix S 
French Are Here, The S 
Fully Equipped S 
Funkdemental S 
Gabby S 
Glass Babies S 
Glue Slippage S 
Good Red Road, The S 
Gravitations S 
Great Expectations S 
Hair Trigger S 
Half Breed S 
Hero Driver S 
Hey Pueblo Gringo, Got a Hanger? S 
High Heeled Tittty Twister S 
Hot Beach S 
Hurricane Hinzi S 
I Claudius S 
I Lean S 
I'm Having A Vision S 
Ian's Climb S 
Illegal Smile S 
Impulsive Hands S 
Institutional Meat S 
Jamuary S 
Joy of Cholla, The S 
Jumpin' the Gun S 
Just Thesenga It S 
Kalahari Sidewinder S 
Killer Toupee, The T,S 
King Louie's Traverse S 
Kodachrome S 
La Temperatura de Shelf S 
LaCholla Jackson S 
Lats Don't Have Feelings S 
Legend on the Fall S 
Leisure Class S 
Manly Bulges S 
Midget Toss S 
Misalignment S 
Morning Joe S 
Muscle Beach S 
New Ethics S 
New World Order S 
Ol' 47 S 
Oscar de la Cholla S 
Out There Take Anything S 
Paleolithic Tool Traditions S 
Part Muffalo S 
Pick Pocket S 
Politically Incorrect S 
Poquito Mas S 
Puff Daddy S 
Purple Corner T 
Quarterback S 
Quasi Quasar S 
Raven, The S 
Reach Around, The S 
Red Eclipse S 
Red Giant T 
Redman's Burden S 
Relampago S 
Richard Simmons' Tanktop S 
Risky Business S 
Shelf Pride S 
Short Man's Burden S 
Six More Bottles of Basco S 
Six Pack O' Whoop-Ass S 
Slicer S 
Solar Eclipse S 
Spray Lord S 
Squeeze the Moment S 
Stand, The S 
Super Suka S 
Third Stage S 
Three-Quarter Ton S 
Thumbs Up S 
Tits Up S 
Too Much Beef and Not Enough Meat S 
Total Recount S 
Totally Blonde S 
Turkey's Bleak T 
Two For One S 
Under A Blood Red Wall S 
Unknown S 
Usual Suspects, The S 
Utter To A Scream S 
Wadsworth Boulevard S 
White Punks on Pockets S 
Whiteman's Burden S 
Working Man S 
World Peace S 
You Show Me Your Heavy Weapon, I'll Show You Mine S 

Paleolithic Tool Traditions 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rick Thompson, 2000
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Submitted By: Sean Hall on Dec 16, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Right (2).

Description 

Also known as Tool Boy.

The climb is located on the far right side of Cactus Cliff, on the face left of the prow where Affluenza is found. A short scramble gets you on the ledge, at the flake below the bolt line. Enjoy small pockets and edges on the smooth, solid face up to a horizontal crack. As you move up, a vertical crack will lead to slightly bigger holds and less technical feet. Beautiful line. 70 feet.

Protection 

Seven camouflaged bolts to Fixe anchors.


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By Joe Collins
Jan 27, 2003
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Worth doing if you're in the area. 5.11c/d- About the same difficulty as the two routes immediately to the right, Affluenza and Whiteman's Burden.
By Fred Knapp
Oct 6, 2004
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

A decent route, but my partner and I both felt 11c.
By Anonymous Coward
Nov 4, 2004

This route is not as good as the two to the right. Not even close. And it's not as hard either. Good route, but the ones to the right are superb; highest quality lines and stone.
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 24, 2005

This was a fun route and way harder than the paths to the right. Check out the comments from the previous posters - they are mostly about downgrading for clearly egotistical satisfaction. While certainly not .12b and not as sandbag as the classic four star Shelf routes - it is harder than you average Shelf .11d - this great route deserves a burn, its rate and its stars.
By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 23, 2008

Initially I planned on getting on the (2) 11c's to the right, but then got on this instead. Downrating is just mean. This felt 11d/12a as suggested by RT. Super sustained after the first 10-ft with a sucker rest under the roof. Hold on to the anchors. Although nothing stands out visually from the ground the movement on this one is alot better than it appears. So good.
By Tyler Scheer
From: Boulder. CO
Apr 10, 2011

This thing felt like 11+ climbing. The cruxes of this route are clipping a couple of bolts that could be six inches lower and a whole lot easier, not the climbing itself. Fun route, and safe, but haaaard clipping stances.

I agree with AC #2 - I'd call this a couple of letter grades harder than Affluenza.