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

Puff Daddy 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio, 2000
Page Views: 588
Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 15, 2003
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (13)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Right (1).

The Price is Right is n...


This route is located around the corner right of Oscar de la Cholla. Start in a moderate, right-facing corner with one bolt. Climb to the loose ledge and start the real climbing. The jamming crux is only two moves long, and the rest is 5.10 crack and chimney moves. A fun climb that would make a good trad climb if you were so inclined.


7 bolts plus anchors.

Comments on Puff Daddy Add Comment
Show which comments
By unk
Mar 23, 2003

There is no way the crux is just an .11d!!! unless You are at least 6'3" tall. If you wanna go on a .12 something, go ahead, have fun, but if you are lookin' for an .11d try something else.

By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Mar 26, 2003

I thought it was a tough move (I'm 6'4"), but my partner who is shorter (5'10") thought it was easy for a 5.11d. Go figure...

The key to moving through the overhanging crux is to dial in the correct body and foot position, which will be different depending on your hieght. Layback the pinch hold and make a high right hand jam to reach the jug at the third bolt.

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 14, 2004

This would be an easy eleven trad lead at many areas around the country. Those bomber finger locks amount to three-finger jugs for a crack climber. Great route.

By Kirk Woerner
Jan 1, 2005
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Awesome route. Not 11d IMO. Whatever it is, the crux is short (right off the ledge). Once you get the hand jam on the left it's over. Use hands in the right order, and stem high. But it IS crack climbing at Shelf

By Kevin Neilson
From: Boulder
Sep 5, 2008

I wouldn't say this route is an 11d. (I'm 6'1".) The crux is right above the legde, so if you fall you probably hit the ground. The rock is also sharp and the fingerlocks tight; my index finger was numb for quite a while after this climb. Watch out for all the loose rock on the ledge; I brought down a stone pulling the rope. Also, a cam would have been nice between the first two bolts. A shirt is recommended; I didn't wear one and scratched up my shoulders and scapula. All that said, I enjoyed the crack and stemming.

By germsauce
Dec 27, 2011

This is a fun route, the book gives it 11a/b, which may be the first few moves off of the ledge, but that's even a stretch, and you can rest all over this thing. I'm no sandbagger, but I'd honestly give it 10b/c. Harder, obviously if climbing cracks is foreign to you.

Watch for loose rock, a baseball-sized chunk fell out while I was on it.

By Jessica Pemble
From: Denver, CO
Jan 22, 2012
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

I'm 5'3" and this definitely felt more like 11a or b. What a spectacular route! Fun! Thanks!

By Lucas79
From: Malden, MA
Jan 9, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

A standard rack up to #3 with double finger-sized pieces and you can sew this thing up...bring your rack! Short boulder problem off the ledge up to a 5.9 dihedral. Would prob be a 10b or 10c in most trad areas.