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Sleeping Cactus Wall

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Description 

Sleeping Cactus Wall is one of three crags down at the north end of Little Granite Mountain, on the east side. There are a good selection of moderate routes in Sleeping Cactus, from 5.6 up to 5.10a. The rock can be a little less than great in places, but it's not too bad for the most part.

I'm not sure these days if SCW sees much traffic, so you probably don't have to worry about sharing with other climbers. The best routes at the crag are Tupelo Honey (5.9+) and Chasm View (5.10a). A rap station with chains is located sort of dead center on the wall to get back down.


Getting There 

From the "Shotgun" parking area on the northeast side of the mountain, hike southwest and up onto the ridge that takes you up and left (south) to Sleeping Cactus Wall.


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Rapping off Greg & Al's Excellent Adventure. Fake out Flake is to the left.

Greg and Al's Excellent Adventure 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Sleeping Cactus Wall
The base before the first bolt is super thin, with ground-fall potential. If you are at the second bolt and miss the clip, there is ground fall potential.A direct start is harder then 5.9If you use the left side of the flake to bypass a direct start, the route runs near grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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5.8 good route next to 9 finger crack  <br /> <br />(ed: It looks like the climber started up Dublin High Road route and has traversed right across the top of the Tupelo Honey route)
5.8 good route next to 9 finger crack

(ed: It lo...
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