|Cactus Rose Cliff
The climbing to the first bolt could be a little spicy for some, but the holds are decent. The climbing gets pretty fun at the 3rd and 4th bolts which are quite close to each other, there is a rib sidepull which is for sure the crux, but you will find better holds just above.
This route is again a continuous one, like many others on this crag. It is a good intermediate route with fairly good protection.
This route is located on the left end of the 'Cactus Rose Crag' This line is the furthest left route.
5 bolts - 2 bolt/sling anchor.
|Comments on Welcome To The Machine
|By Anonymous Coward|
Aug 13, 2003
[Van Horn's] guides and [Green's] guide give it 11c/d and 11d. climbed it last night and it is definitely closer to these grades. not sure if [Knapp] might have accidently typo-ed in his guide. good route though, probably be 12b at [Cactus].
|By Jason Halladay|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 3, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
Certainly not 10d. That must be a typo. It felt all of 11d to me. Continuously difficult ending in a tough set of moves.
|By Jean Spencer|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2013
I agree. Harder than 10d. Got off of it and was like "wow, some 10s are just crazy hard!"
|By Darryl Roth|
Jan 27, 2014
As I recall, this was the first route at Shelf drilled with a Bosch roto-hammer (by Richard Aschert), thus the name.