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Elevation: 6,900 ft 2,103 m
GPS: 38.63385, -105.23274
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Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Oct 12, 2001 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This subarea has mostly sport climbs, but there are also a few nice gear routes. The climbing here is mainly 5.10b-12c with some excellent sustained routes and also some routes in the woods further right, which offer nice climbing on short shaded walls.

Getting There Suggest change

From the Bank campground, follow the road to a point where you can spot a now obvious trail on the left (approximately 1/2 mile from the campground?), leading up to the cliff. The trail switchbacks to the base of the climbing, and this will tell you if you are in the right area, by the trail you are on. Upon arriving atop the trail, you will be by a block separating 3 routes to the left and others right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cactus Rose Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Sticks and Stone May Break My Bo…
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Little Boys With Power Toys
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Where the River Flows
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Alligator Ed
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Raising Arizona
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
John Wayne Never Wore Boxer Shorts
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
Mark Finds Bob Bolting
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Arizona Rising
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Bachar Up Against The Wall And…
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 10
Take The Skinheads Bowling
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 24
Cactus Rose
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Welcome To The Machine
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Child's Play
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Barbecueing Traditions
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sticks and Stone May Break…
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Little Boys With Power Toys
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Where the River Flows
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Alligator Ed
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Raising Arizona
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
John Wayne Never Wore Boxer…
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mark Finds Bob Bolting
 35
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Arizona Rising
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bachar Up Against The Wall…
 60
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Take The Skinheads Bowling
 10
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Cactus Rose
 24
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Welcome To The Machine
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
[Redacted]
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Child's Play
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Barbecueing Traditions
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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