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Elevation: 3,922 ft
GPS: 36.14687, -115.42762
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Shared By: David Quinn on Feb 26, 2018
Admins: Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc, Justin Johnsen
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

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The wall gets sun from mid morning on. Steep gray wall with several good routes.

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Approach as if heading to Civilization Crag. From the right end of the Circus Wall, follow the terrace up, hikers left, after crossing a gully and hiking up a short slab/slope, the Cactus Massacre crag will be on your left and directly left of a large drainage. The prominent, low angle, ArĂȘte on the right-hand end of the crag is "End of the Cactus", 5.5

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cactus Massacre

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 69
End of the Cactus
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 119
Never Kiss a Cactus
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Cholla
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Cactus Juice
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 126
Cactus Pete
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 147
One Flew Over a Cactus Nest
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 117
Over a Barrel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 57
Straight to the Point
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
Cactus Hugger
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Xmas Cactus
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
Cactus Killa
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 39
Saguaro
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 56
Cactus Massacre
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
Cactus Root
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Fractured Cactus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
End of the Cactus
 69
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Never Kiss a Cactus
 119
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cholla
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cactus Juice
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cactus Pete
 126
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
One Flew Over a Cactus Nest
 147
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Over a Barrel
 117
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Straight to the Point
 57
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cactus Hugger
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Xmas Cactus
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cactus Killa
 108
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Saguaro
 39
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cactus Massacre
 56
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cactus Root
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fractured Cactus
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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