Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Ric Geiman, 1991
Page Views: 1,518 total · 7/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 23, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

As you approach Cactus Cliff from the left end, the West, there is an inset wall with aretes on both sides. The left of these is Jumpin' the Gun. This interesting line starts on the face left of the arete and gains the blunt arete at mid height. Interesting climbing on edges and pockets gun for a cruxy bulge near the top. I thought that the route had a lot of continuity on largely bullet-proof stone. Might be a bit over-rated at 5.11d, but stringing it all together is probably worth the "d". A very good line.

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9 bolts.

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This one along with Hair Trigger and Illegal Smile were put up when Cactus was closed to climbing. There was a rumor that the cliff would be open soon, so Steve and I went for it. Jan 19, 2013
the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
 
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
 
Ugh, not sure why this gets 3 stars. The climbing is mostly awkward and painful. It is stiff for the grade when one stays on the bolt line, soft when one wonders about, and generally not that fun. Fun moves do exist through the overhang over the last 2 bolts, but then you are essentially climbing a refrigerator-size block that is fractured around its perimeter and sounds hollow. Cannot really say much good about this rig. Nov 13, 2017