Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Guy H. on Sep 26, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is located to the right of "Little Mecca" and to the left of "Regroovable". This route is one of the newer routes in the area, and may seem soft for the rating compared to some of the old school climbs near by.

Follow the shallow crack to a bulge, and work your way to the left. Some of the holds are hard to spot from below. They are also alittle sharp as the name suggests. This is probably one of the top three 5.10s on the Contest Wall.


6-7 bolts.


Actually Cactus Drop is one of the old routes on this crag. Regroovable is fairly new. Sep 30, 2003
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
AC, you are correct. I checked the old Van Horn guide book, and Cactus Drop was put up before 1990. Sep 30, 2003
Varied climbing with great bolt placement... pockets, edges, flakes, underclings and even a finger jam! Great body positions and a very thin crux. Excellent route. 6 bolts. Oct 18, 2004
Derek Lawrence
Derek Lawrence   Bailey
There are 7 bolts on this route. (The bottom bolt is visible but not marked in the photo above). Really fun route! Apr 21, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
So good I had to do a few runs on it. One of the best of its grade I have done anywhere. May 3, 2010
Nice line. May 10, 2010
Colorado Springs, CO
Joshua1979   Colorado Springs, CO
Superb line. Go do this one. Mar 20, 2011
brat .
Salt Lake City, UT
brat .   Salt Lake City, UT
For my 5'3" self, I thought this one was harder than Regroovable next to it! Mar 18, 2013
Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Such a fun route. After the 4th or 5th bolt comes the thin, super fun crux. A must do. Dec 22, 2013
Scott E  
Feels harder than Regroovable to me. Oct 4, 2018
Alex Costakis
Denver, CO
Alex Costakis   Denver, CO
The moves aren't quite as hard as Regroovable, but it might be a tougher onsight. Oct 29, 2018