Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tim Stich on Jan 27, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Not to be confused with "Cellulite District," this is the unbolted and wider dihedral directly to the left of this line.

A stiff, finger lock 5.10b crux start gets you to a small ledge and the beginning of a twin crack system in a dihedral. Easy face moves combined with hand jams and stems move up to an overhanging upper crux. Good jamming technique rewards the crack practitioner.

Protection

At one time a trad line with cold shut anchors, this route now sports all bolts.

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Mark Griffin
Boulder, CO
Mark Griffin   Boulder, CO
Found no loose rock on this the other day. Stiff moves off the ground but it's worthwhile for the upper corner. Apr 20, 2011
M Lindfors
Highlands Ranch
M Lindfors   Highlands Ranch
There now seems to be a route that climbs the north face/arete. It is right next to Common Crimp but not the bolted crack. I am guessing it is new? Dec 30, 2012
slim

  5.10b
slim    
  5.10b
The arete route has been around for a while. Cactus Pad, 11a. Ok climbing but a lot of hollow plates and loose/brittle flakes. Bolts are a bit far apart, given the probability of a hold breaking. Mar 4, 2013
Dan Foster
Hillsboro, OR
  5.10c/d
Dan Foster   Hillsboro, OR
  5.10c/d
The bottom crux felt at least V1/V1+ which puts the grade closer to 5.11 than 5.10 for me. Only saying that for climbers with a 5.10- limit, this is not a warmup, and you should consider a stick-clip for the 2nd bolt if you aren't comfortable on 5.11- routes. The whole thing felt like 11a/b to me, but I think it's mostly because my crack-climbing skills are pretty poor, but definitely beware the bottom crux for safety's sake. Mar 23, 2015
Anus Herder
Colona, CO
  5.10c/d
Anus Herder   Colona, CO
  5.10c/d
Managed to get a rock loose that was wedged in the crack, other than that rad splitter crack climb for Shelf! Nov 9, 2015