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Cactus Flower

5.10, TR, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Denver South > Castlewood Cany… > Grocery Store Walls
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is one of the first climbs you see when heading up the trail to the Grocery Store Walls. It is to the left of the big roof climb "Donut Hole". Climb the face to the left of the Petrified Turd corner crack. Cheers to you if you can start from the ground because the first feet are about five feet up. Otherwise, traverse in from the right off of the giant block. It gets tougher the higher you go. Beware of the beehive about ten feet away to the right.

Location

Use the chimney down the trail to the left of the route to access the top.

Protection

A beekeeper's suit may be a good idea in the summer, or at least throw one of those smoking teapots on your rack.
No anchors. Big cams - #5 would be good.

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Cactus Flower - climb the face to the left of the big overhanging roof at Grocery Store Walls.
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