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Routes in Cantabaco, Toledo City, Cebu

Balite S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Foot S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bohemian S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bungal S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cacao V2+ 5+
Cantabaco S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cinnamon Pwet S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Djols S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Haight S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Itchy Flutterby T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jack Sparrow S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Natre S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oh Baby! S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Orange S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Partner in climb S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pork Barrel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pumping Station S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sadako S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Son of Slash S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unnamed S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unsa Mani Mikko S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Victim, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Vina Kulafu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vulva S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
White Flower S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Mackie Makinano
Page Views: 650 total · 10/month
Shared By: Rajiv Ayyangar on Oct 28, 2012
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Description

To quote my favorite Mountain Project route description, 'I have not sent this route; however, I have spent a disproportionate amount of time falling off this route... '

Connoisseurs of wine will tell you that there is no best wine in the world. Rather, there are many styles of wine, and within each there is an ultimate expression, the pinnacle of that particular genre. For a given type of rock - limestone, granite, schist - there are a few archetypical styles of route.

For hybrid bouldery/endurance routes on technical limestone, White Flower is such a route.

A few powerful moves set you up for the crux from the 2nd to 3rd bolts, clocking in at an insanely technical V6-ish problem. Expect small holds. Expect pain. Expect nightmarishly insecure feet. Expect to be utterly flummoxed and severely taxed.

After unlocking this section, keep your wits about you for 50 more feet of endurance 5.11+ climbing, comprising several moderate boulder problems separated by decent rests. The top of the route can best be described by the French term "exigent", which translates to some amalgamation of obligatory and draining, especially after the savage start.

The popularity of this route, despite the painfulness of the holds, speaks to its quality. A must-do. The extension over the roof is also a superb route (Jack Sparrow 5.14a).

Location

Area 5, three routes right of Vina Kulafu. Starts with a distinctive mono right above a good pocket. Watch where you put your rope bag, as there is sometimes a colony of fire-ants at the base.

Protection

13 bolts plus anchors (chain links). While working the route you can forego the last few bolts and exit early left to the confidence-inspiring ring anchors of Itchy Flutterby. (edit: added two brand-new BD carabiners to the White Flower anchors, Nov 18-2012)

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