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Cactus Drop 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Sep 27, 2003

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Kai Huang on Cactus Drop, 10d, Shelf Road, CO. Pho...


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.

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 30, 2003

Actually Cactus Drop is one of the old routes on this crag. Regroovable is fairly new.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 30, 2003

AC, you are correct. I checked the old Van Horn guide book, and Cactus Drop was put up before 1990.
By Michael Amato
Oct 18, 2004

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.
By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

There are 7 bolts on this route. (The bottom bolt is visible but not marked in the photo above). Really fun route!
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 3, 2010

So good I had to do a few runs on it. One of the best of its grade I have done anywhere.
By richard magill
May 10, 2010

Nice line.
By Joshua1979
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 20, 2011

Superb line. Go do this one.
By brat
Mar 18, 2013

For my 5'3" self, I thought this one was harder than Regroovable next to it!
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Dec 22, 2013

Such a fun route. After the 4th or 5th bolt comes the thin, super fun crux. A must do.

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