Cactus Flower East Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View Northwest to the Cactus Flower Wall. Banana C...
Cactus Flower East is a low-slung wall of cracks and face climbs located to the north and a little east of the main Peak area. There are a number of routes here on crystalline desert granite. The classic testpiece of the area is the ultra-thin King of Pain.
Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). Continue on past the sign marking the climber's trail to the peak area and the trail flattens and drops a little bit. A spur climber's trail heads north in the direction of Cactus Flower East.
Weather station 0.4 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cactus Flower East
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cactus Flower East:
Live Oak 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Zenolith 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Black Sunday 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Cactus Flower East
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By Pete Hickman
From: Tacoma, WA
Nov 24, 2007
This is a great place to practice placing gear because the climbs are so short and have a whole lot of options for placements.
From: Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Dec 10, 2012
Worth noting that in the last year there have been about 10 bolts added for anchors at the top of the lower tier, nice for the TR enthusiasts.
By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 2, 2015
This is my favorite wall in the Phoenix area to Top-rope solo.
The climbs are short- but the proximity to Phoenix, the short hike, the easy access to the top, and the many bolted anchors make it really easy to do all 18-20 climbs in this area in just an hour or two.