Cactus Rose Cliff Rock Climbing
View of Cactus Rose Cliff and the road back out to...
Mostly sport climbs but also a few nice gear routes. The climbing here is mainly 5.10b-12c with some excellent sustained routes and also some routes in the woods further right, which offer nice climbing on short shaded walls.
From the Bank campground, follow the road to a point where you can spot a now obvious trail on the left (approx 1/2 mile from campground ?), leading up to the cliff. The trail switchbacks to the base of the climbing and this will tell you if you are in the right area, by the trail you are on. Upon arriving atop the trail you will be by a block separating 3 routes to the left and others right.
Weather station 7.3 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cactus Rose Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cactus Rose Cliff:
Featured Route For Cactus Rose Cliff
The Needle Lies 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado
: Shelf Road
: Cactus Rose Cliff
When you arrive at the top of the trail you will be by a large boulder that splits the crag. The first route to the right of this boulder is 'The Needle Lies'. This route is much harder than 10a unless I missed something severe. The crux involves a reachy deadpoint/throw to a large sidepull. This is going to be quite hard for shorter people (under 5'6") as you will have to use desperate crimps (5.10 Haha). Not a really great warm up as the climbing is in your face from the start. Hope you have f...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
The Tower of Beta, on the walk back to the parking...
By ptrgeorge George
From: Houston, TX
Jun 6, 2012
Anybody have any info on the route on the far right (third line) of the Skinheads Wall?
It starts in some dirty ledgy stuff and climbs into some pretty cool and sharp pockets towards the top.
Jun 7, 2012
Bald headed neocons.