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Too Old To Die Young (aka Cactus Pete's) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Dave Cotton, Bill Mack, Steve Cotton, 1987
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Submitted By: David Evans on Feb 28, 2004

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Glad he wasn't leading!


Pitch 1: 50' right of a deep chimney scramble up ledges past scoops. You are heading up to a long straight crack/seam. Climb to the right of this feature past a couple of bolts and thin gear in the crack. A 2 bolt belay(1/4 inchers)is reached near the top of the crack. Pitch 2: Head up and right to another two bolt belay (3/8" bolts). Continue up cracks or rappel to the ground (200'). This route is runout and continuous with some rolling crystals for extra excitement.


Thin standard rack to 2.5" and qd's for 3 bolts

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By C Miller
From: CA
Mar 2, 2004

The real name of this route is Too Old To Die Young.
By David Cotton
Nov 4, 2007

FA: Dave Cotton, Bill Mack, Steve Cotton
When: Fall 87

The route was originally done as 3 pitches.

Pitch 1: Easy up to a big ledge with a large crack along the bottom. I have been told that bolts have be subsequently added.

Pitch 2: Climb straight up on the right side of the seam using bolts and gear to a small 1x5 foot ledge with 3 bolts, one of the bolts is bad.

Pitch 3: Climb straight up on unprotected 5.5 face vearing left to a small overhang situated 10' before the top which takes large cams.

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