BETA PHOTO: Cactus City
This SSW facing cliff is in the sun almost all day. The two routes that have been reported are "Cactus Pete's" 5.10a/r * and "Bury Me With My Boots On" 5.9 pg/r *. BMWMBO is 3 pitches of runout face climbing near the middle of the wall and CP is the straight up seam to the left with a couple of bolts (2 pitches).
See approach for the Upper Dodge City. Go there and continue through the notch mentioned before to the sunny wall on the right. There is a great view of the North Wonderland from here.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
4 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Cactus City
Bury Me With My Boots On 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Cactus City
Start as for Cactus Pete's and then climb out right to the 2 bolt belay that is easily seen from the ground (about 40-50' up). Climb a 165+' pitch up and right then straight to the second hanging belay (2 3/8" bolts) past 6 (?) bolts. This route is a bit less run out than Cactus Pete's but roughly the same difficulty. It also boasts of rolling crystals for excitement (smear, tap toe, smear again!)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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By David Evans
Mar 3, 2004
Went to Cactus City with a true local, Mr. Todd Gordon, and he turned us on to a better approach. Go up Rattlesnake Canyon until JUST past the Pyramid. Turn right and scramble up to a notch. From the notch the large face of Cactus City is visible. Head on over!