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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.
Kai Huang on Cactus Drop, 10d, Shelf Road, CO. Pho...
Tristin Crane, 12 yrs.
|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|
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 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.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 20, 2011
Superb line. Go do this one.
From: Dolores, CO
Mar 18, 2013
For my 5'3" self, I thought this one was harder than Regroovable next to it!