Cactus Flower Tower Rock Climbing
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This peak is Mount Wilson's little brother. Although there is extensive exposed rock, comparatively little activity has been recorded. The main cliff forms a high wall wrapping from the east to the northern side of the peak. The Blood Wall is a long reddish wall beneath the western ridge, high above Oak Creek Canyon. The lower cliff tiers on the east and north sides contain cragging routes on smaller outcrops. The Triad and Afterburner walls, as well as the League of Notions, are in this area.
THE "STANDARD" DESCENT ROUTE: The "easy" ascent route (and standard descent) goes up the Oak Creek streambed until a sharp left turn can be made into the narrow canyon separating the tower from Mount Wilson. Shortly thereafter, climb onto the west ridge and routefind your way up the third class terrain. Near the top, the climbing becomes class 4 or 5 for a short bit, but unroped ascents are not uncommon. Obviously, the descent reverses this sequence. The descent is sufficiently tricky that it would pose a bit of a challenge in the dark with no prior familiarity.
Approach using either the old Oak Creek road, or the new trail. There is some benefit to using the standard Oak Creek Trail, because this is the normal route of descent.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
26 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Cactus Flower Tower
Truth 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Red Rock
: ... : The Triad
Truth starts in the steep hand to fist/wide crack that leads to the entrance of a massive chimney chasm. Place your lucky piece and begin the long voyage up the chimney. Follow it until it eventually tightens and squeezes you out to easy stemming to the top. A long pitch.Belay off slung block or tree and descend by rapping Beauty with a 70m. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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