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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cactus Rose Cliff:
Alligator Ed 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Bachar Up Against The Wall And Kauk Him 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Aliens Ate My Penis 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Skinheads Big Night Out 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Barbecueing Traditions 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
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Barbecueing Traditions 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff
This is an excellent and sequential route. It features steep crimpin' and sharp pocket pullin' (big surprise). The technical crux is around the third clip, crimping on a gnarly, slippery sidepull. It is somewhat reachy. It eases off a little bit after that, with a shake out rest followed by another sting-in-the-tail set of thin balance moves getting to the intimidating last clip (I used a looong sling for this one). Finish with jugs to the anchors.The guidebook calls this 12a/b, but I would lean...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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