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Cactus Rose Cliff

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Cactus Rose Cliff 

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Elevation: 6,900'
Location: 38.6317, -105.2306 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Tower of Beta, on the walk back to the parking...


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.

Getting There 

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.

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cactus Rose Cliff:
Bachar Up Against The Wall And Kauk Him   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Skinheads Big Night Out   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport   
Barbecueing Traditions   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Making the stretch on The Needle Lies first bolt

The Needle Lies 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CO : Shelf Road : Cactus Rose Cliff
When you arrive at the top of the trail you will be by a large boulder that splits the crag. The first route to the right of this boulder is 'The Needle Lies'. This route is much harder than 10a unless I missed something severe. The crux involves a reachy deadpoint/throw to a large sidepull. This is going to be quite hard for shorter people (under 5'6") as you will have to use desperate crimps (5.10 Haha). Not a really great warm up as the climbing is in your face from the start. Hope you have f...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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View of Cactus Rose Cliff and the road back out to the Bank parking lot, from Bank Rob.
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By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Apr 24, 2012

There is now a sign marking the trail to get to the Cactus Rose Cliff, it is a short walk East from the small parking area below the Piggy Bank. Please do not use the trail directly from the parking area.

By ptrgeorge
From: Houston, TX
Jun 6, 2012

Anybody have any info on the route on the far right (third line) of the Skinheads Wall?

It starts in some dirty ledgy stuff and climbs into some pretty cool and sharp pockets towards the top.

By slim
Jun 7, 2012

Bald headed neocons.