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Cactus Flower - 5.11b

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 37
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (14)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.67/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 2.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Start on the curving crack/flake to the left (takes small gear skip the first bolt which belongs to the direct variation)lieback into the shallow vertical crack, face climb the rest of the route. Good holds crux is tricky. Direct variation is 12a or harder very height dependent some people can't even reach the holds.

Submitted by: artm on 2002-04-10
Last Modified: 2007-03-11
Views: 966
Route ID: 12226

14 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lsandvos on 2012-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars More fun than it looks!

This route is actually quite interesting as it has perplexing moves that require some thinking before unlocking the sequences. It's a bit of a heady lead, too, as the 2nd and 3rd bolts are more than a body length apart, and the move off the 3rd bolt is not directly near the bolt. Typical Jtree style.

Added: 2012-01-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-03-01 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Cactus Flower

Part of a 10 route day with Zach. Great weather, no other climbers present all day at any location we climbed. Zach got it on sight. Tough couple moves for me. Got to spread for that right crack pretty fast. Once up on the ramp, don't go right, but rather make a small jump (5'11" just out of reach) for the horn on Perhaps. Finish off on that route.

Added: 2011-03-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snowey on 2010-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars with gear

placed four pieces on this and the rest were draws. Glad to get the onsight. Fun climbing with an unlikely move past the third bolt.

Added: 2010-03-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fubar on 2009-11-22 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars No Gear Necessary

Just five draws; three for the climb and two for the top. There is a pod up high that would take a #1 camalot, but if you haven't fallen by then, you're not going to, are you?

Added: 2009-12-15

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: radioface on 2009-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars TR'd

the sheet out of this thing!

Added: 2009-10-28

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