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Jackrabbit Buttress  


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Location: 36.11555, -115.49142 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Jackrabbit Buttress is the prominent feature on the north flank of the entrance to Juniper Canyon, directly across from Crimson Chrysalis on Cloud Tower. Several interesting grade II and III routes and a great deal of unrealized potential exist on Jackrabbit Buttress. This area isn't as well known as many others and consequently doesn't get the kind of traffic as many areas at the Red Rocks.

Note that the Jackrabbit Buttress is a large and complex area. The southernmost section, which overlooks Juniper Canyon, extends around to the area of Myster Z. A little farther north, to the right of a broken, brushy gully, is the area of Geronimo. Still further to the right, near the entry to the narrow canyon bordering the Rose Tower is the scattering of routes including Stuffed Animals on Prozac.

The northern face of the Jackrabbit Buttress is the Aquarium Wall, which is listed separately.


Getting There 

Approach the same as for Juniper Canyon, but instead of heading right towards Olive Oil on Rose Tower or left towards the Ginger Cracks / Cloud Tower Area, go straight to the base of this obvious buttress.


Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',6],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jackrabbit Buttress:
Geronimo   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   
MysterZ   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Ernest Stemmingway   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Smooth Operator   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Juggernaut   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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This shot is taken standing on the approach trail.  Juggernaut is shown in green.  Red shows Geronimo which starts in the next gully to the west.

Juggernaut 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Jackrabbit Buttress
I canít believe that I have walked by this route so many times and never noticed it before.It is striking shallow left facing corner, which varies from tips to wide hands with lots of variety in between. Although rock quality is a little iffy in places, especially right off the ground (protects well with a #3 camalot) everywhere you really need it good solid pro can be found. The anchor is OK, definatly not the best I have seen but I have also seen many worse. It could do with the bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Mar 28, 2012
Anybody know what the striking crack is you can see off to the climber's right of MysterZ? Starts wide then goes to splitter hands? Looks pretty cool.