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Jackrabbit Buttress 


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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.


15 Total Routes


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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 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches   
MysterZ   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Ernest Stemmingway   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Smooth Operator   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Juggernaut   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For Jackrabbit Buttress
Rose Hips.

Rose Hips 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Jackrabbit Buttress
This is a fun climb that has an old-school feel to it. It is lesser known and rarely climbed, but a good way to approach the routes on the north side of Brownstone Wall.Pitch 1: Climb the crack and the face to the left of it for as far as you can, until you can set a belay below the roof. Tricky pro where the crack opens up. 200 feet, 5.7Pitch 2: Pull the roof on the left side, belay when a stance is found above. 120 feet, 5.7Pitch 3: Continue up the left slanting wide crack until it ends. Long ...[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.