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Black Pearl, The T 
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Cottontail T 
Crazy Horse T 
Degunker T 
Don't Touch That in Front of Grandma T 
Ernest Stemmingway T 
Geronimo T 
Gigglenut Rampage T 
Idiocy of an Odyssey T 
Juggernaut T 
Minerva, The T 
MysterZ T 
Mz. Why T 
Rose Hips T 
Saddle Up T 
SD Slot T 
Senior Discount T 
Smooth Operator T 
Stuffed Animals on Prozac T 
Swine Tasting T 

Jackrabbit Buttress Rock Climbing 

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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

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jackrabbit Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Saddle Up   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 590'   
The Black Pearl   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Juggernaut   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Saddle Up

Saddle Up 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Jackrabbit Buttress
A suprisingly good route tucked away on Jackrabbit Buttress on the way to the Brownstone wall. Pitch 1 has fun interesting stemming and chimneying through a cool cave system. Pitch 2 has a sustained steep handcrack on good rock. 3 and 4 ease off with fun climbing on good rock.Bushwack your way into the alcove and scramble up some third class to rope up. We didn't have a middle mark on the rope, so pitch lengths may be off a bit.P1 - Stem and chimney up some very featured rock, eventually the roc...[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.

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