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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.
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.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
16 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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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'
Juggernaut 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For Jackrabbit Buttress
Geronimo 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Jackrabbit Buttress
A relatively new, but already quite popular, climb. (Makes you wonder how many other nice unclimbed routes there are further back and higher up in the various canyons....)Approach as per Crimson Chrysalis, but before reaching the gully which separates the canyon, take a trail up towards the base of the buttress. The trails to the base of the climb aren't as well defined as the main trail, but are certainly easy enough to stay on. Like so many of the approaches in Red Rocks, the difficulty is ...[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.