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.
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
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Jackrabbit Buttress
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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'
Rose Hips 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 650'
Saddle Up 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 590'
Juggernaut 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For Jackrabbit Buttress
The Black Pearl 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Jackrabbit Buttress
In this unassuming little nook lies one of the best cracks you'll find in the park. The Black Pearl is a classic old-school style testpiece. Superb ebony rock plus a variety of interesting moves and sizes make this one of the best single pitch routes you'll find. I would give it 6 stars if I could.There are 2 crux sections but the climbing is fairly consistent the entire way. While much of the climbing is wider, the occasional face hold or foot makes the climb more elegant and varied but sti...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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.