Elevation: 5,054 ft
GPS: 36.11526, -115.48953
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Shared By: phil broscovak on Feb 21, 2004
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jackrabbit Buttress

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 365
Geronimo
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 404
MysterZ
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Rose Hips
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Ernest Stemmingway
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
The Black Pearl
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Smooth Operator
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Saddle Up
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 5
The Minerva
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Rabbit Stew
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Idiocy of an Odyssey
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Buffon's Needle Problem
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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Juggernaut
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geronimo
 365
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
MysterZ
 404
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Rose Hips
 27
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Ernest Stemmingway
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Black Pearl
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Smooth Operator
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Saddle Up
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
The Minerva
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Rabbit Stew
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Idiocy of an Odyssey
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Buffon's Needle Problem
 46
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Juggernaut
 14
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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