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Routes in Jackrabbit Buttress

Black Pearl, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blind Spot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Buffon's Needle Problem T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cottontail T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crazy Horse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Degunker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Touch That in Front of Grandma T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Ernest Stemmingway T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Geronimo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gigglenut Rampage T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Idiocy of an Odyssey T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Juggernaut T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Minerva, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
MysterZ T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mz. Why T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nelson Miles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rose Hips T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
SD Slot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Saddle Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Senior Discount T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smooth Operator T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stuffed Animals on Prozac T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swine Tasting T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 5,054 ft
GPS: 36.115, -115.49 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Geronimo
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
MysterZ
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ernest Stemmingway
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Black Pearl
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smooth Operator
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Saddle Up
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Juggernaut
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geronimo
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
MysterZ
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Ernest Stemmingway
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Black Pearl
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Smooth Operator
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Saddle Up
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Juggernaut
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
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. Mar 28, 2012

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