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Elevation: 5,054 ft 1,540 m
GPS: 36.11526, -115.48953
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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 Suggest change

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
 421
Geronimo
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 532
MysterZ
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Ernest Stemmingway
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Smooth Operator
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
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
Chimney Cricket
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
The Black Pearl
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 63
Buffon's Needle Problem
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Juggernaut
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geronimo
 421
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
MysterZ
 532
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Ernest Stemmingway
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Smooth Operator
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Saddle Up
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
The Minerva
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Chimney Cricket
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
The Black Pearl
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Buffon's Needle Problem
 63
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Juggernaut
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
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