Elevation: 5,054 ft
GPS: 36.115, -115.49 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 52,642 total · 287/month
Shared By: phil broscovak on Feb 21, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
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.

25 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Jackrabbit Buttress Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

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
 269
Geronimo
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 204
MysterZ
Trad 7 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Rose Hips
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Ernest Stemmingway
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
The Black Pearl
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Smooth Operator
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Saddle Up
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Juggernaut
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geronimo
 269
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
MysterZ
 204
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Rose Hips
 17
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Ernest Stemmingway
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
The Black Pearl
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Smooth Operator
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Saddle Up
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Juggernaut
 9
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
More Classic Climbs in Jackrabbit Buttress »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

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