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Routes in Strawberry Hill Buttress

Berry Nice T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Country Quencher T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fine Whine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Margaritaville T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rolling Thunder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squeeze Of Lime T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Strawberry Hill T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Under Raps T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 4,643 ft
GPS: 36.08, -115.482 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: George Wilson on Sep 21, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen


This buttress is full of great moderates! The rock quality is great and it's easily approached. The buttress is naturally divided into two main sections. The slabby eastern section is immediately to the right of the Echove area and Hot Flash. The western part is the area of the primary rappel descent as well as routes such as Under Raps and Country Quencher. This is reached by skirting west near the base of the main wall and climbing some exposed third class to ledges beneath the rap route.

The main descent for routes reaching the top of the buttress is to walk west for about 50 yards and rappel from a large dead tree. The first rappel is long (almost 50 meters). Two more rappels, each less than 25 meters, lead to the ground at the western end of the buttress. Scrambling leads down the slabs to the approach trail.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Strawberry Hill is located up canyon from the First Creek Slabs. Follow a trail up canyon. Look up and left for a pink topped buttress. All routes are accessed from here. The approach takes about 45 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Strawberry Hill Buttress

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Berry Nice
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Approach note: when you see some strawberry-colored cliffs coming pretty much directly out of the wash on the north side of the canyon, that's about where you leave the trail heading up on the south side.

Also, we stuck a rope on the first rappel. We weren't thinking and pulled our knot into the crack. I also left some bail gear in a crack a little ways off the fall line (climber's left) after leading up to cut our rope. Tricam and a brass nut. Feb 12, 2018
The rope anchor from the dead tree on the first rap station seems to be in decent shape, though a bit sun-bleached, and the cord anchor from the big blocks looks fine. The backup stoppers inspired no confidence. The other rap stations were in reasonable shape, though they could both benefit from some cleanup and selective cord/webbing replacement. Oct 24, 2017
Idaho Bob
McCall, ID
Idaho Bob   McCall, ID
Ropes on 1st rap station need replacing. Exposed core,very IR degraded. These ropes extend from tree about 20ft. Two nuts in horizontal as backup. We found one dangling in the air and reset. Replaced worn 'biner with quicklink. Also added quicklink on 3rd rap anchor. Apr 20, 2014
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
The approach should be a fair bit longer than that, considering lotta balls is a 45 minutes, and the first creek slabs is about an hour. Give yourself an hour to an hour an a half, depending on your motivation. Sep 22, 2009

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