Avg: 3 from 1 vote
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|
|Type:||Trad, 550 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Larry DeAngelo, George Wilson, Jose Tejada|
|Page Views:||2,480 total, 25/month|
|Shared By:||George Wilson on Sep 28, 2009|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionPitch 1 - Make an awkward move to gain a chimney, climb the corner/face to another chimney. Belay on the huge ledge. 80'
Pitch 2 - Start in the right chimney (the left is Squeeze Of Lime). At the top of the chimney, move right and climb up on jugs. Belay on a ledge with small cams. 100'
Pitch 3 - Go up the ramp to the right and gain a hand crack. Climb the crack to a huge ledge and belay from a tree. This is a good pitch. 140'
Pitch 4 - Go up and right to a boulder and climb the corner to another ledge. Belay on a ledge.
Pitch 5 - This pitch is mostly 4th class. Belay on a huge ledge from a tree. 90'
Descent: Scramble and bushwhack down and left (east). A pocketed chimney leads down to the main rappel route.