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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
Type: Trad, 700 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: FRA David Lucander, Larry DeAngelo
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 1, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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


Climb a long pitch up the varnished crack system to reach a large ledge. The right-facing corner is easily visible above. The second pitch starts with a boulder move onto the main wall and continues up the corner. A few more pitches of mostly face-climbing take you to the summit.

Go right (west) to the rappel route.


As you approach the main buttress, bear right (west) on the slabs for 50 yards or so, until reaching an area of darkly varnished rock by a right-facing corner system. Start here.


Std rack; 2 ropes for rappel
George Wilson
Las Vegas
George Wilson   Las Vegas
This line is fun! However, the second pitch is a definite sandbag. The start of the 2nd pitch is more like 5.7 until in the corner proper. Other than the 2nd pitch the climbing is 5.4-5.5. This route is the fastest way to approach the climbs high on the hill. Oct 18, 2009