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Routes in Rattlesnake Buttress
|200 Motels T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Approach Pitch T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Back Up Singers T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cactus Cooler T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Eureka! S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Foxtail Fryer TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Jojoba Heater T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Pictures of Home T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Roy's Route T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Taken for Granite T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Test Pilot T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Jeff Sewell & Roy McClenahan 1979|
|Page Views:||437 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jan 7, 2013|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionTo the left of the bolted dike "Roy's Route" .11b is this nice right-leaning, right-facing corner with a thin crack. Scramble through some scrub oak and nolinas to reach an uncomfortable vegetated belay at the base. Mind the prickly pear cactus, too.
Climb up the fun tips-to-fingers corner (crux), to easier and wandering terrain above. This route really shines as a JTree "adventure climb" - expect to find some loose blocks, cactus, yucca, and some easy runouts enroute to the top. Belay on a sloping slabby ledge with a horizontal crack.
LocationTo the right of the main face containing "Taken for Granite" and "200 Motels". An obvious right facing corner down low.
To descend - see that 2" diameter scrub oak to your right with the slings? Well, you can risk rappelling off it, or just downclimb the 4th class corner back to the base like I did.