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Strawberry Hill Buttress Rock Climbing 

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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.

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.

Climbing Season

For the First Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Strawberry Hill Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Strawberry Hill Buttress:
Berry Nice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The starting corner of Margaritaville.

Margaritaville 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Strawberry Hill Buttress
On the far left (eastern) side of the Strawberry Hill buttress, there is a clean, right-facing corner. Fourth class scrambling leads to a belay stance at its base. Climb the corner, surmount the overhang above it, and continue to a belay ledge on the crest. Face climbing leads to a a bigger ledge with some large bushes. This point can also be reached by a crack system to the right (between this line and Berry Nice). A black dihedral rises from this ledge. Climb the dihedral with small c...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the west side of the Strawberry Hill buttress, ...
On the west side of the Strawberry Hill buttress, ...
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 22, 2009
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.
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Apr 20, 2014
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.

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