Strawberry Hill Buttress Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Overview photo of the eastern part of the Strawber...
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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.
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
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Strawberry Hill Buttress
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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'
Featured Route For Strawberry Hill Buttress
Country Quencher 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : Strawberry Hill Buttress
Pitch 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 ...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
On the west side of the Strawberry Hill buttress, ...
BETA PHOTO: To reach the rappels, go west from the top of the ...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the west side of the Strawberry Hill b...
BETA PHOTO: Strawberry Hill
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.