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Strawberry Hill Buttress  

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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

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Strawberry Hill Buttress:
Berry Nice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
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An elegant crack system shoot up the middle of the wall, about twenty yards to the right of Fine Whine. It is probably best to climb a short pitch up the initial chimney in order to have enough rope to reach the next belay. The second pitch follows the thin crack, makes crux moves past a small bulge, and finally passes a larger but easier overhang above. For the third pitch it is again best to halt on the top of a small pillar in the right-facing corner system. The fourth pitch is also a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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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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