|Strawberry Hill Buttress
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
A snow flurry on the second pitch.
Higher on the second pitch.
BETA PHOTO: The line of Strawberry Hill.
Approaching the first big ledge on Strawberry Hill...
Nearing the summit.
|By George Wilson|
From: Las Vegas
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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.