Geronimo, Jackrabbit Buttress, South Face 5.6


Red Rocks, Nevada USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2-3 hours
Approach time: 1-1.5 hours
Descent time: 2 hours
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 500'
Geronimo is one of the best routes of the grade in Red Rocks. It has steep, juggy climbing up successive tiers of rock. With face, crack, stemming, and arÍte climbing, often with incut edges and jugs, Geronimo is a joy to climb. Huge belay ledges and a wild finish up an exposed arÍte just add to the appeal. The rap route stays right of the climb, reducing tangles. Despite its quality, it is a relatively new climb, and there are many large holds which are somewhat thin and delicate, especially on the first pitch.
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FA: Bill Cramer, Michelle Cramer, 5/92.

Lines are fairly common at Geronimo, but as the rap route is separate from the climb, and the belay ledges are huge (except the third), other parties are not much of a headache. It is common to climb Geronimo in combination with another ...   [full history for SuperTopo members only!]

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Jackrabbit Buttress, South Face - Geronimo 5.6 - Red Rocks, Nevada USA. Click to Enlarge
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