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Ascent Notes for: Rainbow Buttress - 5.8 Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57/5

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2010-11-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Rainbow Buttress

Awesome route. Get an early start if you're not simulclimbing. Make sure everyone is comfortable in chimneys. Such an awesome route, even though I ended up leading the last 3 pitches by failing headlamp.

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2011-04-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Sometimes

The climbing was pretty fun except for the long fourth pitch because it was wide and there was little in the way of gear. Simul-climbed it in 3 hours along with Black Orpheus in 2 hours.

Added: 2011-04-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackkelly00 on 2010-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!

Great route. Took the original variation which climbs a flared offwidth to an awesome 5.7 crack leading to a roof. Spectacular views and exposure. It IS a long day though. Walk in alone took 3 hours (1 hr on sunny slabs...real hot!). Start early and move fast. The cracks down low are fun and exciting. Even has some old Herbst chimney stuff. Great route and definitely a 5-star climb!!

Added: 2010-02-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2009-11-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars excellent

great day out- took the dihedral variation, felt more like 5.9 to me. rps or the smallest cams would be a nice addition, as would an extra #3 or #4 camalot if you're not a solid 5.10 leader. the final pitch (the bolted variation) felt VERY hard for 5.7- and the rock quality made it spooky. also- look on mountain project for the chicken lips descent beta for a 40 min descent back to the painted bowl!

Added: 2009-11-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Rainbow Buttress

Hard to beat the day we had, with Liba from NM. Perfect weather, company and terrain. Oak Creek is prob the most enjoyable full length canyon (your descent) of all of Red Rocks. We did this in 10+ hrs and never climbed together before and took plenty of breaks, this is more of a II-III day vs IV. The rock was quite stellar and pitches 2, 3 and 6 were very good for the grade by Red Rocks standards. I took a slide nut for that thin section on 6 and it fit the bill. Single rack worked great all day. Quite a few trees to sling as well.

Added: 2009-10-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: clusterfuck on 2007-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good fun in winter

nice grade IV buttress

Added: 2007-08-26

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: moonbluff on 2005-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I led about half the route, including the 5.8 pitches. Fun climb! Windy and cold in the morning, but it warmed up. Walked off, long day!

Added: 2005-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2004-12-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

FABULOUS! Last pitch (5.5x) seemed WAY harder. Took the bolts up, is that the original route? Maybe it was the cold wind and lack of sleep?

Witnessed by: Jim Hammerlie
Added: 2004-12-22

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: ridgedancer on 2001-05-22 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Classic outing on a classic line. Doesn't get much better.

Witnessed by: Larry DeAngelo, Lee Stout
Added: 2001-05-22

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: gambler on 1985-11-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Free solo

Added: 1985-11-28

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