Scramble up until you can see the George Washington Tower prominent on the ridge line to the west. Ascend to your right a bit until it is easy to hike left making a bee line for a bushy ramp that accesses this ridge, traversing below a summit block of Rainbow Mountain above. Traverse behind the George Washington Tower where you will pick up quite a few cairns leading to a saddle to the west. Descend this saddle on an interesting dry waterfall(October), therefore avoiding amy scree, down to the Oak Creek Canyon origin. Stay out of the canyon bottom avoiding any bushwhacking and take advantage of beautiful dry waterfalls leading to many small pools that constantly lead you down the canyon and back to your packs at the two large Ponderosa pine trees. If you do it right, you will encounter very little bushwhacking albeit a few fun butt slides. We saw quite a few Big Horn sheep during our descent.
Rainbow Buttress, 5.8+, 8 Pitches, Eagle Wall, Rainbow Mountain, Red Rocks, NV, October, 2009