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Dragonfly 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Reggie Walters & Kyle Thompson, November 2007
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Submitted By: R.Walters on Oct 22, 2010

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The best 5.9 in the canyon.

Description 

The route goes up a huge, detached block of blue/black weathered limestone which leans against the main wall. Smeary opening moves lead to a few bolts of easier climbing followed by a stance before a committing, yet well protected high-step move.
A series of underclings followed by more delicate slab moves leads to chains at the top of the slab.
This climb features fun moves on brilliant stone that is characteristic of Blue Sky.


Location 

Uphill to the left of 'Flight' on the left side of the obvious detached slab. Now the farthest left route at Pheremone Wall.

Be careful of scree on the top of the block.


Protection 

8 Bolts, chains



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From the start of Dragonfly. Get on this slab! When the going gets impossible think "undercling!"
From the start of Dragonfly. Get on this slab! Whe...
Climbing this fun route on a hot July day, we Colorado climbers found an entire Blue Sky crag to ourselves. South Dakota was a nice change.
Climbing this fun route on a hot July day, we Colo...
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By aschwartz
From: Spearfish,SD
Oct 22, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The best 5.9 in the canyon, great rock, great movement, one of my favorites.

By Mike McNeil
From: Spearfish, South Dakota
Oct 25, 2010

Good route nice job. Old school.

By Brent Larsen
From: Spearfish, SD
Oct 25, 2011

Climbed it for the umpteenth time the other day in between 5.12 projects and it still sends a chill down my spine! Awesome route! Get on it!

By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 25, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

delicate and slabby smears. pretty atypical for the spearfish routes. really fun, honest but hard 5.9, and no give aways on this route. get on it!