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Butterfly Wall
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Firefly 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: E.Rhicard, J.Scott, V.Bates, B.Silvester, C.Prewitt
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Prewitt on Oct 21, 2009

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Description 

A jaw-dropping line of unparalleled quality and asthetics. Not only is it long, Firefly steepens throughout its entire length.

Climb an interesting slab to vertical rock, eventually climbing an overhanging blunt arete before a final headwall guarding the anchors.

This route is worth every step of the hike.


Location 

THE ARETE. The center of the Butterfly wall, start at the open area between the Patio blocks and where the trail goes between small trees and the wall.


Protection 

16 bolts + anchors



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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2009

sounds awesome! can't wait to try it out! do you have photos of this route yet?

By 1Eric Rhicard
Oct 23, 2009

Check out the photo of Vince Bates on Iron Butterfly. The left skyline where it is overhanging is the top of the route.

By RyanJames
Oct 17, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Aesthetic, exposed, classic! Once this route gets a little more traffic, it will easily merit five stars.