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Routes in Butcher's Branch

All The Right Moves S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bag, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bicycle Club S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Boing S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bourbon Sauce S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Control S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flight of the Gumby S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Green Piece, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hardcore Female Thrash S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jumpin' Ring Snakes T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just Another Glitch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kaos S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lost Souls S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Low Voltage S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ministry S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mo' Betta' Holds S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Play it by Ear S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sancho Belige S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Springer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stop Pulling My Ear (Arppeggio) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Gary Beil, Doug Cosby 1991
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 11, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

This climb starts on the right wall of the obvious huge left facing corner of Butcher's branch. Grab some jugs right off the ground and muscle your way up to better holds moving toward the arete as you go. About halfway up you'll traverse to the right side of the arete utilizing a small ledge. Follow the bolts up as the moves get more balance and sequence dependent.

Classic climb that usually has a little line. A full-value route.

Location

Arete on the right side of the obivous left facing corner of Butcher's Branch.

Protection

9 bolts to two bolt anchor.

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Joe Whittlesey
Durham, NC
 
Joe Whittlesey   Durham, NC
 
I've probably climbed this a dozen times now over the years, it is still enjoyable. Nov 8, 2016
Stephen Montgomery
Maryland
  5.9+
Stephen Montgomery   Maryland
  5.9+
Super fun route. No defined crux in my opinion, just sustained. Nov 27, 2015
superflyjt24 Francisco
Crested Butte, CO
 
superflyjt24 Francisco   Crested Butte, CO
 
Goes easily and safely on gear, TCUs grey thru red are particularly useful. A little more "spice" because you'll be making the "flight" move with a blue alien at your feet. . . But it's bomber and backed up by a green Camalot not too far below. Good, low committment entry into gear protected face climbing (if you're freaking out, there are bolts there to clip). Jun 10, 2015
Jacob Sustrich
  5.9+
Jacob Sustrich  
  5.9+
There are great rests along pretty much the entire route. A bit heady for a 5.9 but all in all great fun. I wouldn't make this your first lead, or first 5.9, but if you're confident in the grade you'll do fine. Watch for a couple X's on blocks along the way. When you get to the last bolt, make a plan before you go unless you wanna stay true to the name! May 26, 2015