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Chasing the Butterfly 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Ken + Sharon Roberts
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Submitted By: kenr on Aug 8, 2016

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Variety of moves and rock situations.

Start up the steep gully. Step left to avoid an overhanging section, then back right. Next a gentle section which leads to the bottom of another gully which trends right.
. (Variation: Instead of starting in the gully, start the bottom of the face directly below the bottom of the upper gully).

Get established in the upper gully with a creative combination, then up the gully with positive holds at first, then finish out right on frictiony ramp.

Top-Rope upper variation: To make a line with less side-swing ... instead of finishing on friction ramp to right, exit the upper gully left into a dihedral with crack, climb this up two "steps", but then if the third final "step" (5.8+) is too difficult, just give up and get lowered off.

Descent: No rappel anchor as of 2016 -- so bring slings/cord and rings to construct your own. Or down-climb the route. Or traverse left to two-bolt rappel anchor above the route "di-crack3" (see instructions for Top-Roping access for that route).

warning: The rock on and around this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.


Left-trending gully with a steep start that faces right. Which is a ways left from a less-steep right-trending gully. About sixty feet right from a set of three corner-cracks.

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Leading trad: Standard rack up to 2 inches.

Top-Roping requires directional placements to protect against side-swing.

No fixed anchor or bolts as of 2016.

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