This route is located in the Southern Region at The Chocolate Factory


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Buttercup 5.13c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kevin Wilkinson in 2012
Length: 0ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route right of the project. Bouldery.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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4.67 stars (15 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.13c (19 votes)

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512OW said on April 8th, 2013
Probably hard 13b, though I voted c just to keep it on the cusp. Not worth 5 stars only due to the fragile crimps in the middle, but the first half is 6 stars. Great continuously powerful climbing.
rockwarzz said on April 6th, 2015
Excellent climb! A great test of power endurance. I voted 13c because I found it significantly more powerful than any b I have been on. If this is a b, then bohica is a soft 13a.
kafish2 said on April 7th, 2015
To be fair you just compared what is essentially a 30 foot 13b to a 120 foot 13b. Of course the short one feels like it's moves are tougher. Add to that buttercup is not soft in the grade and bohicans is generally considered soft, well you're comparing apples and oranges.
Anonymous said on April 7th, 2015
A tricky one to grade without a doubt. Just to keep the discussion going; I personally feel that soft 13c is appropriate. When i compare this line to routes of similar style such as Cats Demise or Dracula (both of which are notoriously difficult at 13b), I found the movement on B-hole cup to be more difficult. Plus what would the red be without a few routes at each grade that are…well…as soft as butter?
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2017
Maybe the route feels softer if you are taller, but this route feels nails harder than Dracula. I'm 5'2". And, the inability to clip the crux draw adds to the stiffness. I think solid, if not hard, for the c grade. A shorter person's 2 cents.