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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Pharmacy

Chasing Butterflies


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The Hairy Caterpillar 5.10d (Sport) *

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel, Ray Ellington in 2013
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Left of where the approach trail meets the wall is a low ledge. This line begins on the ledge and is currently the leftmost line on the wall. Techy slab with a well defined crux.
Moves: Balancy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
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dustonian said on February 9th, 2014
Stick clip the first bolt unless you like dying... good moves but extremely dirty.
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Jeff said on February 9th, 2014
Karen always has to show Kipp how to do the slab.
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Jeff said on March 25th, 2016
So good, I got wood.