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Creepy Caterpillar 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, TR, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Matt Conroy and Davis Bartlett 10/12
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Matt Wilson on Oct 18, 2012
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Start 5 right of The Donkey. Climb straight up to the MT ledge. Clip high and then enjoy the delicate crux. Easier climbing after the 4th bolt will take you to the anchors. Delicate moves on good rock. Perhaps a bit spicy if 5.7 is the top of your game.


Right side of the wall, the only fully bolted climb.


4 Bolts to anchors

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By Matt Wilson
From: Bethel, Vermont, USA
Oct 20, 2012

Matt Conroy is probably going to kill me for this, but I would rate this climb about a grade above what he proposed. I feel the crux is very similar to that on Gold Digger at Rumney (

By freezeus
From: Pittsfield, VT
Oct 21, 2012

Matt C is a typical Adirondack/CT sandbagger so your comment is not surprising DQ!

By Matt Conroy
Oct 25, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

I'll leave the final grade up to the community.

By Eric Chabot
From: Thetford Ctr, VT
Nov 25, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Nabbed the third ascent on this bad boy after Davis and Matt! great job, thanks for all the scrubbing.

I'd call it 5.7b/c ; ) ... an easy climb if you use your feet.