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Fringe Benefits 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type: Trad, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Trevor Bowman and Matt Johnson 6/12/10
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Aug 3, 2010
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Start on the same large ledge (40' up) as French Lace, which is accessed by a mid 5th class scramble from either the right or the left.

Climb the obvious finger-hand crack just right of French Lace. It starts thin and progressively widens. The bulge mid-height is powerful, it helps to pull it on the left and then cut back right into the crack. There is good gear anchor opportunities immediately above the route on the major ledge, or you can use the huge pine tree 20' back from the edge.

This is a good crack climb and an obvious line. It was done OS, ground-up, so only the minimal necessary cleaning was done and it's still rather grungy; if it was scrubbed thoroughly it'd be another great line on the wall, I will do it if I get back up to Bozone with some time to kill.


Follow the right-leaning crack starting just right of French Lace.


Double set of cams and stoppers. Cordalette for anchor.

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By Awhit
Jun 30, 2011

Trevor...I cleaned your line. Pretty good. If you put up something like that you probably should take the time to clean it up a bit so that it will actually get climbed.

By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Aug 1, 2011

Thanks for cleaning it Andrew! Yeah, I usually prioritize cleaning new routes thoroughly, but I did this one on a lark on a weekend trip when I wasn't living in Bozone...