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Choss Garden
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Benefactor, The S 
Daisy S 
Depth of Field S 
Gardener, The S 
Mellow Gold S 
Nettle S 
Pitbulls on Crack S 
Touchy Subject S 
Unknown S 
Up in Arms S 

The Benefactor 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Bret and Stuart Ruckman, 1990
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Sep 4, 2011

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Description 

Classic name, great line, quality climbing (so what if itís short). The Benefactor takes an attractive, brown patina-looking swath up the center of the Garden. More pumpy than technical or powerful, this route might be considered a soft 12b by some, but Iíll stick with the rating given by the first ascensionists. Lowering off the anchors leaves the climber a good 15 feet out from the base of the route. This may be the best 12b in BCC, better than Savage Dance, which gets 3 out of 3 stars in the Ruckmans' guide.


Location 

Between Mellow Gold to the left and Up in Arms to the right. Look for two bolts leading to an undercling flake, with the patina-like section above.


Protection 

Draws. Descent is from fixed Ďbiners on slings tied around a tree (a good candidate for new bolts and chains).



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By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
May 8, 2012

My only complaint is the bad belay stance at the base of this one. All the other routes have nice flat stances with a belay bolt.