Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Grant Hiskes, Ken Yager, Sean Plunkett, 1983
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Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 18, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Great thin crack to cool plates. Nice ledge and crack for anchor at 105' (if you're toproping), but must do short second pitch to get to 3rd/4th walk-off.


The clean thin crack to plates in the middle of the face.


Pro to 3".


Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
Out of the dozen or so routes we did at Benton, this was my favorite. Nice steep patina at the top of the climb. After topping out, the 3rd class gully is to the left. Sep 16, 2011
Super classic! Do it. Pro is thin at the crux--read small stopper.

BAd Jun 7, 2014
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
Just did this one today. Really fun climb! Bring a bunch of small stoppers and small cams for the crux and flakes. I didn't even use a #1 the whole climb and I placed 14 pieces cuz I was gripped! Bring the 3" piece is for the anchors. Oct 4, 2014
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
70 just long enough to get lowered if setting gear anchor at right bottom of summit block where "P1" ends. possible to descend without doing another short summit pitch, by going to the backside and coming down the first chimney to climber's left. 5.easy by staying to skier's left when it splits about halfway down (the right split cliffs out). could walk around (to stand just below Westside Fitness Center) to have a look at this beforehand

Sep 7, 2016
l rs
l rs  
We descended the way Sean recommended and agree it was simple 5th class. VERY thin gear at crux. Ballnuts and offset nuts come in handy. I built an anchor at the ledge and this was the only time I used a #1 or #2. That being said I used doubles to .5 and was quite content to have small stuff. Excellent line. May 6, 2018