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Ben Zen Send

5.8, Trad,  Avg: 2.5 from 6 votes
FA: Ben Mirkin & Jon Sykes spring 2009
New Hampshire > WM: Zealand Valley > Mt Oscar


R Hall NOTE 3/28/17 - This appears to be the same climb as the climb "Crescent Cracks" listed in J. Skyes' "The Notches". (Not to be confused with " Oscar Mayer".) Note the ending on "three intermittent crescent cracks."

Nice climbing but the cracks can be seepy after rainy days.
Pitch 1: Start at left facing flake that leads to a left ascending diagonal crack. Traverse 10' on this crack and climb the face above that links three intermittent crescent cracks to the top.


The 3rd route to the right of Crescent


standard rack

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Ben Zen Send (Taken May 31, 2010)
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[Hide Comment] The diagonal has developed a good deal of moss, looks filthy Oct 21, 2014
ben smith
[Hide Comment] the FA: Ben Mirkin & Jon Sykes Spring 2009

Thanks to Adam Beech for cleaning the entire route....get on it! Jun 5, 2016
Portland, ME
[Hide Comment] could use a little more scrubbing and some more ascents but this is a great route! Jun 5, 2016