Type: Sport, 55 ft (17 m)
FA: Bret and Stuart Ruckman, 1990
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Shared By: John Steiger on Sep 4, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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Description Suggest change

Classic name, great line, quality climbing (so what if it's 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 I'll 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 one of the best 12b's in BCC, better than Savage Dance, which gets 3 out of 3 stars in the Ruckmans' 1998 guide.

Location Suggest change

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

Protection Suggest change

Draws. Descent is from a two-bolt anchor.