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Ben Zen Send 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

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Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ben Mirkin & Jon Sykes spring 2009
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Submitted By: patrick donahue on Feb 14, 2011  with updates from ben smith

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BETA PHOTO: Ben Zen Send (Taken May 31, 2010)


R Hall NOTE 3/28/17 - This appears to be the same climb as the climb "Crescents" listed in J. Skyes' "The Notches". (Not to be confused with "Cresent / aka 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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By AWinters
From: NH
Oct 21, 2014

The diagonal has developed a good deal of moss, looks filthy
By ben smith
Jun 5, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

the FA: Ben Mirkin & Jon Sykes Spring 2009

Thanks to Adam Beech for cleaning the entire route....get on it!
By beach
From: Portland, ME
Jun 5, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

could use a little more scrubbing and some more ascents but this is a great route!

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