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Benevolent Bruin 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bruce Hawkins & Alan Bartlett, November 1999
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 23, 2007

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Taylor finishing the crux sequence.

Description 

Unprotected steep slab (crux) leads to a bolt about 15' up and a slanting ledge system a little higher. Continue up the face above past one more bolt and then cut right to finish in a hand/fist crack. Gear belay and walk off or rap from anchors atop Ursa Major.

Location 

Located on the face between Bear Essence on the left and Ursa Major on the right.

Protection 

2 bolts, gear to 3.5"


Photos of Benevolent Bruin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Benevolent Bruin (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Benevolent Bruin (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Tay amidst the harder version of the upper crux.
Tay amidst the harder version of the upper crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: P. Smeltz at the top of Benevolent Bruin
P. Smeltz at the top of Benevolent Bruin

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 2, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Really good face climb - the upper crack is practically 4th class. That start is hard, balancy and crimpy; definitely harder than 5.8, and that's before the first bolt! Upper crux leaving the ledge can be done a couple ways but either way it's more fun and interesting climbing!
By Dave Kos
From: Temecula, CA
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree that the start is a little stiff. Have a spotter for the moves to the first bolt.

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