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Benz Climb 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Daniel H. Bryant on Jun 11, 2016

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Description 

This is a crack climb, just left of 'B'ing There' and right of 'Texas DJ'. It's the widest/deepest crack on this face of Parachute Rock. The start has a nice finger slot inside along the crack (which makes for a short layback) and good friction through out the entire climb. Mid way up is the crux, which will feel a bit stiffer than 5.6 if you are not familiar with jamming.

Protection 

Medium to large cams and medium length runners. A small tree at the top of the crack can be used too. The top anchors for 'Texas DJ' are shared with this route.


Photos of Benz Climb Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Great place to work on foot jams.
Great place to work on foot jams.
Rock Climbing Photo: Super fun movement through this section.
Super fun movement through this section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the bulge is fun, then aim for the le...
Pulling over the bulge is fun, then aim for the le...
Rock Climbing Photo: The bulge has a great flake at the top to grab. Af...
The bulge has a great flake at the top to grab. Af...
Rock Climbing Photo: Placing gear in the wide part.  Can't really j...
Placing gear in the wide part. Can't really j...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb.  Funky first few moves to ...
The start of the climb. Funky first few moves to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of Benz Climb. A small t...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the top of Benz Climb. A small t...

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By RyanSender
Oct 31, 2016

This was the first climb I did at this area. I found it to be a very enjoyable scramble to the top. The start of the climb has two funky moves to gain the nice hand flake, then it is off to the races.

In the mid-section, there is a flare in the crack for about 15 feet. A #3 and/or #2 Camalot protects this section. Use face holds and crystals to get to some bomber jugs.

Enjoy the area!