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Gentle Ben 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Lineberry on Jul 21, 2009

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Finish to Gentle Ben


Climb the arete (left or right side) to the roof. Move right and continue past the thin face to the top.


Arete to the right of Baby Bear.


Natural Anchors. You might need around 25 ft of webbing.

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By Matt Westlake
From: Durham, NC
Feb 21, 2010

This one is fun and has several variations possible. Staying mostly on the left side is a bit more of a challenge. Kind of a pain to rig an anchor though. Would be nice to discover a bolted anchor up there one day. I think it's a nice contrast to the style of the other bears.
By Climbnc128
From: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nov 22, 2011

There are now bolted anchors at the top of this route!! They were just put in a week or two ago i believe!
By Will Bradford
From: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mar 2, 2015

Did this one today on TR and it was one of my favorites at Pilot. A must do.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Jun 4, 2015

The 5.10 crux is at the top, after the roof. Below that if you want anything approaching 5.10, stay on the left face. The common route of starting on the right is easily 5.7 climbing up to the roof.

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