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Mini Bender 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jeff Beckstrand on May 6, 2008

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The rightmost climb, up the pillary feature to a small overhang...the cruiser. Good holds.


A 6 bolts to bolted anchor.

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By Alan watts
Feb 2, 2009

The actual name is Mini Bender
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 4, 2009

Thanks Alan. The name has been updated.
By cmagee1 Magee
Jun 12, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun climb. One very definite crux move below the juggy lip. Can be nerfed by starting on the pillar up to the right.
By Jcweinsx Weinstein
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 19, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Stick clip or use pillar to right. Bottom start is more interesting. Good moves in crux then it eases up with ledges for feet. An enjoyable climb.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Sep 25, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.8 in the guide but solid 5.9, means it catches many unwary leaders out. Meat of the climb is in the first half.
By Todd Singleton
From: Springfield, OR
Jul 24, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This one must have had a bolt added down low. I didn't see any need for a stick clip as the first bolt was only a few easy moves off the deck. The crux was intimidating as I was expecting a 5.8 climb as an easy warm up. It definitely has a 5.9 feel and the first half of the climb up and over the mini bulge is pretty fun. After that it's big ledges to a ramp.

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