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Bender - 5.11d

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


This climb is Bracketed by two 5.11a's. The 5.11a to the left of Bender (as one faces the cliff) is called "Masuko". Farther to the left is "Jason and the Arguenuts" which is another 5.11d with missing hangers. Relative to the wall that has "Gimme A Clown", and "Cowboy in the Dirt", the wall on which Masuko lies is the next wall to the North. The wall faces South.

Descent Options:

Rappel from a single bolt.

Submitted by: Achilleus30 on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Views: 938
Route ID: 96990

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brinosaur on 2011-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great!

Not as killer as its neighbor to the left, but super fun! There is a fairly substantial runout (about 3 or 4 meters) between the last two bolts. It could have been the wet lichen all over the slopers, but I felt this part to be the mental AND technical crux of the climb.

Added: 2011-03-28

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: munky on 2011-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good one


Added: 2011-03-15

  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Achilleus30 on 2008-11-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Scariest lead I've ever done.

I took a long time trying to find a sequence up the wall before even trying this one (my second 5.11d attempt ever). There was one section where I saw a possible sequence (which didn't work), and another section where I didn't see a sequence at all from the ground. Tried it anyway, and was terrified even hangdogging my way up it. One of the bolts I thought I saw turned out to be a leaf, and there was a 15 foot runout section. I found myself already 10 feet above my bolt moving up on a left hand crimper to a right hand sloper to clip one of the bolts. So there I am almost pissing my pants 15 feet above my bolts with a sloper in one hand and a quickdraw in the other, balanced ever so precariously trying to clip. Thank god I didn't whip. I know, Iknow... I should take up sewing or something.

Added: 2008-11-11