|(04) Benny Silva Wall
One of the better routes at Mentmore, this climb starts with a crux on SMALL, sharp holds, then follows a system of flakes to the top (fun!), finishing up with a nice little roof. The flakes feel reasonably solid. The start is by FAR the hardest part (and harder for shorter people), but if you can reach the first bolt, it's easy to pull through on a draw. Probably more like 5.10b if you pull through the lowest section.
Just right of the obvious offwidth crack in the corner (Fetus Envy). Lower or walk off; could be hard to pull the rope after rapping.
7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
From: The Woodlands, TX
Apr 8, 2008
Marvin here, and I want to point out that I didn't put up Razors. I can't be 100% certain, but crediting Michael L. for an Original Side FA is a pretty sure bet.
I do have fond memories of Razor, especially as it seemed I was one local that managed to consistently, and with relative ease, pull the dime edged crimp of a crux that gives the climb its name.
FYI: I'm currently in Salt Lake City and may be for a while, just having bought a house in April 2008.
|By Alexander Nees|
From: Grand Junction, CO
May 31, 2008
Thanks for straightening that out about the FA. Congrats on being able to pull that move...I had to work out an entirely different sequence to be able to do the route consistently.
Nov 13, 2008
this climb is stout! Its like going to a naked party in college, the fun starts as soon as you walk in, and lasts all the way untill you leave. Just not stop hard....climbing.
Dec 13, 2010
Great beginning to the route. The crux is hard and painful. Pulling for and on the dime edge seems more than 10d to me, especially when routes right around the corner are significantly easier, yet rated about the same.