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Banana Peel - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.18/5 Average Rating : 4.18 out of 5
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Standard Squamish Rack to 2"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.14/5
  Rock Quality 4.36/5
  Scenery 4.36/5
  Fun Factor 4.29/5

Description:

8 Pitches of enjoyable climbing on the low-angle south side of the Apron. Not as slick as the name would suggest; Banana Peel offers some nice slab climbing with the odd crack thrown in. Pitches 4 and 6 offer the only real resistance to any would-be sender. A good intro to multi-pitching for beginning leaders.

Submitted by: sponge on 2006-06-10
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Route ID: 8740

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  Safety Rating R
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: granolapher on 2012-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars onsite

This is quite runout, and offers little in the way of protection for the belayer. A lead fall on many of the pitches could result in serious injury. Climb the grade, and multipitch well before attempting.

Added: 2012-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: SCaveman on 2006-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good intro to the Apron

Overall, this is a decent climb if you're looking to get an introduction to Apron climbs. It's a bit slabby here and there with a small headwall for the crux. Nothing's particularly difficult on this climb but, really, it's a great way to test your multipitch skills on a moderate climb.

Added: 2012-07-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gsimard on 2012-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Runout, follower must be heady

I led all pitches on this route. It is true the crux pitch protects well (the one for which the route gets its name), but the easier pitches (5.4) felt quite runout. The minor crux (5.6/5.7) is not well protected for your follower (15-20 meters traverse with no protection ?), which is why I would give this route a PG13/R safety rating, certainly not a G from me there. I must say, however, that the route IS stellar.

Added: 2012-07-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: calvinclimb on 2011-08-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great warmup

A very awesome moderate line. But as for any apron's slab climb, there's a good amount of runout. Gym climbers who are leading in 10 to 11's range may find it tough.

Added: 2011-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Jooler on 2011-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent

Quite fun. Ran up this with my partner on our first time up to the top of the Chief. Great fun!

Added: 2011-09-11

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