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The Banana - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Unknown F.A. F.F.A Jim Orey (1972)
Rock (Trad)
Cams to 3" 1, 4" cam might be usefil. Nuts, 1 set.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


An obvious left facing corner system with a big wide chimney about halfway up. Start up a steep corner and splitter finger crack until you can gain entry into the main corner. Climb the corner into the wide chimney and grovel your way up until you can exit the chimney on wide jams and dikes. A cuped to perfect 2in hand crack leads to the top. Save some wide fingers to 3" gear for the anchor.

Descent Options:

Continue climbing easy junk to the top or climb up to the pine tree on the left and rappel to the anchors of "Here We Go Again". Two 60m ropes will bring you back to the ground from there.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2011-07-24
Views: 881
Route ID: 109443

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2011-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun route

A fun route but extremely dirty, luckily Sal.. did some gardening ahead of me.

Added: 2011-07-25

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2011-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Dirty

This thing is really REALLY dirty but if it were cleaned up with more traffic it would be a high quality route. The climbing to get into the main corner is a bit funky but well protected. The chimney its self is no big deal but the splitter jams above are a bit strenuous. This route is actually really good and much better than it looks from the ground.

Added: 2011-07-24