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Banana Breath - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Bolted, belay stations
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Start right and up from Rainy Day Women; friction fun.

Submitted by: djjackson on 2003-12-28
Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Views: 845
Route ID: 46360

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2011-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Intimidating But Fun Lead

This was the last of three full leads today, switching partners on this one. The route starts between Rainy Day Women and Adrift. The first bolt is shared with Adrift and commonly clipped for Yardarm also. From here, the route can be difficult to follow. Climb up slightly left from the first bolt to another bolt. The bolts on the right belong to Adrift. From there, either climb straight up to the third bolt and belay from the single bolt or use the belay on Rainy Day Women. I chose to use the belay on Rainy Day Women for the first pitch, making the second pitch fairly long. Be sure to traverse back to the right when finished with the belay until you are under the third bolt. Head straight up to the bolt on easier terrain. You will be taking a straight line from here to the second pitch belay on Yardarm. The next bolt will be found in some loose, flaky rock. Be very aware of your footing. Try to stay to the right until reaching the bolt. The rest of the climbing up to the Yardarm belay is fairly moderate and shouldn't pose much of a problem. Finish on Yardarm or Rap from here.

Added: 2011-06-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: ncclimber on 2009-12-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 36deg. and sunny

Top roped after doing The Great Arch

Added: 2009-12-30