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Banana - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 3.14/5 Average Rating : 3.14 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
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Standard Trad (Avoid SLCD's behind le loose part of the flake) Medium hexes, stoppers & tricams.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.06/5
  Rock Quality 3.06/5
  Scenery 3.82/5
  Fun Factor 3.24/5

Description:

Obvious left tending flake in center of long wall guarding the gunsight notch. There is a loose block about 3/4 way up.

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2007-02-26
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Route ID: 43768

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wshaffer on 2013-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Seneca's Hardest 5.5

Guidebook marks Banana as a 5.4 classic. Be prepared for 5.7 on loose rock. Banana is a single pitch on a right facing flake. Can be lead with cams or just a set of BD stoppers.
Caution. Most of the upper half of the flake is loose. I avoided placing active gear here. Placed a few stoppers below and above it.
Second part of the pitch past first large tree has small Lykens covering it. Take small BD stoppers. One old piton is available.
This half of the pitch is probably 5.8. Rappel from here or traverse and take Gun Sight to South Peak in one additional pitch.

Added: 2013-09-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bdc on 2011-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars ..

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Added: 2011-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: HapeMask on 2011-08-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Multi-pitch

I climbed this with a friend as my first multi-pitch climb. We linked this with Gunsight to South Peak.

Added: 2011-08-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: crw5074 on 2011-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Flakey.

Unremarkable, with some loose rock.

Added: 2011-05-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gregl on 2011-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun

short, sweet, fun.
No rap anchors on tree; check out Debbie (5.7?), 20 feet right along ledge, that goes to rap anchors at gunsight notch.

Added: 2011-05-23

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