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Banana Dance 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: T. Perkins, J. Visser
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 13, 2009

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Joshua Moreland on Banana Dance.

Description 

Big holds and even bigger moves describe this athletic route. Banana Dance climbs an ever steepening overhang through jugs and deep edges. Lunge, throw, pull, and pump your way up this one.

Wear your tighty whities or tape accordingly.

Location 

Banana Dance is located directly in the middle of the wall on the right side of the large cave.

Protection 

Seven draws + anchors


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Ben earning a redpoint on the crazy route Banana D...
Ben earning a redpoint on the crazy route Banana D...
NY pulling through the crux
NY pulling through the crux
December 2009
December 2009
Banana Dance, Sent December of 2009
Banana Dance, Sent December of 2009
Very picturesque route!
Very picturesque route!

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By Bad Sock Puppet
Dec 19, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

A truly sick climb! I thought the beginning was the hardest part with the crux somewhere around the third clip. Big throws from jug to jug. Lots of heelhooks makes for good rests, plus with a bomber hold everytime you need one you should send this easily.
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Apr 4, 2010
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Absolutely an amazing route! I love the sequencing! I felt it was a little soft for a 5.11d. Nothing seemed too hard.

By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Oct 1, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

nice video, matt.
By Tyler W
From: Utah
Mar 16, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Amazing route! Hard moves in the beginning section to the third bolt and clipping those tiny anchor chains was an enormous pain.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Aug 28, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This route is truly amazing. The holds are big and positive, the bolts are close together and the movement is unique and totally fun. The holds stay big after you turn the lip, so you can rest up a little before you go for the chains. The comment about clipping the small chains is true. would anyone object if I added a quick-link to that right hand side?
By Derrick
Sep 29, 2014

jeffozozo,

Feel free to add quick links.
Just make sure they are stainless steel.

Thanks buddy!

Cheers.
By B Roth
From: st george, ut
Sep 30, 2014

Adding a stainless steel quick link is a bad idea unless the chain, hanger, and bolt are stainless as well. The mixture of stainless and plated steel will cause galvanic corrosion and the anchor will likely start rusting the next time it gets wet.