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Banana Peel 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Peter Hayes, Dave Tidwell & Jeff Constine 11/90
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Dec 26, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Banana Peel

Description 

Steep, with the typical crimpy delicate face moves often found at J-tree. This route ascends the steep face right of the Banana cracks above the hand traverse. The obvious way to finish the route is to join the Right Banana crack where the crack gets larger and offwidthy.

Location 

On the steep face right of Right Banana Crack

Protection 

2 bolts, gear to 4"


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By dnaiscool
Mar 29, 2015

This variation was hand-drilled on lead from hooks, and the first bolt was quite scary to put in because if it would have popped, the leader would drop and bounce off the ledge into space below. Sort of a pucker factor on that one. We'd looked at the possibility of a good face route here when lowering off the Right Banana Crack, and it was our intention that this face land one directly at the crux of that route. Glad to see people climb it, and drilling the second bolt off a hook was a lot easier on the mind. I thought the drive-em-straight-down-finger-tip- mantle was a cool move...
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