|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 40'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Jon Lonne, Dave Ohlson, and Martin McBirney, April 1976|
|Submitted By:||Roger Linfield on Jul 31, 2006|
|Comments on Left Banana Crack||Add Comment|
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By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
Apr 8, 2007
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Short but SWEET. Excellent jamming leads to a nice stance below the crux - which is exiting the crack. A high hand jam and a long reach with the left hand to some edges will see you past the crux.
Felt soft for the grade for JTree.
Gear: two of each camalots #0.5-#3 (2 or 3 pieces are for the top anchor), and a green or yellow alien are plenty.
We descended climbers-right all the way to the base.
By Nick Barczak
Feb 2, 2009
|I thought this climb felt more like 5.10a than 5.10c.|
By gregory huey
From: Irvine, CA
Feb 6, 2009
|On a cool winters day these cracks - although they are pretty short - can be a nice place to climb in the sun and out of the wind. I would call this a 10c - the crux felt significantly harder than that on Tinker Toy or Taxman, which are rated 10b in my guidebook.|
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 29, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|The easiest 5.10 at Jtree for a crack climber. The ease of grade, the simple and good protection, and excellent stances for protection and rest make this a great choice for the budding "5.10" leader.|
By Russ Walling
Jan 5, 2014
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
|Not sure about that "easiest 10 at JTree" part. It is short, steep-ish and mildly awkward right in the middle. I'm thinking the crux is getting onto the big jug on the arete about mid height. The top-out was solid and features some slammer hand/fist stuff.|