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FA: Mike Neri and Jim Heiden, 1976
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Shared By: paco on May 31, 2003
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Banana Peels is loaded with wet, loose, and licheny 5.8 chimneys! Maybe it is not the best route on Sundance.

The 1st pitch really isn't that bad but the 2nd pitch... has anyone done this?? We climbed straight up the nasty, left-facing o.w., chimney above. I'd be tempted to rate it 5.9 R/X and I didn't even finish the pitch. So, if for some reason you want to climb the 1st pitch of Banana Peels, I'd strongly advise the 90 foot rap to the ground or maybe finish on Kor's Flake.

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Bring a standard rack up to a #4 Camalot.

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Stacy Bender
  5.8 PG13
Stacy Bender  
  5.8 PG13
I did the 1st pitch of this today with my wife, thinking, with my head up my butt, that I was on the 1st pitch of Kor's Flake. We bailed at the rap slings thinking that we had seriously under-estimated the route. Once we got down, I took another look my printed copy of the route and saw my mistake. As chimneys go, I actually liked it, but it was pumpy, and now we have to hump back up there again to do Kor's Flake. Jun 10, 2008
The 1st pitch, even though it was wet and dirty, was worthy, rate it strenuous 5.9. Jun 10, 2009
Tim C
Lakewood, CO
  5.9 PG13
Tim C   Lakewood, CO
  5.9 PG13
We tried to climb Kor's Flake but ended up on this for the first pitch. Both are chimneys with a chockstone in them at about the same size and very close to each other. I'd also say 5.9 for the chimney, but I was able to find gear when I needed it mostly. Aug 26, 2013