Be All That You Can Be
Avg: 3 from 19 votes
Routes in Bad Bananas
|Allegro Energico S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Bad Bananas T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Banana Roof S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Be All That You Can Be S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Beetlejuice S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Brain Full of Spiders S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Bufugly S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Chiquita S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Dancing With Feral Debutantes S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Early Retirement T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|El Crapitan S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Good Plantains T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Jodonna S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Moment of Decay S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Mozambique S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Oscar the Grouch S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Rainbird S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Vitamine P S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Western Front S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|When Youre Feeling Sinister S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 200 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Darren Knezek, March 2008|
|Page Views:||2,480 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on Mar 24, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionAn exciting, very enjoyable three-pitch route that ascends a quartzite buttress on the north side of Rock Canyon. The route starts on the typically broken and crumbly light-colored rock above the layer of Mineral Fork Tillite, but continues on solid, good quality quartzite for the second and third pitches. In fact, on the third pitch the rock is quite interesting with obviously ancient, well-weathered quartzite with rounded edges interspersed with sections with sharp edges from more recent erosive events.
P1 (5.10a, 70') Starts on the crumbly, shattered, white quartzite with a mildly tricky move past the first bolt and then big jugs on slightly overhanging to not-quite-vertical rock to a ledge at a midpoint anchor (the fifth bolt). The rock looks suspect, but is actually surprisingly solid. Continues past the midpoint anchor through two more bolts on lower-angled terrain to a red-colored hangers-and-rings anchor on a ledge.
P2 (5. 10c?, 60') Start twenty feet right of the top of the first pitch under a sloping roof with a couple of rounded, undercut tiers. The bolts are painted black. Getting off the ground, clipping and getting past the first two bolts is the crux with poor feet, sloping sidepulls, a couple of sucker pockets, and some hidden jugs. However, even after getting above the second bolt it isn't over. The move past the third bolt is also difficult (at least if you are of average height) but not nearly as difficult as the start. After the third bolt continue on solid, quality quartzite to a ledge with a hangers-and-rings anchor.
P3 (5.10a, 60') Head up to the left of the anchors on a thought-provoking, but juggy and solid overhang to the first bolt. Continue on mostly jugs on interesting, solid, reddish quartzite to a point under a roof. The move to get to the bolt just underneath the roof is committing but solid. Continue over the roof and up to another small overhang just before the top. The anchors are just over the top.
ProtectionP1 7 bolts, hanger-and-ring anchors. There is also a midpoint anchor at bolt 5.
P2 7 bolts, hanger-and-ring anchors.
P3 9 bolts, hanger-and-ring anchors.