Avg: 2.2 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 100 ft|
|Page Views:||639 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on May 4, 2009|
|Admins:||Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff|
Access Issue: Some areas require a guide. Details
A group of us were climbing this area a few weeks ago and while we were running laps up Alice in Banana Land just to the right, this climb kept spitting climbers off the start. While there is a line of small holds directly underneath the first bolt, most of us ended up starting in the initial crack of Banana Patch and then traversing over a move at the top of the crack to reach the first bolt. Once the first bolt is reached the climbing becomes pretty straight-forward, following some decent huecos and face-holds up the nearly vertical wall.
This route provides a direct start for the Cakewalk, leading almost directly up to the P1 belay ledge.
The first bolt is ~15ft and past the crux moves. 5 or so more bolts gain the anchors/belay ledge. The Banana Patch start can be protected with small wires/cams, otherwise be ready to leap down and tangle with brush. The top belay ledge has two bolts, and allows for top-roping the route with a 60m rope.