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Cakewalk T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cakewalk Direct T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Return of Cakewalk T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Son of Cakewalk T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on May 4, 2009
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Description

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.

Location

This route provides a direct start for the Cakewalk, leading almost directly up to the P1 belay ledge.

Protection

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.

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Chad Namolik
Three Rivers, CA
 
Chad Namolik   Three Rivers, CA
 
fun indeed. pretty sustained 5.8 & 5.9. can finish on cakewalk for another 5.7 pitch with med-large cams (#2-#4s) or hexes. scramble up and right after the 2P traverse belay. A 60m barely makes it but an option is to lead P1 of CWDirect to the 2nd bolted anchor that is 40 ft. up past the 1st. Dec 6, 2013
Daveed
Corpus Christi, TX
  5.9+
Daveed   Corpus Christi, TX
  5.9+
6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. Fun route! Sep 7, 2013