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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, 330 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Christian Knight and Jason Desmond|
|Page Views:||3,121 total, 31/month|
|Shared By:||Christian Knight on Oct 3, 2009|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis is a fairly low angle climb up the western faces of the Bad Bananas formation. The climbing is not too varied but you get high up and can travel fast.
The crux is probably getting off the ground or maybe the second move. The first pitch is not too fun but the upper faces make it worthwhile.
This route crosses Be All That You Can Be, Good Plantains, Dancing With Feral Debutantes, and ends on Brain Full of Spiders, so you are basically just following the easiest way up the wall.
P1: You can reach the first bolt from the ground and is mostly to protect a tumble off of the ledge if you fall on the opening move. Once you clip the second bolt you traverse right for about 25 feet and join up with the end of the first pitch of Be All That You Can Be. Once you clip the anchors for Be All, traverse down and to the right for about 40 feet passing the second pitch of Be All and ending on a small rock ledge with a set of ring anchors.
P2: Follow the line of bolts up the steeper face crossing Good Plantains at the last bolt for the second pitch and ending on the 2-bolt anchor for Dancing With Feral Debutantes.
P3: Continue up Dancing With Feral Debutantes for 4 bolts and then stay right on the low angle slab instead of getting on the steep face. Follow 4 bolts up the slab until you meet up with the last 3 bolts of Brain Full of Spiders which ends on a set of ring anchors.