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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
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|Shared By:||Lone Ranger on Apr 7, 2017|
DescriptionTechnically the hardest trad climb in BTP. Single pitch crack line to the middle of the Banyan Tree Pillar, ends at a tree belay.
The start is pretty heady...starts from under the left side crack formed by the fallen boulder, transition to the right side crack and follow it all the way up to the tree belay; the grade eases sharply after the first 25 odd feet.
The start is in fact the crux. A stiff upper 5.10 or lower 5.11 move to cross over to the right side crack. A fall here will land you right on the sharp jagged knife-like fallen boulder below. Very committing.
Rap off the tree; 60m rope is more than enough
LocationIn the middle of the North wall. 2-3 routes before the fort wall. Immediately to the left of Cane Toad.
The fallen knife-like boulder below the start is unmistakable; see pics.