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Routes in Banyan Tree Pillar

Bombs Away T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Cane Toad T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Khoday Neer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Louvre T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport Route -1 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
To Bee or Not to Bee T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mohit?
Page Views: 82 total, 10/month
Shared By: Lone Ranger on Apr 7, 2017
Admins: Gokul

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Description

Technically 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

Location

In 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.

Protection

The first pro is only possible after you transition to the right side. Takes a BD Camalot #4 or so. Another piece, maybe #1 or 2 after a few more feet; after that the route gets quite tame, one more piece before reaching the tree belay.

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