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Banana Belt Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.14453, -73.73985 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Feb 17, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: Banana Belt at Washbowl Pond.


The Banana Belt is the largest cliff in the vicinity of Washbowl Pond. There are some old routes here, and a couple have been recently re-cleaned and are worthwhile. The far right side has potential for a more given some motivation to scrub.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to Washbowl Pond. Before the trail crosses the pond, go left following the hiking trail along the edge of the pond. Leave the trail and cross the inlet, and follow continue counter-clockwise around the shore until below the cliff. Make a short 3-minute bushwhack to the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the B: Chapel Pond Pass area.

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Chiquita 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Banana Belt
This is a pretty good sport pitch, and a good destination in a pretty location. It was recently (2016) upgraded: cleaned, re-bolted, and a fixed anchor added. A stick clip helps, as the bottom is cruxy.P1: Climb the face past 5 bolts to a ledge with a fixed anchor. 5.9The arete to the right is also pretty good, called Banana Hammock (11a), and can be TRed from the same anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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