REI Community
The Wart
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Banana Hammock T,TR 
Compound W T 
Compound W variation T,TR 
Freight Night T 
Mean Mug T,TR 
Meyah T 
Smiley Kylee T,TR 

Banana Hammock 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
Page Views: 793
Submitted By: djrepnik on Jul 30, 2015  with updates from RodrigoB

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (16)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Banana Hammock and Mean Mug

2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch MORE INFO >>>


Banana Hammock starts at the bottom of a wide, rightward-trending crack. After the crack, the route joins Mean Mug, which ascends the face using a series of blocks and slabs. A single bolt protects the upper slab.


Between Mean Mug and Smiley Kylee.


Standard rack to 3", 4-5" cams optional. A 70 m rope for top rope. A single 60 m rappel will reach ground from Smiley Kylee, but be careful because it is close.

Photos of Banana Hammock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower crack of Banana Hammock. If it hasn'...
The lower crack of Banana Hammock. If it hasn'...

Comments on Banana Hammock Add Comment
Show which comments
By djrepnik
Aug 18, 2015

Between Smiley Kylee and Mean Mug is a short curving crack that can be a variation start to Mean Mug.
By Cat Cahoon
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 4, 2016

Climbed Banana to start, but on the ledge it seemed to make more sense to me to continue up Mean Mug instead of Smiley Kylee. A fun combo.
By Nate Redon
From: Seattle, WA
May 7, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Climbing this into Mean Mug is great fun
By Brian Polagye
Jul 3, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

#4 protects lower section, #5 can be used higher. Fun alternative start to Mean Mug.
By RodrigoB
Aug 21, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Despite looking wide this climb also goes pretty easily without any wide gear. So, go for it even if you don't have 4-5" gear. Bring some small pro for the thin stuff higher up. Single rack to 3" is sufficient, 4 and 5 optional.
By Serge Smirnov
Nov 8, 2016

Didn't use the #4/5, but found two small (0.2 x4) cams very comforting higher up (before and after the bolt).

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About