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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]
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Submitted By: djrepnik on Jul 30, 2015  with updates from RodrigoB

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Description 

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.

Location 

Between Mean Mug and Smiley Kylee.

Protection 

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.


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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).

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