|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 100', Grade V|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Robin Barley, John Fantini|
|Submitted By:||Sean Godwin on Aug 3, 2015|
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 31, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Since there's alot of routes up here that are right next to each other, here's a bit more beta.
Head up onto the ledge that is at the base of the Screeching Wall and move left- climbing up a bit to a two bolt belay at the base of a black/grey chunk of rock. The bolts are a bit left of a tree stump.
Watching Bananas Bend goes up the line of bolts for two bolts, then steps right on small holds with big feet, to another bolt. Follow this line up to a ledge, then step left and clip a bolt. Follow this line straight to the top of the wall.
There is a connection to the route to the right part way up this route, so when given the choice, stay left to finish Bananas.
A spectacular climb that deserves all three of its stars in the book.