Banana Wall

2 Stars
 E3 6a

Adjacent Routes
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Climb the small wall right of centre using undercuts (good cam) and poor holds to reach easier ground by a long stretch. Finish rapidly up the final wall. Much harder for the short.
FA. Don Barr 1977


E4?? anyone of roughly average height will find this about E2/3. E4 is way off when you compare it to neighbouring Cardinals Treasure, theres about 2 grades difference. Excellent route though......
Dave - 23/Dec/01

My first "E4", but I'd have to be honest and vote for E3 5c I think :( Still a great little route though, and solid gear.
Nick Smith - 02/Sep/03

E3 5c bang on.
Turkey Boy - 13/Sep/04

first e4 as well found it quite easy and safe fell first attempt got straight back on and waltz'd up it very nice first e4 but very soft touch not a great intro i dont think!
proinmaking - 07/May/05

Don't worry, it will get E3 in the next edition!

Chris Craggs - 07/May/05

soft touch E4 but extremely satisfying. thought the move was great and above a bomber friend 1
free_doherty - 07/May/05

there is no way this would get E2, the move is quite a tough 6a move (especially for short arses like me) but granted there is only one hard move. E3 6a i think
free_doherty - 07/May/05

Yeah, this is a little gem of a microroute - take a friend 1. Would be 'old skool' E2 6a but I guess E3 6a might be fair due to the effective solo of some 4cish moves after the crux.
ted - 07/May/05

The moves after reaching the "ledge" are much less than 4c. E3 6a is fair but whilst it says E4 up here that's what I'm writing in my book ;) Would be a nice E4 if it had one or two more moves of 6a, or maybe if the first 1/3 wasn't a pathway. A good route nonetheless!
Iggy_B - 18/May/05

i solo's this on sight and thought it was easier than e4 but the landing aint nice
rich - 23/Mar/06

Yorkshire E2
Brown - 24/Mar/06

agree with brown. E2 5c/6a depending on reach.
luke - 19/Oct/08

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