Himmelswillen and Banana Wall

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
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An impressive tower and wall with a fine set of routes across the grades. Tower Face and Himmelswillen are good routes in the Orange Zone and the hard climbs around Banana Wall are a sterling set of finger testers.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Sidewinder
8m. The steep north-facing wall is climbed leftwards on good finger holds, finishing with a long reach above the ledge.
4 user comments
 
Reachy
HS 4b
2
Himmelswillen
14m. The classic of the crag. Climb the left arete to ledges then step right and layback into the finger crack that splits the...
15 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
3
Serrated Edge
14m. The right-hand arete can be followed throughout. It is rather close to Himmelswillen in its central section but features...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E1 5b
4
Teufelsweg
14m. The historical rift that splits the face.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
5
Wango Tango
12m. The left-hand side of the smooth face on the holds so small they are actually invisible!
5 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
?? 7a
6
Dragon's Hoard
12m. From the right side of the block tiny cracks lead up the centre of the face to a desperate, grasping final sequence.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
7
Cardinal's Treasure
12m. Climb Dragon's Hoard until it is possible (or even essential?) to swing right to finish up Banana Wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6b
8
Banana Wall
12m. Climb the small wall right of centre using undercuts (good Friend) and poor holds to reach easier ground by a long...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
E3 6a
9
Tower Face
12m. The left-hand facet of the square buttress is split by a thin crack. Approach the crack via a short slab (awkward and with...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
HS 4b
  • Latest Comments

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    Just a Minute
    "Have to disagree with just about all of the above. It's certainly not 'hopeless'..." 10/May

    The Crack of Doom
    "I'm a little bulky through the shoulder and chest, I can get one shoulder in and..." 30/Mar

    Sidewinder
    "Not that reachy - my partner is fairly short but had no problem reaching the top..." 06/Aug

    Cannae
    "The other good, non-eliminate, non-wandering line on here, when finished up the ..." 05/May

    Great Buttress
    "The line as described in PGE (I was using the first edition) is clearly wrong. ..." 06/Apr

    The Flue
    "Only hard bit is getting into sentry box. Then a fun squirm. Hard Diff?" 02/Apr

    Desolation Angel
    "agree with all above. looks harder than it is. i would probably say E5, compared..." 13/Mar

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