Banana Finger

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A legendary buttress of tiered overhangs which is home to the classic Banana Finger boulder problem and all its derivatives. Ropes are rarely used here. Next top it is a popular buttress with the top-rope brigade, although Wednesday Climb doesn't appear to interest them as much as the other routes here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Monkey Corner
The steep and juggy groove on the left leads steeply to a swing right at the bulge to easy ground.
10 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVD
2
Banana Finger Direct
The best of several variations on the next route. A knee-bar is of help so avoid wearing shorts, and also - clean those boots...
 
1 Stars
V5 6C
3
Banana Finger
A classic boulder problem. From the centre of the buttress piano-play left then stretch to cross the overlaps (knees usually...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V3 6A
4
Monkey Wall
The face, trending left via a series of ledges. About as mild as they come, much used in descent and a decent beginner's trip.
4 user comments
 M
5
Monkey Wall Direct
Does what it says on the tin.
 D
6
Monk On
Pull the roof just left of the arete. Escaping right is cheating!
3 user comments
 HVS 5b
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    All Quiet Direct
    "Changed from V7 7A+ 6c to V7 7A+, no votes" 04/Feb

    Submission
    "This only felt about VS 4b - I think the move is reach dependent (I'm 6' 0"..." 05/Nov

    Peter's Progress
    "Climbed direct up the incipient crack above the tree at the end of the traverse...." 01/Jun

    Nicotine Stain
    "Changed from V4 6B 6b * to V4 6B *, no votes" 28/May

    Side Face
    "Balancy moves, easier for the tall. It's all in the initial move for the break.T..." 11/Jun

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