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Banana** none 6a

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 201 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Mike Parks - TR rpt - 05/Jun/14 with Ean, Cess

BIgYeti86 - TR - Jun/14

lukehodson - TR rpt - 31/May/14 with Steve, Mel, Charlotte

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Apr/14

Did the Banana!
neiloutdoors - TR dnf - 30/Mar/14 with Tracy

Hidden - TR O/S - 2014

lewiz - TR RP - 29/Sep/13 with Sahri

madguernseyboy - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/13 with Lucy Plowman

lgp81 - TR O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Brendan Gill

timmyhobby - TR O/S - 01/Sep/13

duncandarnell - TR rpt - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 11/Aug/13

alooker - TR - Aug/13 with Serena

Tough route requiring a lot of core strength - very tricky last two moves.
Uppers - TR O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Jun/13

tradguy - TR rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Cath Moran

katz - TR - Jun/13

Hidden - TR RP - 26/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 26/May/13

matt.jj - TR dnf - 02/May/13

mrteale - TR - May/13

typically got to the top moves, but no further. A bit slimey, and a rather unbalanced climb, given the wide difference in difficulty between the main face and the top out. I probably won't return to this.
IanMulvany - TR dnf - 03/Mar/13

Hidden - TR dnf - 03/Mar/13

Steve Dunton - 2013

Delroyb - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 12/Sep/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 26/Aug/12

Mike Parks - TR rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Cess

Hidden - TR dnf - 13/Aug/12

Lovely climb when you get it right, the key is going again at the top instead of trying to mantel it out from the first mantel - and a cheeky foot placement that you can't see just underneath the bulge at the top.
Cat G - TR RP - 04/Aug/12 with Sandra Berlin

Need more practice but a good climb.
lloyd - TR dnf - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 28/Jul/12

banana bit was ok but another exhausting failure on the top 2 moves
Stewart Armstrong - TR dnf - 28/Jul/12

adam 24 - TR O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 14/Jun/12

Hidden - TR RP - 02/Jun/12

nic42 - TR - Jun/12

elyben - TR RP - 24/May/12

matt.jj - TR rpt - 15/Apr/12

matt.jj - TR rpt - 27/Mar/12

strudles - TR β - 24/Mar/12

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 18/Mar/12 with Todd, Cess

Hidden - TR rpt - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Jan/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Jan/12

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 08/Jan/12 with Todd, Cess

Had a thrutch but gave up. Long way away from 6a for me.
glaramara - TR dnf - 02/Jan/12 with rich hughes

Cat G - TR - 2012

Hidden - 2012

whitehouse_rhys - TR - 2012

bleddynmawr - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - TR dnf - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - TR β - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - 21/Oct/11

FINALLY! got it first time and without much effort after not trying it for a few months! First sandstone 6a!
Guy Atkinson - TR RP - 08/Oct/11 with Fishmate

Phil Belcher - TR O/S - 11/Sep/11 with mike

matt.jj - TR β - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - TR RP - 23/Jul/11

matt.jj - TR RP - 02/Jul/11

patsaunders - TR - Jul/11

Failed again :(
Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 27/Jun/11 with Seb Harrison

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 25/Jun/11 with Ean, Cess

Nowhere near working this!
KarlH - TR dnf - 30/May/11 with Nick Ward, Jon B

Hidden - TR RP - 29/May/11

Nicola - TR O/S - 08/May/11 with Nicky

Hidden - TR - 08/May/11

Did it clean until the final move where you match hands on the slopers.
mariannekhoo - TR dog - 01/May/11 with Johnny Dawes

Top out again
Simon Bowyer - TR dnf - 01/May/11 with Nik

Graham C - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Derek

Hidden - TR dnf - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Apr/11

Was doing really well until i got to the top, didn't feel strong enough to haul myself over the top on rubbish holds.
Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Dick, Nick Briggs

firsat time fell off the top final move, then completed clean. Five years of waiting but worth it..
steve2006 - TR rpt - 02/Apr/11 with Andrew Pearson

Antony87 - TR rpt - 02/Apr/11

Top out is insanely powerful, just couldn't latch the back sloper. Real bummer :-(
barfani chita - TR dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Saurus

Matt250 - TR O/S - Apr/11

barfani chita - TR dnf - 13/Mar/11 with Saurus

Flash! The top was great fun. Can't believe I hadn't got on this route earlier.
Antony87 - TR β - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Mar/11

Hidden - TR RP - 01/Mar/11

climber46 - 2011

JIMJIM - TR - 2011 with Tex

keith leonard - 2011

james.pilbeam - 2011

michaelcolledge - TR β - 2011

Hidden - TR dog - 2011

Radical-G - TR rpt - 17/Oct/10

Pleased with this, felt easy
Graham C - TR O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Derek

birchboy13 - TR - Aug/10

jonathan watt - TR - 20/Jul/10

First 6a on Southern Sandstone :)
Henry.Todman - TR RP - Jul/10

pumped out on very last move on the onsight
Quiddity - TR RP - 22/May/10 with Curious Yellow

Hidden - TR dog - 22/May/10

Will_Maxwell - TR RP - 21/May/10 with Debbie Armstrong

davidrblakeman - TR dog - 18/May/10

Danny Crump - TR rpt - 17/May/10 with Luke Fitz-John

Touched the top then ran away
Dizz - TR dnf - 16/May/10 with george

Binder - TR dnf - 16/May/10

first clean 6a onsight on sandstone - woopee! really nice moves
givemetea - TR O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - TR dnf - 25/Apr/10

sparkass - TR O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Ian Stronghill

a bit overdue. went first go
lukehodson - TR RP - 17/Apr/10 with Charlotte

Hidden - TR dnf - 11/Apr/10

good condition not sure its 6a if your tall enough to reach the top whilst standing on the break. holly was well chopped back too
dunky - 05/Apr/10

LiL Saz - TR dnf - 13/Mar/10 with Danny Crump

Danny Crump - TR dnf - 13/Mar/10 with Sarah Pentelow

JimBee - TR β - Mar/10 with Jon Wichett, Ian Burt

Burt - TR - Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - TR RP - 2010

vid - 2010

sachichas - TR RP - 2010

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Oct/09

RFWilkie - TR O/S - 04/Oct/09

been climbing at bowles for ages and never done it purely because no one set it up whilst down there, i've watched people do a few times but got it first time
dickie01 - TR β - 02/Aug/09 with Nick Briggs

Hidden - TR dnf - Aug/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 28/Jul/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Jul/09

mattparratt - TR dog - 18/Jul/09

patrickc - TR - 28/Jun/09

finchelata - TR RP - Jun/09 with Mark

Teemo - TR dnf - 23/May/09

really struggled to get past the banana! wil go back and climb first in the day to see if that helps, i was a little tired.
johnnorley - TR dnf - 25/Apr/09 with Andrea Norley

Damp top
martin one - TR dnf - 19/Apr/09 with Sue

Hidden - TR - 06/Apr/09

Hidden - TR - 06/Apr/09

cayteye - TR dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Rob Munday

troutbeck - 29/Mar/09 with J.G.

matiaske - TR RP - 14/Feb/09

Kenemo - 2009

Hidden - 2009

olipab121 - 2009

davidrblakeman - 2009

Hidden - TR RP - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Jul/08

whiskywhiskymac - TR dnf - 13/Jul/08 with Jan

strapless - 2008

james.f.williamson - TR dog - 30/Dec/07 with Jessica Cooney

Hidden - TR - 04/Nov/07

Hidden - TR - 26/Oct/07

Nick F Smith - TR RP - Oct/07 with Andy

Hidden - TR - 16/Sep/07

Mark Riley - TR O/S - 18/Aug/07 with Hely

martin one - TR - 21/Jul/07 with Sue

Reached crux at the top.
dcomeau - TR dnf - 10/Jun/07 with Peter Adams

spbond - TR dog - 19/Apr/07 with Bobby K

deverett - TR dog - 15/Apr/07 with Claire Everett

one of the first 6a's I ever tried, last may (I think). Done good and clean, at last.
tonanf - TR RP - 2007 with karl

Rob Kennard - 2007

cragdan - TR β - 2007 with ginger student

Kyuzo - 2007

Nathan Kemp - TR - 2007

themidnightninja - TR - 2007

Hidden - TR O/S - Sep/06

finter22 - TR dog - 26/Jun/06

cragdan - TR dog - 12/May/06 with ginger student

Oddjob - TR dog - 12/May/06 with Simon

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Jan/06

great climb, the last section is tricky
steve2006 - TR dog - 2006

MikeC59 - TR - 23/Jul/05

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Jul/05

timharrison - TR - May/05 with Abi Marchent

Nathan Kemp - Mar/05

evil finish - the rest is fine!
Wilbur - TR dnf - 22/Jan/05 with Caine

Hidden - TR - 2005

Rokmunky - TR - 2005

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Aug/04

ellie macpherson - TR - 02/Apr/04 with mike henesey

Hidden - TR RP - 2004

jimjimmyjimjim - TR - 2003

clive-greenwood - TR dnf - 2003

Hidden - TR - 2002

Brown - TR RP - 04/Sep/01

Hidden - TR - 27/Aug/01

Hidden - TR - May/01

used to be 5c, has the holly got out of hand and increased the grade?
dunky - TR RP - Jul/00

Lepista - TR - 08/Jun/00

pc1983 - TR - May/00

NickP - 2000

cem - TR O/S - 1999

Hidden - TR RP - Apr/98

ChrisJD - TR - 17/Mar/98

Hidden - TR RP - 1998

Richard White - 1997

Christopher Jones - TR - 1996

Roget - TR O/S - 08/Jun/91 with jon

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Mar/91

Marti999 - Solo - 1991

andy gittins - 1990

Bruce Kerr - Solo - 10/Jul/89 with Keith Turton

ChrisJD - TR - 23/Mar/89

Hidden - TR RP - 1989

craig h - 1989

ChrisJD - TR - 31/Jul/88

ChrisJD - TR - 18/Mar/88

Jelly Mould Surfer - TR O/S - 1988

sadams - TR - 11/Jan/86 with Aylesbury CC

Richard Weller - Solo - 09/Sep/84

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 09/Feb/75 with Pete McNulty

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 201 (1.5%)
Lead1 of 201 (0.5%)
Toproped171 of 201 (85.1%)
Unknown26 of 201 (12.9%)

'Climbed'69 of 201 (34.3%)
clean O/S22 of 201 (10.9%)
clean β8 of 201 (4.0%)
clean rpt18 of 201 (9.0%)
clean RP28 of 201 (13.9%)
dogged17 of 201 (8.5%)
dnf39 of 201 (19.4%)