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Dead Banana Crack** E1 5c

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[Debbie on Dead Banana I, 2 kb]20m. A popular tick which has a reputation for sorting people out. The initial polished moves stop many attempts - succeed on these and you should be fine. Above, you can climb the crack or the flakes on the right to the break. Finish through the notch in the capping overhang for the full effect. © ROCKFAX
FA. Jack Street, Chris Jackson (1pt) 1965. FFA. Tom Proctor 1968

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Debbie on Dead Banana I © Hannes B
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This climb is in 305 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

OliverRoss - 2nd β - 29/Jul/14 with Wil Treasure

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/14

Too hot and sweaty... Took falls at the crux and high up.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 17/Jul/14 with Charline H, Rob G

Downclimbed after not committing to the crux a few years ago. Felt much easier today :)
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/14 with rachel slater

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Rosh

Messed up crux first time trying to copy sams beta, did my way and was fine
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14

Absolutely brilliant fun, a tough start and then steady to the top with fantastic gear.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Mat Coburn, Jon Didymus

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Rich

WillDoyle - 2nd - 12/Jun/14

one fall at the crux, started again
admackie - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with mark, rob

marconi - 2nd β - 11/Jun/14 with Mackie

Gutted i came off on low crux as the rest of the route wasn't so bad.
dr_botnik - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Mackie

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with Neil Furniss

tim newton - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with phil dawson

phildawson - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Tim Newton

Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

Brannock - Lead - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

keith leonard - 2014

Phill Mitch - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with bleggs

amccann - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/13

Enjoyable once you ignore the polish.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Sam, Mike, Alex McCann

Hannes B - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Debbie B, Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13

Up and downed the first bit several times before commiting. Gear beta from Kev. Tough.
Compo - Lead β - 26/Aug/13 with Kev Faux

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Will Harris

helenstuart - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mike

Easy to fluff, which I did. Damn those feet.
Kevster - Lead RP - 12/Aug/13 with Tony Johnson

Gavdee1 - 2nd - 12/Aug/13 with Tony Johnson

Excellent route loved it
tonevert - Lead RP - 12/Aug/13 with Kevin Faux

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Jul/13 with Chriswallis2

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Jenny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/13

eliminated the flake completely and finished direct. Hard E1
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

jwpil - 2nd rpt - 27/May/13 with Jake

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Jack

Fantastic outing!
john lynch - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with anna

blaza1 - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Mike Watson

matiamallia - Lead RP - 19/May/13 with pawelgregorczyk

Pre placed gear v2 to start
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 17/May/13 with Si

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/13

ground up after a foot slip, took the flake option at the top.
jwpil - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13 with liam

Hidden - 2nd β - 24/Apr/13

buzby78 - Lead - 24/Apr/13 with McGeek

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

climbingsheep - Lead dog - 30/Oct/12 with Mike Watson

Hidden - Lead - 28/Oct/12

Climbed straight into flash pump, fell on my first nut. Never mind.
Daniel Heath - 2nd RP - 06/Oct/12 with Remus

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/12

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with pep

Calder - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with Mark

:( got the high left crimp but couldn't move, I slipped and sat on gear. Rachel had a go but couldnt get to crimp. will have to come back.
Olli-C - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/12

Kazza91 - 11/Aug/12

On Si's gear. Thought it was better than Scoop Wall, then again I didn't fall off this one.
Dave Foster - Lead β - 29/Jul/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Cat Freeman

Fell off the crux twice. Nails for 5c!
James Oswald - Lead RP - 05/Jun/12 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/12

Milne - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with dave saxby

Howard Lawledge - 2nd - 14/May/12 with Jack

Not a good choice for the end of the day. Worked out the crux sequence but not enough left in the tank
cem - Lead dnf - 12/May/12 with Graham Dolman

David Kay - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Dan Lane

Great route with a tricky start and a bit of a sting in the tail. Replaced the rotting pile of tat on the belay with one nice new piece of 11mm rope.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with David Kirsfelds

JRae - Lead - 02/May/12 with Jamie S, Liam P

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Caroline

nice!
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 02/May/12 with Jonny Rae

on chris's gear, nearly popped off at star but saved it and rest was fine!
CRiddiford - Lead - 02/May/12 with Chris

simonp - Lead O/S - May/12 with Sam Ring

Good, hard moves at the start.
Brannock - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

tom.e - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Malcolm, Luke Porter

Hidden - 2012

nickcanute - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

Toughish first few moves at 5c then turns into a chilled E1 5b, really good and less polished than I was expecting.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Si dH - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Alison Ingleby

Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Guy VG, oaksi2

Wierd wack sequence, glad I've done it
GuyVG - 2nd - 20/Aug/11 with billy

richardr - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Hannes B - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Phil

Crux got me again.
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 07/Aug/11 with Chris

Andrew Barker - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/11 with Cat Black

Amazing climb! Tough for e1. It doesn't look steep yet my arms got pumped! one of the best peak e1's on limestone i reckon
catblack - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/11

caradoc - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with nick yapp

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/11

Again I didn't think the polish was that bad. Almost 3 stars!
Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Matt

Very good climb, fossil crimp low down.
mattwyles1 - 2nd β - 07/Jul/11 with Joe

steve_yo - Lead - Jul/11 with steve f

rikbattye - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Rankine

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Rik

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/11 with thefuturesmiles

smudge - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/11 with Will Kelsall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

Really good climbing. Top class for Stoney. Went much easier than appearances suggest from below. Good gear and some classy moves from nice rests and positions.
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

Dave Gilling - 2nd - 05/Jun/11 with Chris Parson

drcorbasisgod - Lead - 05/Jun/11 with Charles Moreton

1 rest. Messed up end of crux sequence
cem - 2nd - 05/Jun/11 with Dave Gilling, Chris Parson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/11

Was cold and pulled on gear on the crux.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd dog - 24/May/11 with Ian Holtby

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 07/May/11 with Brad Cowley

braders94 - 2nd dog - 07/May/11 with James Oakes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

John Postlethwaite - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with liam

Backed off lower crux, will go back when Im not crap
Sam1991 - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/11 with Andy J and Mark

mark20 - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11

Have previously seconded
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Mark R, Sam Dixon

Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/11 with Neil Pope

akhughes - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - Mar/11

alasdair19 - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/10

mark20 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko

Rested on the start moves but shouldn't have.
bigdrew - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/10 with Matt Fry, Mark R

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10

Tried to lead, couldn't pass the crux.
Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 05/Aug/10 with Phil

Theeni - 2nd O/S - Aug/10 with Jon Leighton

Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Andrew James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with loundsy

On Tom's gear. Had asked a lot about the start move as we knew it was the crux. Pushy start maybe hardest move for me on trad so far (the crimp crank and the start) Awesome line.
Oliver Branagan - Lead β - 25/Jul/10 with Tom M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/10

nacnud - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Anna

Finally got round coming back to lead this one. The start was straight forward and easier than I remember, though the juice was running low on the final tricky crack section before joining the VS but sweet victory was mine :D
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Rob

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Graeme H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

DavidR - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

jowgli - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10 with Dan Smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/10

TonyF - 2010

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 2010

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with anna barnes

Only just.
Martin Haworth - Lead β - 25/Oct/09 with Andy

This is technical E2 climbing.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 25/Oct/09 with Martin Haworth

ian caton - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Abi

Brilliant, 3 stars. Fairly hard crux and then nicely sustained, pushing E2 on the whole.
Misha - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

eduardo - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/09 with Misha

A good fun route - although not an ideal warm up.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Mike Todd

smudge - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/09 with Phil Baker

heavens opened as soon as I reached the top.
duzinga - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/09 with Pete Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/09

get in
GuyVG - Lead β - 19/Aug/09 with a.g.stock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

Nice, enjoyed it.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Franco & Twig

ed woods - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Adam

sadams - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/09

gordonday - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/09 with clive

smudge - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Dom

nice route, good moves after the harder start one to come back and lead.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Patrick Daniel

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/09

Starting to get cold. Nowhere near as polished as it used to be.
Bob - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/09 with Steve Brock

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Alex Messenger

Mostly on Stu's gear
duzinga - Lead β - 21/Mar/09 with Pete Harris and Stu Bolton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09

galpinos - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Nick V

middlevern - 2nd - Mar/09

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2009 with OffshoreAndy

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

Mr Wild - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Greg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

An old foe finally vanquished. Crux felt straightforward so a good personal benchmark.
Stig - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

Brown - 2nd O/S - 22/May/08 with Henry

Hidden - 2nd β - 07/May/08

TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Fraser

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/08 with Neil Pope

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

Tricky start.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Alex Mason

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/07

Tricky start got two crimps then ok. Tricky niche near top
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/07

Jack Symmons - Lead - Jul/07 with Tom (Tom's house mate)

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/May/07

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 05/May/07 with Stephen

Stig - Lead dog - 03/Sep/06 with Geraldine Lawless

Stig - Lead dog - 20/Jul/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jun/06

found this a quality climb best route ive done at stoney so far. actually the first so not much competition. great moves from bottom to top. 3*
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - May/06

Boy - 2006

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Richard White

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/04 with sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04

robin heath - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/04 with Carl Riley

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with ???????????????

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/03

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2002

skygodley - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/01 with SarahM

John Marsland - Lead - 24/Jun/01 with Mark Tolver

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/01

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - May/01 with Richard Ibberson

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Pete

Hidden - 2000

Carl Smethurst - Lead β - 31/Oct/99 with Ian Pickles

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 14/Mar/99 with Paul Tanton

had seconded Pog on it. Done variously including with John Earnshaw
David Smith - Lead - 04/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

phardman - 2nd - 14/Aug/97 with Bill McKee

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/97 with James Tracey

ChrisJD - Lead - 14/Jun/97 with TimSp

note in my old guide says it was my 1st E1 lead. So I guess it must be!
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 15/Apr/97 with Richard Bower

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/97

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/96

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/95

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/94 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/94 with mik

tlr - Lead - 19/Mar/94 with Adrian

Roget - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/93 with jon

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/93 with Dave Spencer

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/93

robyn1 - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/92

nai - Lead - 1992

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Billg - Lead O/S - 1992

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 06/Jul/91 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/91

Neil R - Lead - 08/Sep/90 with Sharon

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/90

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/89

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with bernie bradbury

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/88

surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/88

Hidden - 1988

shark - Lead - 07/Nov/87 with Seb Grieve

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/87

sadams - 2nd - 02/Aug/87 with Guy Townsend

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - Apr/87

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - 2nd - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/86

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1986 with barry maybank

neilh - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/85 with dave marsh

sadams - 2nd - 09/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

John Marsland - Lead - 01/Jun/85 with George Shaw

sadams - Lead - 02/Apr/85

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/85

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/85

Kicked only runner out on crux, managed to down climb and tried again. Great route, E2 in my opinion.
Dewi Williams - Lead - 1985 with Gareth

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1985 with AM

Ian Clare - 1984

Mark Kemball - Lead - 19/Nov/83 with Matt Boyer

andy gittins - 1983

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/82

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/82

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1982 with Derek Shaw

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 20/Sep/80 with Kim Greenald

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Sep/79

GeoffG - Lead - 19/Apr/79

Mike Owen - 18/Apr/79 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 1979

EagerAndy - Lead - 1978

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Oct/75

petemeads - Lead - 07/Apr/74

I'm sure this was HVS once?
Sean Kelly - Jun/72 with Little Al

mikej - Lead - 05/Apr/70 with Martin Wragg

Retreated from the crux due to rain storm.
mikej - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/70 with Martin Wragg

Dave Westby - 2nd - 1969 with Andy Dunhill

Tom V - 1969

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Voting
Total votes cast 255
hard E20 of 91
E20 of 91
easy E213 of 91
hard E146 of 91
E130 of 91
easy E11 of 91
hard HVS1 of 91
HVS0 of 91
easy HVS0 of 91
hard 6a0 of 83
6a0 of 83
easy 6a0 of 83
hard 5c9 of 83
5c67 of 83
easy 5c6 of 83
hard 5b1 of 83
5b0 of 83
easy 5b0 of 83
3 Stars41 of 81
2 Stars40 of 81
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Style of ascent

Lead190 of 305 (62.3%)
Followed90 of 305 (29.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 305 (0.3%)
Unknown24 of 305 (7.9%)

'Climbed'118 of 305 (38.7%)
clean O/S119 of 305 (39.0%)
clean β12 of 305 (3.9%)
clean rpt24 of 305 (7.9%)
clean RP8 of 305 (2.6%)
dogged17 of 305 (5.6%)
dnf7 of 305 (2.3%)