Banana Finger Direct** f6C / V5
['nana Finger Direct, 3 kb]A knee-bar is of help so avoid wearing shorts, and also - clean those boots! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s.

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This climb is in 268 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Couldn't reach the hold after the start move. Left many unsuccessful tries later with several split tips and a bleeding shin.
shed_hed - Sent dnf - 06/Dec/14 with Phil Baxter, Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Sent rpt - 30/Nov/14

harry_lewis - Solo - 24/Nov/14 with Calum & Alex

Chuffed
Calum Wadsworth - Sent x - 24/Nov/14 with Harry Lewis, Alex

Almost flashed but it was pitch black and I missed the pebble for the foot. Took 5 or 6 more goes to get it then topped out by head torch light.
Eddie Shelbourne - Sent - 09/Nov/14 with Becca Holmes

Hidden - Sent O/S - 06/Nov/14

Simon_Letman - Sent x - 19/Oct/14 with Emily, Jimmy

Hidden - 11/Oct/14

Nick1812P - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Pete

Hidden - Sent O/S - 14/Sep/14

Robin Nichols - Sent O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Jemma

AlexRenshaw - Sent - 30/Aug/14 with Thomas Renshaw

KennyGeoghegan - Sent - 28/Aug/14

Another new one from my solo evening. Does seem a touch easy for the grade.
Grindcore - Sent - 14/Jul/14

Hidden - Sent x - 18/Apr/14

too short for this, so pulled on some pebbles. grim
highrepute - Sent - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - Sent - 11/Apr/14

robblowen - Sent dnf - 07/Mar/14

amccann - Sent x - 03/Mar/14 with James Oswald, Clem, Ben Kelsey, Nick

James Malloch - Sent - 28/Feb/14

5 try today.
benkelsey - Sent x - 19/Feb/14 with Jake Shaw

Rob Greenwood - UKC - 2014

Gianthit - 2014

ChrisCon1991 - Sent x - 2014

Gambit - Sent rpt - 29/Dec/13 with Guiom

JamesTurnbull97 - Sent x - 28/Dec/13 with Dave Turnbull

Took a few goes. Double gaston - undercut - reach worked in the end. Banana reverse should go as well with a bit more effort put in.
Matthew Ferrier - Sent x - 10/Dec/13 with Calum Wadsworth

Hidden - Sent rpt - 01/Dec/13

dannyboy83 - Sent x - 26/Nov/13 with Jonny P, Little Chris

James Oakes - Sent - 23/Nov/13 with Gareth Hooson

Second go, really have to pop for it.
Bennykr - Sent x - 16/Nov/13 with Alistair P

dom94 - Sent - 15/Nov/13

sgl0jd - 12/Nov/13

Nick1812P - Sent rpt - 30/Oct/13 with Jonny, Jake Shaw

NDD - Sent - 20/Oct/13

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Sep/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 11/May/13

Hidden - Sent - Apr/13

al jackson - Sent - Apr/13

Hainsy - Sent - 03/Mar/13

quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 02/Mar/13

Pathological_Climber - Sent x - 02/Mar/13

nacnud - Sent - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Feb/13

Matt Cooke - Sent x - 17/Feb/13 with Rosh

chris.t - Sent - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - Sent β - 07/Feb/13

Harry Thorpe - Sent rpt - 13/Jan/13

chiverstom - Sent O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Alice

Hidden - Sent dnf - 12/Jan/13

Hidden - 10/Jan/13

al123 - Sent - 04/Jan/13 with Henry

Hidden - 2013

joe.91 - Sent x - 10/Dec/12

Dan Geh - Sent x - 08/Dec/12 with Thomas Geh

Mike W - Sent O/S - 08/Dec/12

Peter Reynolds - Dec/12

Hidden - 24/Nov/12

Mr. K - Sent dnf - 18/Nov/12 with James Oswald

Thony - Sent O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Archie Cameron Blackie

drewish - Sent - 16/Nov/12

Pleased to do this after failign on it 2-3 years ago. Got it third go I think.
Si dH - Sent x - 11/Nov/12

Daniel Heath - Sent β - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 30/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent - 27/Oct/12

Popped for the crimp, then reached up left to a poor slopey crimp, feet on the lip.
mynyddresident - Sent - 26/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Oct/12

Milnes - Sent x - 14/Oct/12

Funking class! Proper good like 2nd go!
Bloke on a Rope - Sent x - 06/Sep/12 with Matt

Wrapped my socks around my knee when I noticed me trousers getting shredded
leon - Sent x - 16/May/12

james.f.williamson - Sent - 07/May/12

Chriswo770 - Sent - 04/May/12

al123 - Sent - 21/Apr/12

Ian Broome - Sent rpt - 20/Apr/12

pie_eater_pete - Sent x - Apr/12

Danny_boulders - Sent O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent x - 03/Mar/12

Nick1812P - Sent O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Elliott

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Feb/12

chiverstom - Sent x - 19/Feb/12 with Scott, Alice

quiffhanger - Sent x - 12/Feb/12 with Jenni, Jake

moist peaks - still fun!
tom106 - Sent x - 12/Feb/12

Good, only new tick of the day, shit weather, bailed to curbar.
tallsop - 31/Jan/12 with Ethan Walker

petellis - Sent rpt - 07/Jan/12 with Pro-Climber Sean, Greame Hammond, Aly, Alpha Blue, Bex

Alex Thompson - Sent dnf - 07/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 07/Jan/12

Graeme Hammond - Sent x - 07/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

wolf.leeb - Sent x - 02/Dec/11 with nic

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Nov/11

al123 - Sent - 12/Nov/11

disturbed_one51 - Sent - 29/Oct/11

Wired.
mark20 - Sent rpt - 28/Oct/11

gronbech - Solo rpt - 26/Oct/11 with Tom

Hidden - Sent x - 26/Sep/11

andy jennings - Sent x - 17/Sep/11 with dave m, ben

Ben Harper - Sent x - 17/Sep/11 with Baby A, Dave Moir

dmoir - Sent - 17/Sep/11 with Ben and Andy

DaveFidler - Sent rpt - 15/Aug/11 with Gavin

Pleased to get this, though I reckon it's pretty soft
Harry Thorpe - Sent x - 06/Aug/11 with Andy

Marcus Brewer - Sent - 07/Jul/11

Ollie B - Sent β - 09/Jun/11

Rick hard Rock - Sent β - 29/Apr/11 with steve_yo

gronbech - Solo rpt - 22/Apr/11

5 years in the making!
DaveFidler - Sent x - 26/Mar/11

rockjedi - Sent - 20/Mar/11

Tricky start
felixthelion - Sent x - 18/Mar/11 with anthony puddy

Kept hitting the hold but not holding it so went to another area for a chenge before retunring. Then . . . Flapper! Shit
Ed Booth - Sent dnf - 11/Mar/11

Hidden - Sent - 12/Feb/11

kermit_uk - Sent x - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - Sent β - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - Sent O/S - 09/Jan/11

PeteH - Sent rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Ursula Balderson, Naomi Hart

gregcourtney - Sent x - 03/Jan/11 with nathan foster

Hidden - Sent - 2011

jussyrockstar - 2011

infected mushroom - 2011

akhughes - Sent - 2011

birdie1989 - 2011

cymjt - 2011

Hidden - 2011

not as hard as i expected it to be, knee bar makes all the difference.
Dan Lane - Sent x - 13/Dec/10 with Simon Chevis

ryan_naked24 - Dec/10

J.Wells - Sent x - 20/Nov/10 with lots

Dave Bond - Sent - 19/Nov/10

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Nov/10

Martin Cleaver - Sent x - 19/Nov/10

Starting to believe I can get the reverse!
Gambit - Sent rpt - 13/Nov/10 with Alone

tom parsons - TR O/S - Oct/10

Found the trick ;)
mark20 - Sent x - 30/Sep/10

maybe_si - Sent x - 12/Sep/10

AndyJBooth - Sent β - 31/Aug/10

Can just about touch the crucial hold; just a little bit more oomph or skill or something required.
jelaby - Sent dnf - 01/Aug/10 with notgnarly

Hidden - Sent dnf - 01/Aug/10

jibberingwreck - 30/Jul/10

Hidden - Sent x - 03/Jul/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 18/May/10

Mr Sparkle - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/10

Richard Hession - Sent O/S - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent rpt - 03/Apr/10

powellj69 - Sent - 17/Mar/10

Hidden - Sent - 13/Mar/10

Souljah - Sent - 07/Mar/10 with Kasia

first go when I returned once the temperature dropped and friction had improved but didn't expect to get it. Useful beta on using a small crimp after getting the good hold saved matching and was probably an easier/only sequence anyway.
Graeme Hammond - Sent x - 03/Mar/10

simon cox - Sent - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - Sent - 2010

RossG - 2010

stephenhartley - Sent - 2010

fp219 - 2010

Lex Wilkinson - 28/Dec/09 with Andy Barratt

Andy Barratt - Sent - 28/Dec/09 with Lex Wilkinson

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Sent dnf - 10/Dec/09

Andrew Barker - Sent rpt - 08/Dec/09 with Charlie, Jordanna, Phil Applegate

middlevern - Sent x - 05/Dec/09 with Mike Blood, Toby Dunn

Chris_barr - Sent x - 09/Nov/09 with Outside lads

PeteH - Sent x - 09/Nov/09

TomHaigh - Sent x - Nov/09 with Drew Withey

gronbech - Solo rpt - 30/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent - 11/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent rpt - 10/Oct/09

bfreeman - Sent β - 26/Sep/09 with Jay Mowat

Paulos - Sent - 19/Jul/09

smallerrich - Sent O/S - 06/Jul/09 with Ollie Wragg

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/May/09

Gambit - Sent rpt - 18/Apr/09 with Alone

tlocker - Sent x - 18/Mar/09

robbo - Sent - 06/Feb/09 with Rob Napier

Easy with Ben's beta. First go today.
galpinos - Sent x - 24/Jan/09 with Ben

Ram MkiV - Sent - 17/Jan/09 with tezzer & stead lord

Hidden - Sent x - 10/Jan/09

Lewis Stewart - Sent O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

AlistairB - Sent x - 19/Oct/08

felixthelion - Sent x - 20/Sep/08 with John Stokes

sparkass - Sent x - 19/Jul/08

Gambit - Sent x - 30/Jun/08 with Paul

always find this quite tricky but conditions good and felt strongish
Ian Broome - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/08

mr__j5 - Sent x - 02/Jun/08

even better than the other problem.
andy gravestock - Sent x - 03/May/08 with twins

OffshoreAndy - Sent - 21/Apr/08

Hidden - Sent - Apr/08

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/08

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Mar/08

Chazz - Sent x - 03/Mar/08 with Ross Harben

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Feb/08

Tim W - Sent x - 06/Jan/08

kingholmesy - Sent x - 2008

robert10507 - Sent x - 2008 with jack bray

Hidden - 2008

mars - Lead O/S - 2008

nofx - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 2008

Hidden - 2008

sean0386 - Solo O/S - 2008

Wet.
Paz - Sent dnf - 24/Dec/07

Dan 85 - Sent x - 17/Dec/07

This is way over graded - its Font 6a 6a+ at a push.
petellis - Sent x - 25/Nov/07

alaan - Sent x - 25/Nov/07

Agree it's a bit overgraded, does depend on your ability with knee bars and a long reach helps. Sweet moves though and not all over at the traverse line!
Chad123 - Sent x - 24/Nov/07 with James Humble

bourney - Sent - Nov/07

tlr - Sent - 22/Oct/07 with James Turnbull

Hidden - Sent - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Sent x - 24/Aug/07

Ian Broome - Solo rpt - 24/Jul/07

Ian Broome - Solo - 29/May/07

dan gibson - 25/Apr/07

tedj234 - Sent O/S - 20/Apr/07 with Nicolas Rabb

bigphil - Solo rpt - 03/Mar/07

Nicos - Sent - 23/Feb/07 with rich howels

danm - Sent - Jan/07

Birdo - 2007

steve_biczyk - Sent - 2007 with Pete Szeredi

GPN - Sent - Nov/06

Somerset swede basher - Sent x - 08/Oct/06

bigphil - Sent rpt - 07/Oct/06

ToffeeSockScissorBitch - Sent - Oct/06

Mark Riley - Sent - 06/Aug/06

Hidden - Sent x - 09/Jul/06

Iggy_B - Sent O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Pippa Dean

tumbling wizard - Solo - 09/Jun/06

Joe Costello - Sent x - 28/Jan/06

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Jan/06

Boy - 2006

oldmanrivers - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

ldmell - 2006

Hidden - Sent - 2006

Andrew Barker - Sent x - 2006

Hidden - 04/Dec/05

Hidden - Sent x - 16/Sep/05

Apharri - Sent x - Sep/05

Hidden - Sent - May/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

willackers - Sent x - 2004 with Rob Napier

rapidrich - 04/Sep/03

Stuart S - Sent x - 09/Jun/02

chrishedgehog - Solo - 27/Mar/02

+4apeindex - 2002

Hidden - Sent - 2002

Cassidy - Sent - 2001

nice use of a kneebar :)
Paul Boardman - Sent x - 2000

tlr - Solo - 2000

JEP - Solo - 2000

tuftynick - Solo - 2000

ChrisJD - Solo - Jun/97

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Sent x - Jun/96

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 1995

mattnuttall - Sent x - 02/Feb/94

SteveRi - Solo - 1994

whispering nic - Solo - Sep/93 with slow hand nick

leathers - 1992

Roget - Sent x - 1992

Hidden - Sent - 1991

Hidden - Sep/90

Hidden - Solo - 1990

goi.ashmore - Sent x - 03/Oct/87

Chris Ellis - Sent β - 28/Sep/85

KRB - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/85

Became a well reversed trick for at least 15 years.
Tony Kartawick - Solo O/S - 1985

Hidden - Sent O/S - Mar/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Robaduck, TonyF, gavinpeach, crazy pierre, RBonney, Chi Cheng, Nom

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