Banana Wall** E3 6a
[Banana Wall, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the small wall right of centre using undercuts (good cam) and poor holds to reach easier ground by a long stretch. Finish rapidly up the final wall. Much harder for the short. © ROCKFAX

FA. Don Barr 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500.

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This climb is in 80 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Great moves. The heat made the crimp super sweaty. Will be back to lead it in better conditions.
jonhowson - TR RP - 11/Jun/15 with Neil J

MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 31/May/15 with Calum Wadsworth

I was a sketchy mess, placed a fairly dubious directional wire in the higher break with the good underpull in it. Then kept trying to put a high right foot on that kept pinging off. Eventually got up shaking like a leaf the whole way. Gave myself a stern talking to at the top..
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 31/May/15 with micki

amccann - Solo O/S - 27/May/15

Climbster - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Vick, Ian

Second go. Bomber gear right
Cake - Lead G/U - 14/Mar/15 with Matt

g1m147 - TR - 01/Feb/15

I had to use the awful crimp as I was too short to reach from the undercut.
Matt Groom - Lead - 2015 with Alex McCann

theomoore - Lead G/U - 20/Dec/14 with Roisin

Failed on lead, top roped to se actually how hard it is, amazed me i cud actually do it, a bit gutted i didnt try the move.
Andy Peak 1 - TR - 03/Dec/14

Nice route, but quite soft.
Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Ben

much easier if you use the cam slot even though I'm not long
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/14 with Nick Priestley

Hard, incredibly reachy move in the middle. A bit beyond me at the minute!
leeds_belle - 2nd dnf - 22/Jun/14 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/14

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with al

First E3 preplaced gear! Hard for shorty like me!
Jackwd - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Charley Fell, Kev Titheradge, Angela Paul

Tithe Technique - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/14 with Jack Drake

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Chris Pembroke

gear wasn't as good as expected, very worn pocket, when I tried on lead the cam twisted out!
ashtond6 - TR - 14/Dec/13

Moves were too hard for me even on TR.
alp79 - TR dnf - 14/Dec/13 with Jonny Ashton

On daves lower gear.
dunnyg - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/13 with dave warburton

Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/13 with HuwGoodal

Took ages to find the nerve to get going on this, and there's one more sketchier move after the crux. Felt pretty solid at E3 for me although it was a warm August day. Gear placement is good although looks like it's had quite a battering.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Stoney Boy - Lead β - 23/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Mar/13

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Rosh

Hmm; second disappointment - another poor choice for a short guy. Fidel made the move after a rest on the rope, and finished the route.
joemallia - 2nd dnf - 06/May/12 with Katy Whittaker, Fidel Sciamanna

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12

On Liam's gear
mark20 - Lead β - 24/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/12

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Apr/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 10/Apr/11

john lynch - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Ed Austin, Lewis Andrew

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Wee man

Felt like a pretty tough move, sucks to be short for this one! There is a reasonable small slider placement to be found as well...
Jonathan Hall - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Mark Williams

Led with first two bits of gear already in.
Ben1983 - Lead β - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 11/Apr/10

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2010 with Burns

One try then cleaned it. Poor protection and very bold top out
simon1965 - TR dog - 29/Aug/09 with peakdj

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jun/09

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Jules

harvie - Lead β - 25/Feb/09

Great route. Real bottle tester after the crux move.
robbo - Lead RP - 19/Nov/08 with Spencer

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Luke Porter

Well should have bought the old guide book for the E4 tick. One move wonder but really ebjoyed it, lockign down the crimper and delicately rocking up to latch flatty with my left from high footer -awesome. Unsure it is worth only E2, think E3 is fair.
mattyork2 - Lead β - 01/May/08 with Steve Aherne

HamishD - TR O/S - 07/Oct/07

martin48 - Lead dnf - 25/Sep/07 with dave

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 15/Sep/07 with Nick Hobbs

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Brown - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/06 with Henry

chrishedgehog - TR O/S - 16/Mar/06 with Dave from D.R.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/05

first e4 quite a rubbish route really but good to do an E4 i hadnt even done e2 when i did this says a lot really! but did fall off the crux but straight bk on and did it
Alex Mason - Lead - Mar/05 with tony holdsworth

Stone Muppet - TR O/S - 2005

enjoyed this route. All crux beta unwillingly 'prized' from alex. first 'E4', though easier than all the 'proper' E3's i've done
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 2005 with Alex Mason

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 2005 with Simon Troop

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/03

Pretty easy for E4!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead β - 15/Jan/03 with John Nightingale

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - May/01

tlr - Solo O/S - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - Oct/99

Daniel Armitage - Lead RP - 10/Sep/99

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Dave Edmunds

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

Tom V - 1980

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