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Banana Wall* E3 6a

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[Banana Wall, 3 kb]12m. Climb the small wall right of centre using undercuts (good Friend) and poor holds to reach easier ground by a long stretch. Finish rapidly up the final wall. © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Barr 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500.

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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/13

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

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

LukeP LCC - TR - 11/Apr/10 with pete pounds

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

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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Voting
Total votes cast 114
hard E40 of 39
E40 of 39
easy E40 of 39
hard E30 of 39
E316 of 39
easy E36 of 39
hard E217 of 39
E20 of 39
easy E20 of 39
hard 6b0 of 39
6b0 of 39
easy 6b0 of 39
hard 6a0 of 39
6a25 of 39
easy 6a8 of 39
hard 5c6 of 39
5c0 of 39
easy 5c0 of 39
3 Stars0 of 36
2 Stars24 of 36
1 Star10 of 36
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 66 (6.1%)
Lead42 of 66 (63.6%)
Followed9 of 66 (13.6%)
Toproped10 of 66 (15.2%)
Unknown1 of 66 (1.5%)

'Climbed'11 of 66 (16.7%)
clean O/S30 of 66 (45.5%)
clean β10 of 66 (15.2%)
clean rpt2 of 66 (3.0%)
clean RP4 of 66 (6.1%)
dogged5 of 66 (7.6%)
dnf4 of 66 (6.1%)