Rockfax Description
A brilliant main pitch that is both technical and sustained.
1) 5a, 15m. Pitch 1 of Banzai Pipeline.
2) 5b, 14m. Pitch 2 of Banzai Pipeline.
3) 6b, 42m. Move up to a steep wall and climb this and short corner/grooves rightwards to the bottom of a long smooth groove. Climb the groove and bulges with much difficulty to gain another groove. This is less difficult but bold, and leads to easier ground and the top. © Rockfax

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Fast & Free: Pete Livesay's Top 30 British Classics, Lakeland's Greatest Pioneers, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives'

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
esther ?Jul Lead Awesome route and good work whoever cleaned this recently. I fell a few times off the crux, hard mantle rockover moves! Safe at the crux though.
Awesome route and good work whoever cleaned this recently. I fell a few times off the crux, hard mantle rockover moves! Safe at the crux though.
joeflan 24 May Lead RP like the description says outstanding route! Frazer put some hard work pulling 2 inches of moss off the whole of this route, went up to meet him on the thur night and got on the o/s but climbed tentatively and at the base of the groove couldn't figure the move and was going dark so got flicked the ab rope and went down, Frazer went up and brought me up and I got it clean on toprope so came back night after with ben and lead it clean. Incredible committing moves which seem impossible at first that are well protected, lets keep this classic clean.
with Ben smith price , Frazer Scott
like the description says outstanding route! Frazer put some hard work pulling 2 inches of moss off the whole of this route, went up to meet him on the thur night and got on the o/s but climbed tentatively and at the base of the groove couldn't figure the move and was going dark so got flicked the ab rope and went down, Frazer went up and brought me up and I got it clean on toprope so came back night after with ben and lead it clean. Incredible committing moves which seem impossible at first that are well protected, lets keep this classic clean.
with Ben smith price , Frazer Scott
dominic lee 10 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with daniel lee
with daniel lee
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 Lead O/S
pete johnson 31 May, 1994 AltLd O/S
with Steve Findlay
with Steve Findlay
Roget 29 May, 1994 AltLd O/S led 1st pitch
with colin
led 1st pitch
with colin
Steve Crowe 13 Jun, 1993 Lead Took a big fall onto a small RP. (One Fall).
with karin
Took a big fall onto a small RP. (One Fall).
with karin
Hidden 27 Jul, 1992 Lead
goshawk ?Jun, 1989 Lead
with JI
with JI
Hidden 29 May, 1989 Lead β
Hidden 29 May, 1989 AltLd O/S
UKB Shark 31 Aug, 1987 Lead O/S
with Geordie
with Geordie
Bruce Kerr 25 Apr, 1987 Lead
with Gavin Taylor
with Gavin Taylor
Greg Cunningham ??, 1987 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 21 Sep, 1986 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?May, 1986 Lead O/S Well protected crux, looked as though it should be easy but was a desperate fingertip mantle. Climbed the upper groove in mounting terror as I had seen someone take a 40 footer off it a few weeks before, it turned out to be ok.
with Rick Graham
Well protected crux, looked as though it should be easy but was a desperate fingertip mantle. Climbed the upper groove in mounting terror as I had seen someone take a 40 footer off it a few weeks before, it turned out to be ok.
with Rick Graham
Ian Carr 20 Sep, 1985 -
with Mick Hardwick
with Mick Hardwick
keefe 16 Jun, 1985 -
Hidden 2 May, 1985 2nd
Hidden ??, 1985 -
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead
Mark Kemball 7 Aug, 1983 Lead
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
redjerry 17 Apr, 1983 Lead G/U 2nd try
with Jim Melrose
2nd try
with Jim Melrose
Hidden 24 May, 1980 Lead
Hidden 7 May, 1978 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1976 Lead
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