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Rotten Bananas 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Raleigh Collins, "OC"
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Submitted By: Jon duSaint on Dec 15, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: "Rotten Bananas". Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Long route up the left side of the formation. Bolt count is approximate - bring extra draws.

Protection 

9 bolts


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By Greg Barnes
Dec 20, 2006

This was a retrobolted old route, FA unknown, you can still see some old bolt holes. Also, the route length is 105', you can't quite get to the ground with a 60m rope, but you can get to the ledge shortly off the ground.
By mark maynard
Sep 15, 2009

craig service and myself hand drilled a 4 bolt 5.8 up this wall in 89': called it wadcutter, the base was really shot up
on the back of this formation is a three bolt arete to face we never completed
By boulderkeith
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 6, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I can confirm that is more than 30m to the chains. Greg's 105' seems right.
By LifeIsGood
May 15, 2010

I thought Rotten Banana's was slightly more difficult than Bananarama.

I agree with the beta on the rope length. We had a 60m and it was a rope stretcher. My belayer stood on the hump/ledge to meet me. The 70m would have made it no problem.
By Jeff Mahoney
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 16, 2012
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This does have a thinnish move about 3/4 of the way up that's "harder" than anything on Bananarama.

Also note that it shares the last bolt with Bananarama (and yes, your belayer should tie in if you're on a 60m)