Bannaminn (again!!)

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  • AvatarAl
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    #12627 |

    Looking for help again pleeease with Bannaminn routes. Can you check / correct the topos I have here?

    1 Wee Nip 10m S 4a
    The first corner

    2 Tiptoe 12m HVS 5a
    Delicate slab / crack line. Poor gear.

    3 Central Slab 12m E1 5c
    The crack / wall through the main slab.

    4 Roofus Sev 4c 15m
    Climb the crack and roof. Correct line?

    5 Crack & Corner 12m Mod
    Climb the crack and corner. Correct line?

    ? Grunt & Grab 12m S 4c
    The corner to the right of clean cut block 10m left of cave. Where’s this?!

    6 No Belayer Required 12m VD
    The corner below the gear cave.

    7 Cat Eye 12m VS 4c
    The vague crack up the slab Right Grade?

    8 Cracking Up 15m VS 4c
    The second thin crack up the slab Right grade?

    9 Slab n Tickle 12m Diff
    Climb the obvious crack up the slab

    10 Fading Sun 12m VD
    The Arete on good holds.

    Slide Away 12m HS 4a
    Climb the arete direct to the right of Fading Sun.

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    AvatarAl
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    #12648 |

    Anyone had a chance to look at this?

    AndrewAndrew
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    #12649 |

    The list you’ve got on here seems waay off. The one in our miniguide/on SCi is much closer although obviously still needs some clarification.

    Central Slab is Sev not VS.

    AvatarAl
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    #12650 |

    The photo in the miniguide is the wrong wall though… it’s the right slab not the left one. Reckon you can figure out the correct lines / order?

    AndrewAndrew
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    #12651 |

    All the names and grades seem to have got mixed up in that list though. I’m confident about most of the Right Slab routes, but have never really been on the left slab ones.

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    Right Slab. These ones are definitely the right lines.
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    6. Wee Nip S 4a 12m
    The first corner

    (Between 6 & 7. Not on Topo) Tiptoe HVS 5a * 12m
    Delicate slab / crack line. Poor gear.

    7. (But actually trends right following the vague crack to the white block) Cat Eye E1 5c 12m **
    The second very vague crack in from the left (right of Tiptoe). Thin on holds, thin on gear.

    8. (Downgrade to Sev) Central Slab VS 4c 15m
    The crack / wall through the main slab.

    (Not on topo.) Cracking Up 15m VS 4c
    The thin crack splitting off right mid-way up Central Slab.

    9. Assume 9. and 10. are two of the remaining routes below? Not sure which ones. Are you confident they are Slab ‘n Tickle and Fading Sun? If so, where does that leave Slide Away?

    10.

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    Left Slab. Not sure about any of these, have never bothered with them.
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    (Must be 4, or unmarked between 4 and 5. These are the only lines through a roof.) Roofus Sev 4c 15m
    Climb the crack and roof.

    Crack & Corner Mod 12m
    Left of Grunt & Grab, a crack leads to corner then to corner running up slab.

    Grunt & Grab S 4c 12m
    The corner to the right of clean cut block 10m left of cave.

    No Belayer Required VD 12m
    The corner below the gear cave.

    Slab n Tickle Diff 12m
    Climb the slab / crack

    Fading Sun VD 12m
    The Arete on good holds.

    Slide Away HS 4a 12m
    Climb the arete direct to the right of Fading Sun.

    AvatarAl
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    #12652 |

    Thanks! My memory is so bad! I’ll draw those up and see what’s left. I know where Slab n Tickle, Fading Sun and Slide Away are.

    AvatarAl
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    #12653 |

    Sorted. Order / descriptions now:

    To the left (north) of the topo above are a few other routes that have been climbed from Mod to Severe lines, including:

    Roofus Sev 4c 15m
    Climb the crack and roof.

    1 Wee Nip 10m S 4a
    The first obvious corner

    2 Tiptoe 12m HVS 5a 
    Delicate slab / crack line. Poor gear.

    3 Cat Eye E1 5c 12m 
    The second very vague crack in from the left (right of Tiptoe). Thin on holds, thin on gear.

    4 Central Slab 12m E1 5c 
    The crack / wall through the main slab.

    Cracking Up 15m VS 4c
    The thin crack splitting off right mid-way up Central Slab.

    5 Slab n Tickle 12m VD
    Climb the obvious crack up the slab

    6 Fading Sun 12m VD
    The arete on good holds. (staying on the arête itself is HS)

    Exit Slab 15m VD
    An easy route up the slab normally used for abseiling into the lower tier.

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    AndrewAndrew
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    #12655 |

    That all looks good apart from the Central Slab grade! E1 might be a bit ambitious! Haha. I also think it needs downgrading to Sev (also suggested by Colin when he lead it last month).

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