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Banana Cracks  


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Submitted By: Scotty Nelson on Feb 16, 2006
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Description 

The Banana Cracks formation is located between Quail Springs Road and Hemingway Buttress.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot towards Hemingway, but veer off right to get to the Banana Cracks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Banana Cracks:
Left Banana Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Right Banana Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Papaya Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Banana Peel

Banana Peel 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Banana Cracks
Steep, with the typical crimpy delicate face moves often found at J-tree. This route ascends the steep face right of the Banana cracks above the hand traverse. The obvious way to finish the route is to join the Right Banana crack where the crack gets larger and offwidthy....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Banana Cracks formation, Joshua Tree NP
The Banana Cracks formation, Joshua Tree NP
Banana Cracks
Banana Cracks
Corey, Rt. Banana, at the possible punchy crux
Corey, Rt. Banana, at the possible punchy crux
Banana Cracks Formation. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Banana Cracks Formation. Photo by Blitzo.
North face of Banana Cracks
BETA PHOTO: North face of Banana Cracks
A cool boulder at the base of Banana Cracks Format...
A cool boulder at the base of Banana Cracks Format...
Banana Cracks Formation (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Banana Cracks Formation (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP

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By Art Morimitsu
From: Huntington Beach, Ca
Dec 26, 2006
The routes start about 30 feet off the ground on a ledge; you've got to scramble up from either the right which leads to a hand traverse, or the left which is *ahem* 4th class.