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Banana Cracks Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.02539, -116.17712 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Scotty Nelson on Feb 16, 2006
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Charlie Barrett, 'Left Banana Crack'

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 10.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing 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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Banana Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Banana Cracks:
Left Banana Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Banana Cracks
Banana Cracks
Rock Climbing Photo: Banana Cracks Formation. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Banana Cracks Formation. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Banana Cracks Formation (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Banana Cracks Formation (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: North face of Banana Cracks
BETA PHOTO: North face of Banana Cracks
Rock Climbing Photo: A cool boulder at the base of Banana Cracks Format...
A cool boulder at the base of Banana Cracks Format...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Banana Cracks formation, Joshua Tree NP
The Banana Cracks formation, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Corey, Rt. Banana, at the possible punchy crux
Corey, Rt. Banana, at the possible punchy crux

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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.

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