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Peyote Cracks Formation - W. Face

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Peyote Cracks Formation - W. Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Peyote Cracks. Photo by Blitzo.


This side of the formation is vertical or just less than, and split by a number of cracks - the Peyote Cracks, which offer short but fun routes with the crux at the bottom which means these are often soloed as well as lead. Some of the better climbs here include The Right Peyote Crack (5.8), Middle Peyote Crack (5.9) and Left Peyote Crack (5.10d).

Getting There 

See the Peyote Cracks Formation page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.6 miles from here

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Middle Peyote Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Peyote Cracks Formation - W...
The crux of this crack is low to the ground and is passed quickly- if you can protect overhead, this makes it a reasonable lead to push your grade on. There are 3 obvious cracks on the E. Face of the Peyote Cracks Wall, The center of these starts with a slightly overhanging odd jam and proceeds upwards to easier territory. The climb protects from the ground and then again at the crux to make the leader pretty safe. Climb up on awkward moves (5.9 crux) to reach a lower angle jam crack above (5.6?...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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