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Peyote Cracks Formation

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Peyote Cracks Formation - E. Face (aka Bachar Toprope Wall) 
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Peyote Cracks, East Face, Right End 

Peyote Cracks Formation Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: M. Morley on Nov 18, 2002
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Peyote Cracks Formation (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP


The Peyote Cracks Formation has 3 decent cracks on its west face - Left (5.10+), Middle (5.9), and Right (5.8) Peyote Crack. There are also a few face climbs. All of the routes are fairly short.

The east face of the formation is also known as the Bachar Toprope Wall and has an assortment of overhanging, difficult routes in the 5.12-5.13 range, including the 12a sport route Apartheid and the (generally toproped) testpiece Baby Apes (5.12c).

Getting There 

From the back loop of Hidden Valley Campground, walk generally north as if heading to Echo Cove. Peyote Cracks will be about half way. The west face is identified by 3 prominent cracks (The Peyote Cracks).

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.6 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Peyote Cracks Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Peyote Cracks Formation:
Apartheid   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Peyote Cracks Formation - E...
Dial Africa   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Peyote Cracks Formation - E...
Baby Apes   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Peyote Cracks Formation - E...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Drewsky falling off Baby Apes

Baby Apes 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Peyote Cracks Formation - E...
Classic line on the left side of the east face that climbs past the left side of a prominent roof via a thin crack. Seldom done and even less seldom led, this tenuous and powerful line has been soloed! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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