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The Banana Cracks formation is located between Quail Springs Road and Hemingway Buttress.
Follow the trail from the parking lot towards Hemingway, but veer off right to get to the Banana Cracks.
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Tails Of Poodles 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Left Banana Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Right Banana Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Banana Peel 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Papaya Crack 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
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Right Banana Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Banana Cracks
The Banana Cracks can be a good place to climb on a cold day, as the formation somewhat blocks out the wind. The formation comes into the sun by late morning. The Right Banana Crack was one of the hardest routes in the 1977 guidebook. It is an exciting lieback and hand crack, with great protection....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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