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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.


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]

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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 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Right Banana Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Papaya Crack   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Corey getting it done on the Rt. Banana

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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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. <br />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 Formation. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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.