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WARNING! Banning is a new area and a lot of holds are breaking! Some a have been big and unexpected. Use extra caution when climbing.

Forested sandstone cliffs and ledges along the Kettle River. Rock quality is mostly good with pockets of choss. Boulders range from lowball to highball and landings range from good to horrible. This is a new area (summer 2014) so holds may break and almost everything needs cleaning. Many topouts are dirty. Please keep cleaning to a minimum as this is a new area (summer 2014) and overly aggressive cleaning may be frowned upon and result in a loss of climbing privileges.
Currently only specific parts of park are open. Permit required. Details

Getting There

From park entrance, follow signs for the picnic area. Cliffs are directly downhill front the parking lot.

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I agree with Sean. I would consider all FA's to be firs KNOWN ascents. Jul 23, 2014
It's July of 2014 and Banning has just finalized the amendment allowing climbing in designated areas of the park. So far, this includes only Teacher's Overlook. A dozen or so climbers stormed the area once word broke out and climbed some things. We took pictures and claimed FA's and named them and graded them. What a flurry of fun!

However, we all know we weren't the first ones to climb there. So, do our FA's count? Do they mean anything? Does it matter?

Sure it does. It gave us a sense of adventure and now, there is a page of climbs that others can head out to repeat or attempt to discover their own problems around... even if they have been climbed in the past.

I welcome all the rogue climbers of days gone by to school us on what has been done in the area and when and by whom. I'm stoked to add things to this page that I've done because I want to be a part of that history. But, I'm not foolish enough to believe I was the first one there.

Thanks to all climbers, past and present, with the drive to discover. Don't let your ego get in the way over FA's and names and grades. As the kids used to say and have hopefully stopped saying... it's all good. Jul 23, 2014

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