Elevation: 10,400 ft
GPS: 37.766, -111.886 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on Jul 26, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

A sun- and wind-swept crag facing south and west. If you need to warm up on a chilly day this is a good option in the afternoon. Otherwise this area will be shady in the am so you can be there on a hot day up to around 2:00pm. There are many potential lines here with real quality and great rock. All of the new lines (as of 9/7/15) are really super examples of Jungle climbing; steep and thoughtful on aretes and edges.

Getting There

Follow the same directions that you would to reach the Pandora Area. Then continue to drive down the same logging road for another 300 meters past what looks like impassable fallen trees (this is an easy 2 X 2 road) to the "edge." No mere mortal in the biggest monster truck would choose to go farther. There are pull outs to park and plenty of room to turn around. Hike down the road a few feet and see a faint trail heading in to the forest. This is the line to take if heading to the south end of the wall. The cairns will lead you to a down chute with a fixed line just at the south side of the Banshee Perch. The more northerly lines are better reached by continuing over the steep edge of the road to a carin and old power line glass insulator. SW here following cairns again through the forest but quickly to the edge. Then carins down through the talus to the crag. Or, walk further down the steep road and cut back sharp left when you reach the same elevation as the cliffs base. Car to crag 9 minutes. See area topo picture. Between Pandora and The Banshee Wall Areas on the east side of the road there is an entrance to a meadow with a superb campsite! It has a fire ring and stumps to sit on. This site is within easy walking distance of this area as well as Pandora.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Banshee Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
My Ikran
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Sonic Bat Tsaheylu
Trad, Alpine
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Aibell
Sport, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Ban Cheese Pillar
Trad, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Siouxsie Sioux
Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Happy House
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
My Ikran
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Sonic Bat Tsaheylu
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Aibell
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Ban Cheese Pillar
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Siouxsie Sioux
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Happy House
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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