Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|FA:||Kris Johnson or OG|
|Page Views:||125 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Jacob Gerber on Jul 21, 2014|
|Admins:||Kris Gorny, Chris treggE|
Access Issue: Currently only specific parts of park are open. Permit required. Details
Banning State Park has only recently chosen to allow rock climbing (Summer 2014). Currently climbing is only allowed in designated areas. For the most up to date access information, ask at the park office where you can also obtain a (free) climbing permit which is required. Please be extra respectful of this area so climbing continues to be allowed and hopefully expanded to other areas. Keep cleaning to a minimum and be respectful of other park guest. Many of the climbs are along trails so please move pads (especially sketchy/unstable pads) or make sure guests know they can step on them when passing by.
Sit start way low (is there such a thing as a "lay start") with both hands on obvious hold on the point of the arête. There is a good heal to start to the right. Climb and top out straight up the arête. Top out has a tree in the way but can be done without it. Landing is sketch for both the climber and spotter. If you fall past the small flat area you might continue down a steep rocky hill. Crux is the start or the top out. Probably a 3 star if not for the landing and tree at the top out.
Straight down from the picnic area parking lot and upstream about 20 yards or so along the upper cliff line.