Avg: 2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 20 ft|
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|Shared By:||jack powers on Oct 26, 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.
This problem will get better with more traffic. Start on a somewhat vegetated slab and use edges and in-cut horizontals. Follow the path of least resistance until reaching broken features above the slab, then trend slightly right. Aim for the outcropping fifteen or twenty feet above the ground, bypassing two small trees on the left near the top. Use care at the top; there still might be a bit of looseness up there. Promises to develop into a classic warm-up and beginner problem.
This is one of the first problems you encounter if you follow the trail down from the Teacher's Overlook picnic area. Follow directions for Slab Center and Left of Center. Begin on the other side of the pit/corridor opposite Slab Center. Walk off a few feet to the left on the trail by which you descend from the Teachers Overlook picnic area.