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Banning State Park - Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Currently only specific parts of park are open. Permit required. MORE INFO >>>


Nestled in the woods along the Kettle River, Banning State Park is located off I-35, Exit #195. Follow signs to the park.

The rock is all sandstone and quality ranges from bullet hard to choss-fest. Most of the climbs are found on cliffs and ledges and are best suited for bouldering (currently bolting is not allowed), though some of them are very high. Landings range from perfect to horrible.

Getting There 

Banning State Park is located off I-35, Exit #195. Follow signs to the park.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 8.7 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Banning State Park - Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Banning State Park - Bouldering:
Banning Genesis    V0- 4-     Boulder, 16'   Teacher's Overlook
Fin S   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Teacher's Overlook
Booster Shot   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Teacher's Overlook
Slabriela   V1- 5- PG13     Boulder, 20'   Teacher's Overlook
Slab Center   V1 5     Boulder   Teacher's Overlook
Lichen Me, Lichen You   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   Teacher's Overlook
One Two Arête (Right)   V2- 5+     Boulder   Teacher's Overlook
Mentor Overhang   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Teacher's Overlook
Scareface Sit   V2+ 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   Teacher's Overlook
The Gym Teacher   V9 7C     Boulder, 20'   Teacher's Overlook
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Scareface Sit V2+ 5+ PG13  Minnesota : Banning State Park - Boulde... : Teacher's Overlook
Sit start to Scareface. Start on obvious shelf below stand start of Scareface. Use feet, crimp, shelf, and whatnot to gain ledge and continue on....[more]   Browse More Classics in Minnesota

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By Paul Getzke
From: Bloomington, mn
Sep 29, 2014
I would like to thank all of those who worked so hard to open up bouldering at Banning State Park (and the rest of Sandstone for that matter). You have done us all a great, great service. I made my first visit ever to the park yesterday and was blown away by the beauty of the area. As far as the bouldering, what can I say. The potential seems amazing. I urge all climbers to respect the newly established park rules, don't make a mess and enjoy this wonderful resource responsibly. I'm going back as soon and as often as I can.

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