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Banning Genesis  
Booster Shot 
Coach, The 
Cutting Class 
Easiest Route in Thailand, The 
Fin S 
Game of Stones 
Gym Teacher, The 
Left of Center 
Lichen Me, Lichen You 
Long Haul Sucker 
Lunch Money Dyno 
Mental Hangover 
Mentor Overhang 
Milwaukee's Best 
One Two Arête (Direct) 
One Two Arête (Right) 
Pop Quiz 
River Bandits 
Scareface TR 
Scareface Sit 
Slab Center 
Space Heater 

Teacher's Overlook Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: A photo of the wall taken just right of the start ...

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


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.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.9 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 Teacher's Overlook

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Teacher's Overlook:
Banning Genesis    V0- 4-     Boulder, 16'   
Fin S   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Booster Shot   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Slabriela   V1- 5- PG13     Boulder, 20'   
Slab Center   V1 5     Boulder   
Lichen Me, Lichen You   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   
One Two Arête (Right)   V2- 5+     Boulder   
Mentor Overhang   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Scareface Sit   V2+ 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   
The Gym Teacher   V9 7C     Boulder, 20'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Another roof photo
BETA PHOTO: Another roof photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof from the Scareface start
BETA PHOTO: The roof from the Scareface start
Rock Climbing Photo: The Lichen Me, Lichen You wall.
BETA PHOTO: The Lichen Me, Lichen You wall.

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By Sean Foster
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.
By Jacob Gerber
Jul 23, 2014
I agree with Sean. I would consider all FA's to be firs KNOWN ascents.

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