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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Banner Peak, East Face—Far Right Side

Banner Peak, East Face—Far Right Side. On the 28th of August, Kevin Sutter and I climbed what we believed to be a new route on the right side of the east face of Banner Peak. Two pitches of fourth class led to the top of the shoulder just north of the glacier under the face. From the shoulder, two pitches (F6) up a prominent chute led to easy scrambling for 200 feet. The scrambling led to a talus-filled notch from which three very enjoyable pitches put us on the summit ridge near its north end. NCCS III, F6.

David Harden, Unaffiliated