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BETA PHOTO: First Overhang, as seen from the parking pullout.


The First Overhang boulder includes a few problems on the south face of the boulder, including the classic of the same name. A good midday boulder in the winter, or mornings/evenings during the warmer months.

Getting There 

Drive 1.7 miles up Flagstaff road to the parking area for the Y traverse. The obvious boulder is about 10 yards north of the small parking area.

Climbing Season

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Overhang:
First Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
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First Overhang. Quite the view.

First Overhang V6 7A  CO : Boulder : ... : First Overhang
A Flagstaff classic! This is one of the more prominent problems at Flag due to its visibility and proximity to the upper parking area. Beginning on the large jug on the boulder's south face, make cool moves up and left to a positive hold for your left hand. From here two super-thin edges guard the crux moves to the lip.I have seen the problem graded in various guides anywhere from v5 to v7. The discrepancy is probably due to the fact that a key hold apparently broke in the last few years mak...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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