Outer Outlet is similar in shape and size to the Inner Outlet, but is located further from Sylvan Lake. It is quite steep on all sides, and there is no easy routes to the summit. Vertigo is a steep detached spire that looms to the east, and Rhinoceros Rock is a slabby rock to the west.
Follow the Sylvan Lake trail around the lake and through the tunnel. When the trail forks after the tunnel, take a left, and then a right at the next trail. Follow this to the north as it goes away from Sylvan Lake to a field area. A trail switchbacks up the hill towards middle Earth, and just behind you is Outer Outlet. It is very imposing and one of the larger rock formations in the Needles.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Outer Outlet:
Conn Diagonal 5.7 Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet
West Buttress 5.8 Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet
The Conn Diagonal Variation 5.8+ Trad, 3 pitches
Jugs 5.10 Trad, 90 feet
Rain Man 5.10 Sport, 80 feet
Nick of Time 5.10 Trad, 120 feet
True to Form 5.11 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 180 feet
Gun Has No Trigger 5.11+ PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 180 feet
Iron Lingerie 5.12a R Sport, 180 feet
Living @ 1% 5.12a R Trad, 1 pitch, 180 feet
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