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Outrageous Overhangs Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.12, -106.6977 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Alvaro Arnal, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
Submitted By: Alvaro Arnal on May 21, 2012
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Alvaro Arnal fighting through the iron cross crux!

Description 

This is one of the best areas on Independence Pass for powerful, steep, sport climbing on great granite. Climbs range from 5.7 to 5.12+ with at least 1 project climb that may be harder. Most of the climbs fall in the 5.11 to 5.12 range.

Getting There 

Park at the Grotto Walls parking area and walk uphill along the road for about 300 yards. Look for a cairn marking a climber's trail on the left of the road. Following this trail, the first climb you will arrive at is Thug Route on the Outrageous Overhangs crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.0 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',17],['5.12',12],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Outrageous Overhangs Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outrageous Overhangs Area:
My Favorite Martin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Olympic Wall
Fox Trot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
Go!   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Junior Olympic Wall
50 Yard Dash   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
Some Smells Fishy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Bedrock
Horny For You   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Olympic Wall
Thug Route   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Outrageous Overhang
I've Got Skills   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Olympic Wall
One Strike and You're Out   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Olympic Wall
Walk in Central Park   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Outrageous Overhang
Gold Finger   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Thindependence
Len's World   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
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Featured Route For Outrageous Overhangs Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Hobbs working through the crux.

Len's World 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Wall
Start up the face 20 feet left of the large chimney on the right side of the main Olympic Wall. Head up extremely thin face moves (crux) to the large roof above. The roof itself is moderately pumpy with good holds (~11+/12-). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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