The Overlook Rock Climbing
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A good cliff with a selection of trad and sport climbs. There are 12 routes so far. The crag is the upper tier of Broken Rock and offers great views in a quiet setting high above Boulder Creek.
, 11, 1p, 70', bolts & gear. Cracks to flake to steep face. Start at pine tree by cave.
B. Yosemite Sam
, 10+, 1p, 60', gear. Overhanging crack 15' L of C.
C. Louisville Slugger
, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts & gear. Overhanging face 10' L of E.
D. Golden Child
, 11, 1p, 55', bolts & gear. Overhanging face to crack 5' L of E.
E. Straight Out of Compton
, 8+, 1p, 70', gear. Twin cracks & corner to flake/bulge.
F. Denver Nugget
, 7+, 1p, 70', gear. Pod 10' R of E.
G. Minnesota Fats
, 10, 1p, 50', gear. Thin crack to shallow offset corners. 35' downhill & L of J.
10, 1p, 50', gear. Face to hanging flakes. Just R of G.
, 11, 1p, 80', bolt & gear. Bulge to finger crack. Just R of H.
J. Obscurity Risk
, 12-, 1p, 55', gear.
K. Philadelphia Flyer
, 11, 1p, 60', 2 bolts & gear. Corners to hand crack through roof. 10' L of K.
L. Jersey Devil
9+, 1p, 50', bolts & gear. Corners & roofs on R side of cliff.
M. The Probe
11+, 1p, 50', bolts & gear. Climb the roof 10' R of K.
Flake Right?, 7.
Park as for Castle Rock. Cross the bridge and skirt the right (west) side of Broken Rock. At the top of Broken Rock traverse left and reach the far right side of the Overlook. The first route you get to is The Probe; the remaining routes are left and downhill from there.
Approach takes 10-15 minutes.
Climbing Season For the Boulder Canyon area.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Overlook
Jersey Devil 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: The Overlook
Follow the direction for "Philadelphia Flyer". Start 15 feet right of PF. Crank up and clip the first bolt, make cool moves to reach better holds. Clip the second bolt under the roof and climb out the roof to the third bolt. After the third bolt follow the crack to the anchor. Good route in a cool setting. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 5, 2006
Is the line up on the Overlook with the fixed nuts and pins a project, an open project, or an existing climb?
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jun 5, 2006
T, the route with fixed nuts/pins is an existing climb rated 12a. I forget which guide I saw it in. It would be more friendly if the gear were "updated", but the FAs would need to do that.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 5, 2006
According to Rossiter's Boulder Canyon guidebook, the route is Obscurity Risk, 12a, FA by Don DeBieux, 1993.
By david goldstein
Jun 16, 2007
I found this crag a disappointment as most climbs are over after ten or fifteen feet. Momentum Operator on Broken Rock, along the approach, seemed much more worthwhile.