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The Overlook 


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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 37.7154, -112.7747 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: EricD on Aug 30, 2006
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Description 

This is a great place to beat the Southern Utah heat. At such an elevation, the temps rarely get above 80, and long sleeves and pants are welcome, even in July and August. The rock is welded tuff and offers climbs from 30' to 70'. Climbs range from 5.8 to 5.13, many of which can be top-roped allowing for some great opportunities to climb above your level. The rock is textured and can be quite sharp, especially in the many finger pockets littered on the routes. Lots of fun climbing exists here and is made all the better by the weather.


Getting There 

From Cedar City, take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. Take Hwy. 143 for 4.7 miles to the Sydney Valley Rd (Forest Road 048). Make a Left (this road is easy to miss...there is a sign that reads "048"). Follow this dirt road for about 4.5 miles and there will be a small turnaround area on the left. This is the parking area. This is also a parking area for a nearby mountain bike trail.

Looking North, routes are to the West and East. The closest one (Willie the Pimp) is about a 3 minute walk to the East.


Climbing Season


20 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',2],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Overlook:
Dr. Diaper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   The Starting Block
Willie the Pimp   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   The Starting Block
Angering the Cheese Gods   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   The Starting Block
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   The Starting Block
The Crucible   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   The High Rise Area
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Howard Hughes 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  UT : Cedar City : ... : The Starting Block
Fun route on small crimps and finger pockets. Cruxes come after clipping the first bolt and at the fourth. Go as fast as you can, the rock is sharp....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By ZachBradford
Jun 22, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 

Due to the heavy snowfall this year Sydney Valley road is still closed. It is not opened until the road fully dries out. I would anticipate it opening in the sometime next 2 weeks.

By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Nov 21, 2007

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