This area is visible to the NW from Cochiti Mesa. It offers a small number of high quality routes with the shortest approach at Cochiti. All routes are approached by rappelling, and only one route has an anchor, so its a good idea to bring an extra rope for rigging tree anchors.
Continue up the road about 1/2 mile from the Mesa parking. The Overlook is obvious on the left, offering beautiful views to the SE. There is a Forest Service gate (apparently always open) spanning the road just immediately after the Overlook. Park on the left.
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Featured Route For Vista Point Overlook
Red Zinger 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Vista Point Overlook
This route ascends an open book that leads to a nice face and arete on very good, dark brown rock. The route is nicely featured, and if not for the lengthy, trivial dihedral start, would be 3 stars. If you are in search of 5.10 fun, this route is a must do, with deep pockets, some nice arete moves, and a challenging bulge finish....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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