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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vista Point Overlook:
Adolescent Fantasy 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Red Zinger 5.10b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65 feet
Stridex 5.11d R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Vista Point Overlook
Adolescent Fantasy 5.9 NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : Vista Point Overlook
This fun line is the furthest West route, and the only one with a fixed anchor. The climbing is slabby with beautifual dark brown rock and largish, incut pockets and a few nubbins.The route faces West, so shade in early AM....[more] Browse More Classics in NM