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Routes in Pratt's Rock aka Pratt's Overhang

Aerial Burial V3 6A
Crystal Corner V2+ 5+
Gill Swing V4 6B
Gully V0 4
Pratt's Mantle V2 5+
Pratt's Overhang V3 6A
Smith Overhang V8 7B
Smith Overhang Sit V10-11 8A
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Description

While lacking in size this rock is very big in history. Gill, Ament, Holloway, you name them and they have bouldered here. The name sake, the Smith Overhang, is THE line to do.

Getting There

Park for the Monkey Traverse. This small and slightly overhanging face is twenty feet before (just to the north) of the Monkey Traverse. It is marked by a crack splitting the face and a down climbing tree on the right.

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Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
To be technically precise mods, I believe Ament always refered to this block as "Pratt's Rock" ... which is home to Pratt's Mantel and Pratt's Overhang. Feb 21, 2010
Colin Lantz
Nederland, CO
Colin Lantz   Nederland, CO
Has anyone done, or seen another do, the Holloway traverse on this block? It's called The Stretcher (FA '73) and Horan called it B2-3/V9 in the 1995 CFRB vol. 2. stating, "Holds have broken and being tall is crucial." Apr 20, 2004
Colin Lantz
Nederland, CO
Colin Lantz   Nederland, CO
Actually, this is miscataloged - Smith Overhang is a problem, not a separate rock. Smith Overhang is found on the Pratt's Overhang block. BTW - P.B. & B.H. refer to this as Smith's Overhang while P.A. calls it Smith Overhang. I have always heard it referred to as Smith Overhang. It used to be that you always saw a cheater block under this problem for the start. The 2000 B.H B.O.B.B called this V5, surely describing the then standard cheater stone start. It seems that in the last few years that the harder off the ground variant has become widely accepted as the 'true" Smith Overhang. It's V8 and maybe V9 when starting from the ground, i.e. start low before the glued side pull. Apr 3, 2004

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