Elevation: 7,900 ft
GPS: 39.98, -105.454 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,332 total · 72/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Oct 20, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

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.

L->R:

A. Transylvania, 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.
H. Lobo 10, 1p, 50', gear. Face to hanging flakes. Just R of G.
I. Greenfield, 11, 1p, 80', bolt & gear. Bulge to finger crack. Just R of H.
J. Obscurity Risk, 12-, 1p, 55', gear.
KL. Super Ali Brenda, 13, 1p, 45', bolts.
LJ. Brenda from Kansas, 13, 1p, 50, gear & bolts.
M. Philadelphia Flyer, 11, 1p, 60', 2 bolts & gear. Corners to hand crack through roof. 10' L of K.
N. Flake Right (submitted as Jersey Devil), 9+, 1p, 50', bolts & gear. Corners & roofs on R side of cliff.
O. The Probe 11+, 1p, 50', bolts & gear. Climb the roof 10' R of K.

Flake Right?, 7.

Getting There

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.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Overlook

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Obscurity Risk
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Brenda from Kansas
Trad, Sport
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Obscurity Risk
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Brenda from Kansas
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5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad, Sport
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