Elevation: 11,000 ft
GPS: 37.715, -112.775 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: EricD on Aug 30, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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.

33 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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
As the Song and Dance Begins
Sport, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Dr. Diaper
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Midget Marathon
Sport, Alpine
Zoo
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Willie the Pimp
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
One-finger Pockets Suck
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Funky Boss
Sport, TR, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Angering the Cheese Gods
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Pumping Out of Gas
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
It's No Secret
Sport, Alpine
Zoo
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Howard Hughes
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
[Redacted]
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Blue Suede Shoes
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Reconciliation
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Dwarf Tossing
Sport, Alpine
Zoo
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Suck it Up Crybaby
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
As the Song and Dance Begins Starting Block
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Dr. Diaper Starting Block
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Midget Marathon Zoo
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine
Willie the Pimp Starting Block
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
One-finger Pockets Suck High Rise Area
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Funky Boss Starting Block
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR, Alpine
Angering the Cheese Gods Starting Block
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Pumping Out of Gas Starting Block
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
It's No Secret Zoo
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Howard Hughes Starting Block
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
[Redacted] Starting Block
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Blue Suede Shoes Starting Block
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Reconciliation Window Rock
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Dwarf Tossing Zoo
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Suck it Up Crybaby Starting Block
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
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