Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 38.014, -107.677 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Nelson on May 22, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is a nice crag with pretty vistas. The routes are mostly sport climbs in the 5.11 range. An approach is necessary.

Getting There

The Overlook cliff is directly above the Ouray Ice Park. Drive south out of Ouray on US Highway 550. After the first switchback, take a right towards Yankee Boy Basin and Camp Bird Mine. Drive 0.4 miles and park on your right. There should be a Sutton Mine Trailhead sign on your left. Follow the Sutton Mine Trail for 0.5 miles to the Ouray Overlook. Don't make the mistake of bee lining straight to the cliff once you see it from the trail. It is very steep and you'll have to hike around several smaller cliff bands. From the Ouray Overlook, go right along a faint trail following the ridgeline to the base of the cliff. To access routes, approach the ledge from the left side.

Per doligo: the following directions by chosspector cross private property and consequently risk trespassing charges:

Per chosspector: alternatively, drive past the Sutton Mine trailhead, pass the watertower on the left, go around one more curve, and park on the left at a pullout next to a road with a chain across it. There is a large grey boulder and a rock pile at the parking area. Start walking up the dirt road, step over the chain, and immediately hang a left on an obscure singletrack trail that heads up the rock outcropping. This leads to an old road that dead-ends at a singletrack trail and eventually the crag. 10 minutes.

Fixed Hardware

Please do not remove fixed hardware from the anchors - the fixed biners and Mussey hooks are there for your convenience and SAFETY!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Overlook Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Bits Harder
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
"Jay's Route" AKA No Problemo
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Jay's Route AKA Deadpoint
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
After School
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Jay's Newer Route AKA Not Dead Yet
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Chia Pet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Abre Los Ojos
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Over-the-Monsoon
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
Overlooked
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 33
Out of Pocket
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
School's Out!
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
"A View to a Kill" AKA (One i…
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
99 Problems
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Out of Sight
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bits Harder
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
"Jay's Route" AKA No Problemo
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Jay's Route AKA Deadpoint
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
After School
 6
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jay's Newer Route AKA Not D…
 11
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chia Pet
 15
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Abre Los Ojos
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Over-the-Monsoon
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Overlooked
 16
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Out of Pocket
 33
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
School's Out!
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
"A View to a Kill" AKA (…
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
99 Problems
 15
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
 11
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Out of Sight
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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