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 improvements by doligo
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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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
 12
"Jay's Route"
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Jay's Route
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
"Overhauled"
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
After School
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Jay's Newer Route
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Chia Pet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Abre Los Ojos
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Overlooked
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 21
Out of Pocket
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 5
Wiggle Her Pudge Until She Purrs
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
"A View to a Kill" AKA (One i…
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
99 Problems
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
School's Out!
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Out of Sight
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
"Jay's Route"
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jay's Route
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
"Overhauled"
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
After School
 6
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jay's Newer Route
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chia Pet
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Abre Los Ojos
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Overlooked
 14
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Out of Pocket
 21
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Wiggle Her Pudge Until She…
 5
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
"A View to a Kill" AKA (…
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
99 Problems
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
School's Out!
 7
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Out of Sight
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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