Elevation: 9,984 ft
GPS: 39.12, -106.698 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alvaro Arnal on May 21, 2012
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is one of the best areas on Independence Pass for powerful, steep, sport climbing on great granite. Climbs range from 5.7 to 5.12+ with at least 1 project climb that may be harder. Most of the climbs fall in the 5.11 to 5.12 range.

Getting There

Park at the Grotto Walls parking area and walk uphill along the road for about 300 yards. Look for a cairn marking a climber's trail on the left of the road. Following this trail, the first climb you will arrive at is Thug Route on the Outrageous Overhangs crag.

Per D. Scott Clark: 1. Outrageous Overhang Wall, 100 feet up from the road, continue following cairns to the left to get to the other areas.

2. Climb the scree/steep path till you come to a faint fork. Go right/straight up for Thindependence and V2.

3. Go left, and then follow the steep trail to Junior Olympic Wall.

4. Continue left past Junior Olympic Wall, and arrive in the middle of Opening Ceremony Wall.

5. Olympic Wall and Bedrock are to the right from Opening Ceremony Wall.

45 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Outrageous Overhangs Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Ready!
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Fox Trot
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 36
My Favorite Martin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Go!
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
50 Yard Dash
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Some Smells Fishy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Horny For You
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Thug Route
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Standing Eight Count
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
I've Got Skills
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
One Strike and You're Out
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Walk in Central Park
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Satanic Mechanic
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Gold Finger
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 10
Len's World
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ready! Junior Olympic Wall
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fox Trot Olympic Wall
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
My Favorite Martin Olympic Wall
 36
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Go! Junior Olympic Wall
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
50 Yard Dash Olympic Wall
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Some Smells Fishy Bedrock
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Horny For You Olympic Wall
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Thug Route Outrageous Overhang
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Standing Eight Count Olympic Wall
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
I've Got Skills Olympic Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
One Strike and You're Out Olympic Wall
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Walk in Central Park Outrageous Overhang
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Satanic Mechanic Thindependence
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gold Finger Thindependence
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Len's World Olympic Wall
 10
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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