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Areas in Outrageous Overhangs Area

Bedrock 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Junior Olympic Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Olympic Wall 2 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Opening Ceremony Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Outrageous Overhang 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Thindependence 2 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
V2 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

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.

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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
 46
Ready!
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Fox Trot
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 31
My Favorite Martin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Go!
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
50 Yard Dash
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Horny For You
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
Thug Route
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Olympic Thrust
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Great White Hunter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
I've Got Skills
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
One Strike and You're Out
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Walk in Central Park
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Gold Finger
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Len's World
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ready! Junior Olympic Wall
 46
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fox Trot Olympic Wall
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
My Favorite Martin Olympic Wall
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Go! Junior Olympic Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
50 Yard Dash Olympic Wall
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Horny For You Olympic Wall
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Thug Route Outrageous Overhang
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Olympic Thrust Opening Ceremony Wall
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Great White Hunter Thindependence
 3
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
 25
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
Gold Finger Thindependence
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Len's World Olympic Wall
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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D. Scott Clark
Boulder
D. Scott Clark   Boulder
Directions for this place are terrible. Here's my attempt at something that makes sense.

1. Outrageous Overhang Wall, 100ft 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 Jr O wall and arrive in the middle of Opening Ceremony Wall.

5. Olympic Wall and Bedrock are to the right from OC Wall. Jun 12, 2017

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