Elevation: 6,254 ft
GPS: 40.566, -105.184 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Snyder on May 20, 2019 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Raptor Closures - May 15 - July 31 Details

Description

The Overlook is a shady and funtastic addition to the Lory State Park and Arthur's Rock Climbing. Sure... the granite crystals can be a bit sharp, and currently the routes are a bit scruffy, but... this area will shape up to be a Fort Collins classic hang. The climbing tends to be technical by nature and climbs on vertical to slightly steeper terrain with even a roof encounter here-and-there. One of the best parts of this new zone is it pulls the climbers away from the seasonal raptor closures of the main area. Happy birds and climbers!

Classics such as 'Black Dog' and 'Overview Effect' will certainly have climbers coming from everywhere to sample their movement and position!

Come for the views... stay for the climbing!

All the bolts were funded and provided by The NCCC. If you would like to make a donation for future projects, visit the website here: http://nococlimbing.org/.

Thanks to the work of the NCCC with Lory State Park (LSP), a Fixed Anchor Initiative has been put in place. This initiative allows for the replacement of old anchors and installation of fixed anchors for new routes through an application process.

Please consult the Lory State Park Rock Climbing guide for more information:
nococlimbing.org/guidebooks-2/.

Getting There

To reach The Overlook, hike up the Arthur's Rock Trail for about 20-45 minutes.  Do not take the Overlook Trail that you pass about five minutes into the hike instead continue up the Arthur’s Rock Trail.  After you pass the "Bouldering Trail", you'll reach a nice bench in the trail. Here is the "trail overlook". The Overlook Wall Main Face is the shady wall downhill to the left. Look for a climber's trail that keeps you out of the 'No-Go Gully' below the wall!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Overlook (Arthur's Rock)

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Black Dog
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Overview Effect
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Mossy Moe
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Overpopulation
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Crystal Pinch
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Green Sky
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
The Giggle Maker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Dog
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Overview Effect
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Mossy Moe
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Overpopulation
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Crystal Pinch
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Green Sky
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Giggle Maker
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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