Elevation: 6,436 ft
GPS: 35.03, -111.734 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jun 10, 2019
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Oak Creek Canyon Overlook has been a cherished Flagstaff crag for generations. This somewhat broken down, columnar basalt area features a multitude of moderate trad routes, with only a few test pieces. The main wall saw its first aid routes in the late 1960’s but was quickly turned into a 1970’s and 80’s stomping ground by many legends of the day.

With a fifteen minute drive time from Flagstaff and just a couple minute walk to the top of the wall, this place is perfect for quarter, half, or full days. This four season crag even has four season parking and the southeast aspect makes it climable in all but the most wintery of conditions. The wall goes into the shade around 2:00 in the afternoon.

There are no fixed anchors anywhere on the Overlook Wall. If leading, bring a lead line and a rigging/rappel line. Every route listed here can be top roped, however 99% of them have been lead on natural gear for years and years.

A couple other areas such as Davy Jones Locker and The Overlooked Area can be found by traversing the rim to the east.

Getting There

From Flagstaff, The Overlook can be reached by driving south on highway 89A. At the top of the canyon, just before the switchbacks begin is the Overlook itself on the east side of the hwy and is well signed. 

You can park in the paved lot, but if you plan on staying later than 4:30 in the afternoon, you will want to park across the Hwy, as they lock the Overlook gates at that time. It is not uncommon to hear of people getting locked in so plan accordingly.

There are restrooms and water available during hours of operation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oak Creek Canyon Overlook

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
Duck Soup
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 108
Angel's Delight
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Gingerbread
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Syzygy
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Red Wagon
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Mint Jam
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 105
Morning's Mourning
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 84
Bush Rush
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Obediah
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Orange Out Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Amateur Hour
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 145
Isaiah
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Left Trinity Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Middle Trinity Crack
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Right Trinity Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Duck Soup Overlook
 63
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Angel's Delight Overlook
 108
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Gingerbread Overlook
 75
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Syzygy Overlook
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Red Wagon Overlook
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mint Jam Overlook
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Morning's Mourning Overlook
 105
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bush Rush Overlook
 84
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Obediah Overlook
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Orange Out Direct Overlook
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Amateur Hour Overlook
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Isaiah Overlook
 145
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Left Trinity Crack Overlook
 72
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Middle Trinity Crack Overlook
 65
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Right Trinity Crack Overlook
 43
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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