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Elevation: 6,436 ft
GPS: 35.03024, -111.73352
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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 decades.

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 Suggest change

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.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 126
Angel's Delight
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 92
Gingerbread
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Syzygy
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 93
Mint Jam
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 120
Morning's Mourning
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 94
Bush Rush
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
Obediah
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Orange Out Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Devil's Deed
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Amateur Hour
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 175
Isaiah
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Left Trinity Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 87
Middle Trinity Crack
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Right Trinity Crack
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
The Shining, AKA Not Fade Away
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Angel's Delight Overlook
 126
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Gingerbread Overlook
 92
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Syzygy Overlook
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mint Jam Overlook
 93
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Morning's Mourning Overlook
 120
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bush Rush Overlook
 94
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Obediah Overlook
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Orange Out Direct Overlook
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Devil's Deed Overlook
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Amateur Hour Overlook
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Isaiah Overlook
 175
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Left Trinity Crack Overlook
 90
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Middle Trinity Crack Overlook
 87
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Right Trinity Crack Overlook
 53
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Shining, AKA Not Fade Away Overlook
 19
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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