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Routes in Oak Creek Canyon Overlook

Redrum AKA Jungleland T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Agent Orange T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Alley Oop T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Amateur Hour T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Amputation T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Angel's Delight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Answered Prayers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Applesticks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blunderbuss T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Burger King T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Burnt Buns T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bush Rush T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cakewalk AKA Coffin Corner T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Circus Circus T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Cloudwalk T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Constant Gardener T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
CrackUp T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Devil's Deed T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Direct Left T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Duck Soup T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dugald's Right T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dugald's Route T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dyzygy T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Everyday 5.3/ Head Cheese link up T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fresh Air T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gambit T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
George's Niche T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gingerbread T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Girdle, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Griffo T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grunt'N'Dangle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hand Jive T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Hard Rain T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Head Cheese T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hidden Hollow T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Horn, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I've Always Been Crazy T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Isaiah T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jelly Roll T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Trinity Crack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long Walk, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Looked Over T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Magical Mystery Tour T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Magumba's Corner T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mellow Yellow T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Microtome T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Middle Trinity Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mint Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mint Julep T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morning After T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Morning's Mourning T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nickle Slot T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Normally 3 Rurps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Normally Urgent T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Obediah T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Obscurity T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Orange Julius T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Orange Out Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PegLeg I, II T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pensativa T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Piddley Shit T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Red Wagon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Trinity Crack T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Satisfaction Guaranteed T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Sexual Deviations T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Shining, AKA Not Fade Away, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sin Ropa T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Sintisa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sneak Preview T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Sparky And The Firedog T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stalemate T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stonegate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Swedish Britfast Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Syzygy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Proud to Geek T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Trinity Arete TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Trinity Roofs T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wager Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Wanderlust T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Baxter, Karlstrom, Taber, ?
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Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Isaiah is maybe THE classic at the Overlook, usually acknowledged by most climbers as a wonderful route. The route is located on the left end of the wall, just right of the obvious Trinity Cracks. Three possible starts put you on top of a pedestal and the main crack. Tricky, awkward moves on thin hands, up through a pod (fixed pin) and then up to the top via overhanging jams and face holds. Belay from large, squat tree on top.

Protection

Nuts and cams from 1/2" up to #3 Camalot size. If you're doing the uber stiff 5.10+ start to the left, you'll need smaller stuff.
Derek Field
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10-
Derek Field   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10-
May be .9 for those with smaller hands, pumpy .10- for the rest of us. Stitches up well with 1's. Nov 17, 2016
Miguel D
SLC
 
Miguel D   SLC
 
The 10a start is stiff, but protectable with thin gear. Isaiah proper is some of the best hand jams I've seen out here, but you have some small ledges to rest on and change things up a little bit. Great route Jun 1, 2015
Kevin D
Phoenix, AZ
 
Kevin D   Phoenix, AZ
 
No wasps on the finger crack start today Jul 30, 2014
Nat T.
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Nat T.   Flagstaff, AZ
 
WARNING!! Didn't get to do the 10 direct start because of the huge WASPS NEST in the crack! My buddy was about to put his hand right in their nest, fortunately it was a bit chilly out and they looked a little slow but about 20 came out from the crack to say hi and/or piss off.
Be very careful before placing anything. They were in the finger crack to the right of the corner. Jan 30, 2014
Danger Charles
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.9+
Danger Charles   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.9+
Excellent route, recommend the easily protected lefthand start. May 26, 2012
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
  5.9+
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
  5.9+
i'd say the hard start on the left is 5.10 (maybe 10b but not 10c) and the crack itself is 9+, or maybe a solid 9. calling it harder than that because the one move off the ledge is kind of tricky smacks of grade inflation. once you get past that first move it's all sinker jams and jugs to the top. Dec 24, 2008
Paul Davidson
  5.10-
Paul Davidson  
  5.10-
BTW - I think this is a 5.10 climb for most people. For an experienced thin hands climber, ok 9+ if you want.

When I climbed here a lot, yeah there were times is was 5.9-. But to walk up and onsight this ? It's gotta be 5.10. Calling it 5.9+ is being old school gnarly and is in keeping with the local ratings. 9+ was the Az rating for, "We didn't realize we were 5.10 climbers." (Baxter, Baker, McEwan, Axen, Taber, Trieber, and others, these guys all could lead solid 10+/11 given the right climb and the right day.)

Look at the above comments, repeated whippers on 5.9+ (good on ya Aimee for putting it out there), both starts 10- (I agree), as hard as the trinities...

There's no shame in up rating a climb. Nov 26, 2008
Greg DeMatteo
W. Lebanon, NH
  5.9+
Greg DeMatteo   W. Lebanon, NH
  5.9+
That makes more sense. I dropped my jaw when I saw it said the FA was ropeless. That seemed pretty unlikely.

I personally find the one move getting off the ledge as hard as any move on the Trinities. Apr 14, 2008
Paul Davidson
  5.10-
Paul Davidson  
  5.10-
3rd Classed by Ross Hardwick in late '70s.
Sorry, didn't mean to imply 1st ascent was solo. Just that Hardwick had soloed it.

First was early 70s or late 60s by ??? (Baxter, Karlstrom, Taber ??) Apr 11, 2008
I think the left hand start is supposed to be 10b ish, according to mr karabin anyway. Feb 7, 2007
Ease of the opening move from the ledge greatly depends on your hand size. Sep 18, 2006
Aimee Rose
Bend, or
  5.9+
Aimee Rose   Bend, or
  5.9+
Yeah, I totally agree. I cruised the supposed 5.10+ part and then flailed in the 5.9 part. Repeated whippers I tell you. So much so, that my belayer says "maybe you'd like to put another piece in!" Ha, ha. Mar 23, 2006
Kole DeCou
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Kole DeCou   Flagstaff, AZ
 
I don't think the left-hand start is any harder than the thin hands bit at the start of Isaiah proper. I'd call them both 10- personally. This might be the pumpiest 5.9 I've climbed anywhere. It's my favorite climb at the overlook.
Mar 22, 2006