Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Scott Baxter et al., early 70's
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Shared By: Orphaned on Feb 22, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Alley Oop is one of the better moderate routes at the Overlook. It's just challenging enough to give a beginning leader some interesting moments, but well protected and offers some cool moves. Center right of the wall, look for a wavy crack running up a flat wall that forms the right side of a big corner. Climb up the wavy crack, skirt around a protruding boulder, then continue up. The crux comes where the corner squeezes down to a tight 1/4" crack leading to a horizontal ledge. Get a good nut in a layback your way onto the ledge (a belly flop might be in order if it saves you a fall). Then go to the right end of the ledge and up to the top.

Protection

Nuts, cams from 1/2" up to #2 Camalot size

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