Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Jason Nelson
Page Views: 891 total · 6/month
Shared By: Jason Nelson on May 5, 2007
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start on the right side of the ledge. Currently, this is the farthest right route on this part of the wall. Around the corner are more routes. The climb begins by following a crack system. After two bolts, go left under a roof. Continuing straight up is 10c and is called BirdÂ’s Eye View. Climb past pockets to moderate terrain. Another tricky section at the top is encountered by a bonsai pine tree. The rock on the bottom of the route is a little crumbly at times, but the climbing is super fun, the holds are good, and the position is nice. The direct start is a bouldery 12c.

Location

The Overlook cliff is directly above the Ouray Ice Park.

Drive south out of Ouray on US Highway 550. After the first switchback, take a right towards Yankee Boy Basin and Camp Bird Mine. Drive 0.4 miles and park on your right. There should be a Sutton Mine Trailhead sign on your left. Follow the Sutton Mine Trail for 0.5 miles to the Ouray Overlook. Don't make the mistake of bee lining straight to the cliff once you see it from the trail. It is very steep and you'll have to hike around several smaller cliff bands.
From the Ouray Overlook, go right along a faint trail following the ridgeline to the base of the cliff. To access routes, approach the ledge from the left side.

Protection

Bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. Standard sport climbing fare.

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