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The Big Overhang wall offers the longest and hardest routes in the park. There is a ramp dividing the overhang from the main canyon that provides an easy class 5 scramble to/from the parking lot. This area does not see many climbers.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot down the stairs and stay to your left. Continue following the wall on your left through the main canyon. Squeeze through the slot at the end and the Big Overhang wall is on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Mineral Wells State Park area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Overhang

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Overhang:
Keith's Way   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux of Keith's Way.

Keith's Way 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Texas : Mineral Wells State Park : Big Overhang
This short strength-y 5.11 is probably tied with Pee Wee's for the best route at Penitentiary Hollow. From the start, traverse up and left, crossing over hands on big ledge holds. Surmount the small bulge up to a big hueco and shake it out. The crux comes right after this, a powerful move up and right to a small gaston, and then a few more crimps to the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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