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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Biomechanoid S 
Chocolate Thunder S 
Citizen of Time S 
Crisis In Utopia T 
D'Antonio Approach S 
Dangle Your Participle S 
Hammertime S 
Huecos Rancheros S 
Just Say No To Jugs S 
Just Say Yes To Fingercrack T 
Lubme S 
Overkill S 
Overlard (aka Foops) S 
Overlichen S 
Overloord S 
Overripe Fresh-Squeezed California Crack T 
Overripe Fresh-Squeezed California Females S 
Primal Scream S 
Putterman Gully Jump S 
Route 7 S 
Route 8 S 
Sandy Pocket Crack T 
Toprope face (unknown) TR 
Unknown (crack left of Overlord) T 
Unknown (crack right of Overlard) T 
Vanilla Crack T 
Vasoconstrictor S 
View with a Room S 

North/West side Rock Climbing 

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The often shady and cooler area at The Overlook. One can escape the summer's heat and enjoy numerous bolted sport routes.

This side of the Overlook isn't as popular as the east side because it's shorter and it can be difficult to reach the anchors from the top to set top ropes on some of the climbs. The bolted routes are high quality, as is the crack climb Crisis in Utopia, so a visit to the North Side of the Overlook is definitely worthwhile, but the first time visitor to the Overlook should stay probably on the Main Wall.

Getting There 

Follow directions for reaching the main Overlook area. Once at the South/East side, continue hiking north along the base of the wall and around the point to your left.

Bolted Climbs, from Left to Right  

(courtesy of Daniel Trugman; crack climbs in between not listed)

View with a Room 5.11b
Overloord 5.11a
Overlard (aka Foops) 5.10a
Overripe Fresh-Squeezed California Females 5.11b
D'Antonio Approach 5.12a
Huecos Rancheros 5.10c
Route 7 5.11d
Route 8 5.12a
Just Say No To Jugs 5.11a
Vasoconstrictor 5.12b
Dangle Your Participle 5.10c
Overlichen 5.11a
Chocolate Thunder 5.11d
Hammertime 5.12b
Citizen of Time 5.11d
Primal Scream 5.12a
Overkill 5.11a/b
Lubme 5.12a
Biomechanoid 5.12a
Putterman Gully Jump 5.10a

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North/West side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North/West side:
Overlard (aka Foops)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Huecos Rancheros   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Crisis In Utopia   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Just Say No To Jugs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For North/West side
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Crisis In Utopia 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : North/West side
This is an awesome finger crack up a left leaning open book that is very clean for the meat of the route. It starts via a fifth class scramble up to the crack proper. The bottom and top sections can be technically, a little cruxy. It remains fairly continuous at the grade, but the endurance crux is about 2/3rds of the way up. Can you say finger locks? This stellar route deserves to see a lot more traffic than it does. Go climb it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Dec 1, 2008
Some of the directions for which routes are which are a bit confusing, and many routes are missing. Seeing as I've only climbed one route on the wall, I don't think it would be prudent for me to add these missing routes. However, the following list consists of the bolted routes on the NW side, from left to right, according to Beverly's Jemez Rock. I hope this helps, and feel free to correct any inaccuracies...

1. View with A Room 5.11b
2. Overlord 5.11a
3. Overlard 5.10a
4. Overripe Fresh Squeezed California Females 5.11b
5. D'Antonio Approach 5.12a
6. Huecos Rancheros 5.10c
7. Unknown 11d
8. Unknown ?
9. Just Say No to Jugs 5.11a
10. Vasoconstricter 5.12b
11. Dangle Your Participle 5.10c
12. Overlichen 5.11a
13. Chocolate Thunder 5.11d
14. Hammertime 5.12b
15. Citizen of Time 5.11d
16. Primal Scream 5.12a
17. Overkill 5.11a/b
18. Lubme 5.12a
19. Biomechanoid 5.12a
20. Putterman Gully Jump 5.10a
By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Dec 9, 2008
Thanks Jason! Happy climbing.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Dec 10, 2008
I give all the credit for the update to George Perkins. He's a very attentive administrator!
By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Dec 12, 2008
Very true. Well, thank you George as well for the awesome and quick administrator action!

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