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This ridge is sandstone as like most of the rock at Horsetooth Reservoir, and holds a number of very good bouldering problems. This ridge faces the West, therefore is in the shade in the morning hours and in the sun in the afternoon. This area's parking lot is also usually busy for the fact that the shoreline trail start's here and is popular with biker's and hiker's.

Getting There 

The easiest way to get to this area is to refer to directions to Rotary Park. From Rotary Park drive North roughly two miles to a dirt parking lot on the left hand side of the road [immediately] before a curve in the road that leads you across the third dam. If you reach the dam or are crossing the dam you've gone to far. From the parking lot hike directly West for 25 feet and downclimb a suitable section of the ridge. Head to the South and you will find bouldering [problems] all along this ridge.


The old parking area is closed due to vandalism, illegal drug use, and for protection of natural resourses.

Rock Climbing Photo: Land of the Overhangs parking.
Land of the Overhangs parking.

Rock Climbing Photo: Vandalism, etc.
Vandalism, etc.

Climbing Season

For the Horsetooth Reservoir area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Land of the Overhangs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Land of the Overhangs:
Flake lunge   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Lip Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: You can see the well-chalked hold down low.

Flake lunge V3 6A  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : The Land of the Overhangs
This problem is about 50 feet South of the parking lot on the ridge. It is a large roof with chalk all over it. There is a flake down low that you undercling as you then lunge for a big jug. From the jug match hands and pull three more moves to complete....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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