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The Overhang

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Bolt Route, The S 
Bovine Blowout S 
Bovine Direct S 
Chomping the Bit S 
Fists Hands Fingers and Jams T 
Malaria S 
Malarial Caress S 
Malarious S 
Sea of Cheez S 
Subtle Caress S 
Tatoo T 

The Overhang Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Mar 20, 2008  with updates from Dakota from North Dakota


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This is the area capped by a very apparent roof system. This contains some overhung bolted routes. Some can be accessed from the top by rapping in to the anchors and stringing another rope for TR. It also has the best rock at Cliff Drive.

Most of the routes here are sequential and may feel harder than the grade suggests.

These routes are starting to get fixed chain draws installed. Please do not attempt to take them, as they are intended for the the use of the climbing community. The same goes for the fixed biners at the anchors.

As of spring 2014, most everything at Cliff Drive has been re-bolted and there are now very few fixed draws in the area.

Hardest Single Move: The Bolt Route or Bovine Direct, depending on height
Most Sustained Overall: Subtle Caress
Most Sustained Crux Sequence: Malaria
Biggest Moves: Subtle Caress
Slopiest: Malaria

Getting There 

Right of the Small and Big Crack areas.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Cliff Drive area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Overhang

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Overhang:
Chomping the Bit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Malarious   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
Tatoo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Malaria   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bovine Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis in the upper difficulties on the Bolt Route...

The Bolt Route 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Missouri : WM: Cliff Drive : The Overhang
Start on the crimp and pull into the pocket. Note the foot under the roof for the next moves. Continue up and left to the 2nd bolt, then back right and up after the 3rd bolt. Shares anchors with Subtle Caress on the right.You can climb up and right past the first anchors for more 12a climbing. One more bolt over the roof and a second set of anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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The Overhang 1. Chomping the Bit 2. Malaria 3. The...

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