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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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Description 

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.

Descriptions
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



Weather station 6.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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Featured Route For The Overhang
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve catching the first big move on Subtle Caress...

Subtle Caress 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Missouri : WM: Cliff Drive : The Overhang
Meanders a little. Sustained climbing through roof midway up, then up and left to share anchors with the Bolt Route. Big moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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Rock Climbing Photo: New retaining wall built by the KCCC in the spring...
New retaining wall built by the KCCC in the spring...
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The Overhang 1. Chomping the Bit 2. Malaria 3. The...

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