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The Overlook Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.12122, -106.71378 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Sam Feuerborn on Sep 3, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Route photo of The Overlook.


This is a shady crag above Pass Walls and Die Hard slabs. It has the same quality granite that makes up the rest of The Pass. This wall gets all day shade and just enough of a breeze that mosquitoes are rarely a problem. It's a new crag, so don't expect everything to be immaculate, but countless hours have gone into cleaning and trundling, and the vast majority of holds have been cleaned with a fine tooth comb. The upper crag features dead vertical to extremely steep climbing. Route lengths range in length, but a 60m rope will see you to the ground with cord to spare.

Getting There 

Go up the talus field looker's left of Pass walls trending to the left of the Die Hard approach. Follow cairns up slabs staying of the left hand side of the drainage. Once you get to the fat, skinny cairn, go right to get to the Underlook and left up the Rib again following cairns to get to the Overlook (the steepness is hidden by trees but should be an obvious chunk of rock.

Climbing Season

For the Independence Pass area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Staring Down The Sun.

Staring Down The Sun 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Independence Pass : The Overlook
This has a chain draw or two, as the rock was eating in to nylon draws in those locations. It has good quality rock with varied movement and fun climbing. There is a high first bolt consider stick clipping. There should be sticks along the base, bring your own tape or skillz....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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