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Fun moves under the roof.
Located between Cracker Jack and Overpass, Bypass is an alternate start on Overpass for those of us not as gifted in the 5.11 realm. Start just left of the Overpass arete under a small roof system. Strenuous moves up and over the small roof lead past three bolts. From here, traverse right a little and finish up the final 5 bolts on Overpass. Like the other three routes that share these anchors, top roping bypass is a little hard on the rope due to the lower angle at the top of the route. Fun moves up to the roof.
8 bolts to a two-bolt anchor.
It is between Cracker Jack and Overpass.
Rick climbing over the roof.
Photo: Dave Fiourcci...
BETA PHOTO: Lower view of Bypass route ^1 and Overpass route ^...
|By Anonymous Coward|
Aug 10, 2002
This route is tough - harder than the other 10s in the area. I couldn't make it past the crux...and it is pretty rough on the rope. Perhaps I was missing something??? but it was not a lot of fun.
|By Jay Hippel|
From: Denver, CO
Jun 24, 2004
You're not kidding. You damn near have to be gifted in the 5.11 realm to get up this one. Fun but very hard 10, 10d or 11a(?) through the roof section.
|By Nate Oakes|
May 15, 2006
I agree that this route was tougher than most 10s in the area. Low, pumpy crux until the third bolt, I found that traversing the roof to the right was the way to go.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 5, 2006
I agree I feel its 10c or 10d, the crux is burly.
From: Silver City, NM
Aug 23, 2010
I found this to be about 10c, I utilized a well placed heel hook to establish myself on the crimps to pull the roof. After the crux the climbing cruises at around 5.6. All in all a fun roof.
|By Alan Butler|
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 13, 2010
Fun route. Pulling up just past the third bolt is the crux to me. Would be more stars if it was sustained 10 climbing- it's a cruise after you get your feet on the ledge at the third bolt.
Sep 14, 2010
Yeah, it is a pretty sweet little sequence getting over the roof. I will offer one hint, search for the right hand pocket. With that, it is a 10 even.