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Location: 39.12, -106.6977 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Alvaro Arnal on May 21, 2012
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Description 

This is one of the best areas on Independence Pass for powerful, steep, sport climbing on great granite. Climbs range from 5.7 to 5.12+ with at least 1 project climb that may be harder. Most of the climbs fall in the 5.11 to 5.12 range.

Getting There 

Park at the Grotto Walls parking area and walk uphill along the road for about 300 yards. Look for a cairn marking a climber's trail on the left of the road. Following this trail, the first climb you will arrive at is Thug Route on the Outrageous Overhangs crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.0 miles from here

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',17],['5.12',12],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Outrageous Overhangs Area:
My Favorite Martin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Olympic Wall
Fox Trot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
Go!   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Junior Olympic Wall
50 Yard Dash   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
Spookalator   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Thindependence
Finish Line   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Junior Olympic Wall
Some Smells Fishy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Bedrock
Thindependence   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Thindependence
Horny For You   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Olympic Wall
Yabba Dabba Doo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   Bedrock
Standing Eight Count   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Olympic Wall
Sunshine Daydream   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Thindependence
Thug Route   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Outrageous Overhang
One Strike and You're Out   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Olympic Wall
I've Got Skills   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Olympic Wall
Walk in Central Park   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Outrageous Overhang
Steroids or Bust   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Olympic Wall
Satanic Mechanic   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Thindependence
Gold Finger   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Thindependence
Len's World   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
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Featured Route For Outrageous Overhangs Area
The approximate line "Fox Trot" shown in...

Fox Trot 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Wall
As far as 5.8 sport routes go, this one is close to as good as it gets. This route is located on the first section of the Olympic Wall and just to the left of 50 Yard Dash. It is also the 2nd route to the right on the Olympic Wall. Sweet climbing past 8 bolts, I think the crux came surmounting the bulge halfway up. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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