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Outrageous Overhangs Area Rock Climbing 

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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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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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Outrageous Overhangs Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outrageous Overhangs Area:
Fox Trot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Olympic Wall
My Favorite Martin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   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
Thug Route   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Outrageous Overhang
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
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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Standing Eight Count 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Wall
Short bouldery and steep crux at the start transitions into an incredible face on made to order incuts followed by a one move wonder out a bulge at 2/3 height that leads to the anchor. Doesn't get much better then this for the grade at Independence Pass....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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