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Overlook Cliff

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"A View to a Kill" AKA (One in the Pink) S 
"Jay's Route" S 
"Overhauled" S 
99 Problems S 
Abre Los Ojos S 
Adventures in Chossland S 
After School S 
Analog S 
Another Unknown 11b S 
Bits Harder S 
Black Streak S 
Chia Pet S 
El Burro S 
Groper, The S 
Happy Finish S 
Holey Moley S 
Jay's Route S 
Out of Pocket S 
Out of Sight S 
Over-the-Monsoon S 
Overlooked S 
Redrum S 
Right Hand Man S 
School's Out! S 
Siren, The S 
Unknown 11b S 
Wiggle Her Pudge Until She Purrs S 

Overlook Cliff 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 38.0138, -107.6771 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jason Nelson on May 22, 2007
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Description 

This is a nice crag with pretty vistas. The routes are mostly sport climbs in the 5.11 range. An approach is necessary.


Getting There 

The Overlook cliff is directly above the Ouray Ice Park. Drive south out of Ouray on US Highway 550. After the first switchback, take a right towards Yankee Boy Basin and Camp Bird Mine. Drive 0.4 miles and park on your right. There should be a Sutton Mine Trailhead sign on your left. Follow the Sutton Mine Trail for 0.5 miles to the Ouray Overlook. Don't make the mistake of bee lining straight to the cliff once you see it from the trail. It is very steep and you'll have to hike around several smaller cliff bands. From the Ouray Overlook, go right along a faint trail following the ridgeline to the base of the cliff. To access routes, approach the ledge from the left side.

Per chosspector: alternatively, drive past the Sutton Mine trailhead, pass the watertower on the left, go around one more curve, and park on the left at a pullout next to a road with a chain across it. There is a large grey boulder and a rock pile at the parking area. Start walking up the dirt road, step over the chain, and immediately hang a left on an obscure singletrack trail that heads up the rock outcropping. This leads to an old road that dead-ends at a singletrack trail and eventually the crag. 10 minutes.


27 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',18],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Overlook Cliff:
"Jay's Route"   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
"Overhauled"   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Chia Pet   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
El Burro   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Another Unknown 11b   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Unknown 11b   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Groper   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Overlooked   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Out of Pocket   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wiggle Her Pudge Until She Purrs   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Analog   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Holey Moley   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Siren   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
99 Problems   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Overlook Cliff
Page cranking through the steep start of a 5.12a near the left end of the cliff. The route is A View to a Kill.

"A View to a Kill" AKA (One in the Pink) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Ouray vicinity (rock) : Overlook Cliff
Climb off the ledge up to a short corner. From there, steep sustained climbing on edges and pocket lead to a cruxy exit onto slabby terrain. Low angle climbing leads to the anchor finishing on the last 3 bolts of "Out of Sight"....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Page cranking through the steep start of a 5.12a near the left end of the cliff. Route is, A View to a Kill <br />
Page cranking through the steep start of a 5.12a n...
Local Ouray climber Ben Lockard on Abre Los Ojos.
Local Ouray climber Ben Lockard on Abre Los Ojos.
Page finishing off the upper headwall of a 5.12a on the left end of the cliff. Route is, A View to a Kill
Page finishing off the upper headwall of a 5.12a o...
Page gazing up at the nice, long face that finishes the 5.12c. Route is, Out of Sight
Page gazing up at the nice, long face that finishe...
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By Thom Engelbach
May 28, 2012

Bring a helmet for the belayer. I've pulled a few holds off. These walls will clean up with a bit more traffic.

By Erik Durgin
Jun 3, 2012

Will someone who knows the wall well post a description and location to the amazing looking .12a and .12c that the young women is climbing in the attached pictures? They look great! Are there any other .12s/.13s at this wall?

Thanks!