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Bolt Route, The S 
Bovine Blowout S 
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Sea of Cheez S 
Subtle Caress S 
Tatoo T 

The Overhang Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Mar 20, 2008  with updates from Dakota from North Dakota
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This is the area capped by a very apparent roof system. This contains some overhung bolted routes. Some can be accessed from the top by rapping in to the anchors and stringing another rope for TR. It also has the best rock at Cliff Drive.

Most of the routes here are sequential and may feel harder than the grade suggests.

These routes are starting to get fixed chain draws installed. Please do not attempt to take them, as they are intended for the the use of the climbing community. The same goes for the fixed biners at the anchors.

As of spring 2014, most everything at Cliff Drive has been re-bolted and there are now very few fixed draws in the area.

Hardest Single Move: The Bolt Route or Bovine Direct, depending on height
Most Sustained Overall: Subtle Caress
Most Sustained Crux Sequence: Malaria
Biggest Moves: Subtle Caress
Slopiest: Malaria

Getting There 

Right of the Small and Big Crack areas.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Overhang

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Overhang:
Chomping the Bit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Tatoo   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Malarious   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
Bovine Direct   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Overhang
Rock Climbing Photo: A top rope ascent of Tatoo to show its location in...

Tatoo 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b MO : C. Western Missouri : ... : The Overhang
For historical completeness, this was the first route done without bolts or top rope on the overhang. It goes directly through the stacked blocks in the center of the overhang. The crux is being able to stand on the blocks then moving up to the left side of the small cave above. A knee bar in the cave gives a great rest before the final moves. On the topo it is between routes 5 and 6....[more]   Browse More Classics in MO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Overhang 1. Chomping the Bit 2. Malaria 3. The...
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New retaining wall built by the KCCC in the spring...

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By pawilkes
Oct 1, 2015
I'm driving through on Sunday October 4th and was hoping to climb a few routes here to break up the drive. If you're going to be out there and willing to trade some belays, please let me know. -Phil

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