Too Proud to Geek
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BETA PHOTO: Looking up Too Proud to Geek from the base. Amateu...
This is one of the more unobvious lines at the Overlook, but offers classic, if heady Overlook face climbing. It starts with Amateur Hour and Alley Oop in a nook. About 25 feet up Alley Oop, above the giant block, step left into a seam and become Too Proud to Geek. Face and arÍte moves with specific small nut placements take you to a stance below the crux. Stuff in a piece or 2 and overcome the odd sequence of face climbing. A stance of sorts post-crux allows you to place gear and eye the finish. From there sporty moves traverse left across a perched block and take you to the top. Fits in other Overlook routes of the grade, like Agent Orange and I've Always Been Crazy, fun and sporty but safe enough to fall off of.
Start with Alley Oop but cut left about 25 feet up. Its hard to see from below but there is a pillar that is half the height of the wall just right of Alley Oop from which you get a good vantage to see this climb.
Think small and positive. RP's and micronuts protect the initial climbing after the traverse from Alley Oop, but likely best to not fall there. Singles from Metolius #0 TCU to BD#2 will see you through. The gear is specific and spaced but solid, get it in and go make some moves! Runner things wisely, especially up high.