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Overlook begins to the right of "wiggling worm" & "three fools" in a less than vertical splitter that turns into a right facing dihedral. The first pitch anchors are not visible on a ledge halfway up the climb. The start jutts out on a pronounced pedestal defined by the late afternoon sun line. 1st pitch: Start with hands in a crack that quickly leans left and widens to 4-5"; good face features abound as the crack turns into a right facing dihedral. After a short vertical offwidth section (tee-hee-hee) the crack narrows down to fists then hands and dumps you onto a ledge. 2nd pitch: This right facing dihedral offers excellent hand and fist jams interrupted by some minor over hanging flaring offwidth pods; however, it's really hard to fall out when you can fit your whole leg in. Overall this is a great two pitch climb that gives the full flavor of desert climbing.
Standard desert rack- at least a few big ass cams(2-3BD #2's, 2-3BD #3's, 2-3BD #3.5's, 2-3bd #4's, 2BD #4.5's, and maybe 1-2BD #5's) Poor anchor at first pitch1 drilled angle and a fixed small nut (sweet)
|By Mike Sokoloff|
Dec 11, 2005
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
This is not the route Overlook that you describe. Overlook is 2-pitches. The 2nd pitch is one of the Creek's finest overhanging splitters which is quite obvious when coming up the approach trail as a perfect splitter cleaving a headwall about 150 feet up. There is a plaque at the base of the first pitch which climbs discontinuous wide cracks to a ledge at the base of the awesome 2nd pitch splitter. A couple #4 Camalots were sufficient for the 1st pitch. I was able to climb the 1st pitch without tons of groveling. Either way, the 2nd pitch is worth the effort to get to it. Perfect rock, overhanging hands to thinhands with endurance as the crux.
|By Bryan Gall|
From: New Castle, CO
Oct 18, 2007
According to the new guide I had it wrong; this route description is for the route to the left of three fools in the new guide. It is two pitches and sweet...
|By Benjamin Quinones|
Oct 15, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
Led this on 10/19/13 and it is not "The Overlook" it is unnamed in the book and I want to call it "I Left My Beard in IC, Fubar!" This chossy little gem almost killed my belayer (Sorry Ross), but after getting to the "anchors" 2 pitons and a spinner we proceeded to clean the route on rappel. It needs more work, but it has potential!