Top Rope Climb at the Overlook

Please do join us (Chris and me) as we top rope the Oak Creek Overlook. The Overlook basalt cracks are crack-friendly; blocky terrain and ledges make crack climbing a bit easier at the Overlook than traditional straight in crack climbing found at, say, The Forks. The Overlook has excellent views and a short approach. We will set up multiple routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.10d. 

We’ll meet at the Happy Valley Road Starbucks at 10:30am and leave by 10:45am sharp! The late start is needed for the cliff to go into shade. We will have a late return because of this! Expect to be back in Phoenix at approximately 8:00 pm or so.


WAITLIST – When you RSVP, you’ll be asked for your full name, email, and phone number and you will be assigned to the waitlist.  We are using the waitlist function to verify membership. Individuals who do not respond to the Meetup question when RSVPing or do not have current AMC membership may be moved to Not Going.”  Moreover, No-shows and last-minute drops are not appreciated – if you can’t go, drop early to give others a chance.  Participation will be limited to 20 people (not including the outing leaders).

Things to bring: 
Food, plenty of water, helmet, head lamp, wind shell, approach shoes, warm/cool clothing, sunscreen, helmet, harness, belay/rappel device, several locking carabiners, prusik cords, autoblock, day pack, first aid kit, helmet, personal anchor, climbing shoes, and whatever else you may need to stay comfortable for the day. Please be prepared for any type of weather.  

You will NOT be allowed to participate if you do not bring a helmet.  Remember to bring cash for your driver (unless you are driving). 

Who May Participate:

We will manage this as a “first come, first served” basis. You must be a paid (up-to-date) AMC member to participate in this outing. Please Note: “Attendee list is at the sole discretion of the outing leader(s), all of whom are volunteers. You will be an active team member. This is not a guided tour. You will need to carry rope and gear so bring a large pack to accommodate this.”


Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associate activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.

David A Sampson | | 480.433.9113 

Chris Adams |<a href=””></a> | 480.577.8452 

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