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An awesome crack arena with some good bouldering as well. Beautiful setting in a canyon that provides the illusion of solitude.
Park just past Olmstead Point at a dirt turnout near the mouth of the canyon. Hike about 10 minutes to the Lord Caffeine/Tideline area. These climbs are on the left side of the canyon as you're heading up.
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Ivory Tower, Center 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Creature from the Black Lagoon 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Lord Caffeine 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tideline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Lord Caffeine 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Olmsted Canyon
A fine awkward and flaring right leaning crack climb. Depending on your strengths and weaknesses, you may find a different crux than your friends. I find all sections hard! Pants and long sleeves recommended. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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