Olmsted Canyon Rock Climbing
Beautiful little pond on the approach to Tideline.
An awesome crack arena with some good bouldering as well. Beautiful setting in a canyon that provides the illusion of solitude.
Park just past Olmsted Point at a dirt turnout near the mouth of the canyon.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
25 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Olmsted Canyon
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Creature from the Black Lagoon 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Olmsted Canyon Left
A novelty route mostly, traverse along a flaring crack about 4ft above the "black lagoon" for maybe 50 ft, and then head up a 40ft 5.9 hand crack. I've tried traversing with feet in the crack and doing the tipsy shuffle, or traversing with hands in the crack. It felt very different but about the same difficulty either way.See the awesome updated (4th ed.) Reid/Falkenstein guide for more info....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Some left side routes. Taken from where the fores...
Tarn near the parking area for Olmsted Canyon. Ful...
By Greg Barnes
Sep 13, 2010
Just a very minor note - it's actually Olmsted Canyon, not Olmstead. The 1986 Reid/Falkenstein guide had that right, but every edition since has had most mentions spelled with an a (but always at least one spelled correctly).