Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
L to R R to L Alpha
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.
12 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in Olmsted Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Olmsted Canyon:
Opsrey Overhang, Regular Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Ivory Tower, Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 60'
Ivory Tower, Center 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Enemy Within 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Creature from the Black Lagoon 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Lord Caffeine 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Thrill Is Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Tideline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Olmsted Canyon
Creature from the Black Lagoon 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Olmsted Canyon
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
Local Information for Olmsted Canyon
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Northern California Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic