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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Olmsted Canyon:
Opsrey Overhang, Regular Route 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet, Grade II
Ivory Tower, Left 5.8 Trad, 60 feet
Ivory Tower, Center 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Creature from the Black Lagoon 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Lord Caffeine 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Tideline 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For Olmsted Canyon
Lord Caffeine 5.10d 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