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This is one of several crags that in general are considered a part of the Outrageous Overhangs Area. Compared to surrounding cliffs the rock quality is a bit more broken up, dirty and non continuous, but provides a nice diversion when the more popular routes are busy.

Getting There 

Approach as for Olympic Wall which is just East of and contiguous with Opening Ceremony Wall. Hike past past Junior Olympic Wall and as the trail curves back to the East and flattens you're now in front of Opening Ceremony Wall. If you continue East slightly up and through a tight spot in the trail up against the cliff and then back down this takes you over to Olympic Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Outrageous Overhangs Area area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

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Al taking the swing on Olympic Thrust.

Olympic Thrust 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Opening Ceremony Wall
Climb an easy face to a high first bolt (don't fall!) and a good stance under the huge roof. Reach out and clip the bolt under the roof (note: there are 2 bolts sitting inches away from each other; one of them is very loose). Get your body completely horizontal under the roof and make a big throw to a great jug at the lip of the roof. If you're 5'10" or shorter, your feet will cut loose! Clip the 3rd bolt and make one more big move to establish yourself on the face above. Easier c...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Jon Georger on Parade of Nations, 11a.
Jon Georger on Parade of Nations, 11a.
Al Arnal on Parade of Nations, 11a.
Al Arnal on Parade of Nations, 11a.
Jon Georger pulling the roof on Olympic Thrust, 11...
Jon Georger pulling the roof on Olympic Thrust, 11...

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