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Olmsted Canyon
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Age of Darkness T 
Creature from the Black Lagoon T 
Enemy Within T 
Grease Monkey T 
Hot Box T,TR 
Ivory Tower, Center T 
Ivory Tower, Left T 
Lock of Ages T 
Lord Caffeine T 
Opsrey Overhang, Regular Route T 
Thrill Is Gone, The T 
Tideline T 
Tits On A Bull T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

The Thrill Is Gone 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Elliot Robinson & Bruce Morris. 8/1987.
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Submitted By: Gargano on Jul 13, 2012

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Lieback wideness on The Thrill Is Gone.

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Description 

Begin in the wide right-facing corner below the offwidth roof. Lieback/undercling the roof (10d). Turn the corner to continue up the offwidth crack. Follow the crack to a series of steep slabs (10c) broken by two horizontal cracks.

Location 

Look for the offwidth roof above a right-facing corner. Downhill and 50' right of Ivory Tower routes.

Protection 

Double 5-7" gear for the OW. Singles from 1-3" for upper horizontals. Bolted anchor.


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Christina's psyched on the wide. 7/2012. <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
Christina's psyched on the wide. 7/2012.

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The Thrill Is Gone. View of the entire route.  <br /> <br />Photo: Christina Freschl
The Thrill Is Gone. View of the entire route.

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The upper 5.9 OW section after the overhang
The upper 5.9 OW section after the overhang

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By Osprey
From: ...
Jul 15, 2012

The Thrill Is Gone was always one of my favorite climbs in the Olmstead area. This was mainly because there would never be anyone on it, and also because the OW is high quality. I liked how the OW eases up in difficulty after turning the overhang, and is followed by difficult committing exit moves on the face above. It is also easy to set up a TR here.
By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Aug 6, 2014



"The Thrill Is Gone" - B.B. King and Gary Moore trade solos. Hot! Hot! Hot!