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50 Yard Dash T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
9.925 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ball Four S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cookie Puss S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
False Start S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fear of a Punk World S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
For Pete's Sake S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Fox Trot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Horny For You S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
I've Got Skills S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Len's World S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
My Favorite Martin S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
One Strike and You're Out S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Standing Eight Count S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Steroids or Bust S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Elevation: 10,060 ft
GPS: 39.12, -106.698 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 16, 2003
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Best crag up here? The Olympic Wall is rather well sported out (bolted), although a small rack of cams is probably highly advised since these lines were bolted with the expectation that if you could place gear, then you should. Expect a bit more 5.11, some 5.10, and a slew of mid to low end 5.12 than you will find on Outrageous Overhang. Flat out killers are: False Start on the right, Standing Eight Count, and One Strike - all about 12a. The longish hump, 25 minutes or so, will keep the crowds down, but with good sun, solid stone, and well crafted routes, OW is very hard to beat.

Getting There

Follow directions to Second Grotto Wall and hike back East for 300 to 400 feet. A faint trail leads off left and up hill. Pass by the Outrageous Overhang and the Thin-Dependence crag. As the "trail" turns back East to parallel the road, you will come to the Opening Ceremony Wall which has a couple of really nice routes on it. The Olympic Wall is the big guy just to the right.

Per Jeff Welch: The directions here are a bit unclear. You park at the same lot as the Grotto Walls, but you do not hike towards them. Instead, walk up the highway (east) 300-400 yards to a thin trail up the embankment on the left. This trail was marked with a small cairn as of 8/4/07 [cairn still exists, 2013]. From there, follow the directions above - the trails goes up and left past Outrageous Overhangs, Thindependence, and Junior Olympic Wall before reaching the Opening Ceremony and Olympic Walls.

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Jeff Welch
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Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
The directions here are a bit unclear. You park at the same lot as the Grotto Walls, but you do not hike towards them. Instead, walk up the highway (east) 300-400 yards to a thin trail up the embankment on the left. This trail was marked with a small cairn as of 8/4/07. From there, follow the directions above - the trails goes up and left past Outrageous Overhangs, Thindependence, and Junior Olympic Wall before reaching the Opening Ceremony and Olympic Walls. Aug 6, 2007

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