Elevation: 8,472 ft
GPS: 37.813, -119.49 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Aug 9, 2008
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

An awesome crack arena with some good bouldering as well. Beautiful setting in a canyon that provides the illusion of solitude.

Getting There

Park just past Olmsted Point at a dirt turnout near the mouth of the canyon.

38 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Olmsted Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Kipper Smack (Aka. Regular Route)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Ivory Tower, Left
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 6
Grease Monkey
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Ivory Tower, Center
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Short Change
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Enemy Within
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Creature from the Black Lagoon
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
The Thrill Is Gone
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 97
Tideline
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Lord Caffeine
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Age of Darkness
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Body Double
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kipper Smack (Aka. Regular… Osprey Overhang
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ivory Tower, Left Olmsted Canyon Right
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Grease Monkey Olmsted Canyon Right
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Ivory Tower, Center Olmsted Canyon Right
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Short Change Olmsted Canyon Right
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Enemy Within Olmsted Canyon Right
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Creature from the Black Lagoon Olmsted Canyon Left
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Thrill Is Gone Olmsted Canyon Right
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Tideline Olmsted Canyon Right
 97
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lord Caffeine Olmsted Canyon Right
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Age of Darkness Olmsted Canyon Right
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Body Double Olmsted Canyon Right
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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