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Areas in Olmsted Area

Olmsted Canyon Left 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Olmsted Canyon Right 21 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Opsrey Overhang 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Olmsted Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Regular Route
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Ivory Tower, Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 5
Grease Monkey
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Ivory Tower, Center
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Enemy Within
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
The Thrill Is Gone
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Tideline
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Lord Caffeine
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Age of Darkness
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Easy Money
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Body-Double
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Opsrey Overhang
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ivory Tower, Left Olmsted Canyon Right
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Grease Monkey Olmsted Canyon Right
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Ivory Tower, Center Olmsted Canyon Right
 75
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Enemy Within Olmsted Canyon Right
 13
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Creature from the Black Lagoon Olmsted Canyon Left
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Thrill Is Gone Olmsted Canyon Right
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Tideline Olmsted Canyon Right
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lord Caffeine Olmsted Canyon Right
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Age of Darkness Olmsted Canyon Right
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Easy Money Olmsted Canyon Right
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
Body-Double Olmsted Canyon Right
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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Just a very minor note - it's actually Olmsted Canyon, not Olmstead. The 1986 Reid/Falkenstein guide had that right, but every edition since has had most mentions spelled with an a (but always at least one spelled correctly).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frede… Sep 13, 2010
nkane  
To avoid confusion: the parking pullout is just WEST (towards San Francisco) of the Olmsted Point tourist parking. NOT east (towards Lee Vining).

Why would anyone think it was East? I don't know. Why would anyone wander in the wrong canyon for 20 minutes? I don't know. But now you won't. Jun 18, 2018

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