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Areas in Olmsted Canyon

Olmsted Canyon Left 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Olmsted Canyon Right 20 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Opsrey Overhang 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 8,479 ft
GPS: 37.812, -119.489 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 16,282 total, 143/month
Shared By: Nick Stayner on Aug 9, 2008
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

An awesome crack arena with some good bouldering as well. Beautiful setting in a canyon that provides the illusion of solitude.
Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

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 Canyon

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

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