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Routes in Olesen Creek Wall

Eavesdrop T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee (FLAB SLAB) T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hearsay T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rumble in the Jungle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thriller on the Pillar T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wire Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wiretap T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 755 ft
GPS: 49.675, -123.152 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andy Laakmann on Aug 1, 2010 with updates from rocknice2
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn
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Description

This crag was developed in 2009 by Damien McCombs, Brock Wilson, and Jeremy Frimer. It is a short walk from the campground, and features a base area with a handful of cragging routes - and the multipitch route Wiretap (10a). It faces NW, and the first 30m is heavily shaded by trees.

It is sure to become popular.....

A crag topo is available at:
jeremyfrimer.com/Climbing_R…

And a thread at SquamishClimbing.com about the crag:
squamishclimbing.com/squami…

Getting There

Start up the stairs on the backside trail up the Chief. After a few minutes, hang a right on the Shannon Falls trail and cross the creek. Look for a new trail (flagged in 2010) heading steeply up and left about 20m from the creek. Follow this trail to the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Olesen Creek Wall

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Wiretap
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Wire Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Thriller on the Pillar
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wiretap
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Wire Crack
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Thriller on the Pillar
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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Zacks  
Just went and climbed wire tap (super fun and great shady option) Took us a while to find it

APPROACH BETA!!
The bridge has been removed, and the Shannon falls trail has been re-routed past the gondola and will take you to the wrong area, DO NOT TAKE THE SHANNON FALLS TRAIL. Also a staircase has been added lower than the old "first staircase"

You take the chief peak trail until partway up the second wooden staircase and then cross the creak (hop across rocks) if you hit the sign that says "no access drinking water source" you went too far. after crossing the stream you can basically follow the trail uphill to the left until you hit the wall. Jul 18, 2018
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
in 2016 when rapping Wire Crack followed bolted rap stations straight down the wall came across what looked like a work in progress for a first pitch right of Thriller Pillar. A few bolts near start, then long leaning RFC blocky, lemon yellow, good climbing, very dirty and crumbly granite, I lead it and while it did not seem harder than 5.9, it had a wild sometimes overhanging nature. I thought it might appear in the new McLane but no mention. 3 days ago
Eugene Kwan 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Eugene Kwan 1   Cambridge, Massachusetts
Go most of the way up the wooden staircase at the trail for the Chief. Several landings from the top, you will find a wooden post marked with a green sign and a map. Hike over the creek and up an obvious trail. The creek was quite dry in August 2018 and easy to cross. The cliff gets afternoon sun. 1 day ago

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