Type: Trad, 110 ft (33 m)
FA: Randy Vogel, Charles Cole and Steve Anderson, 1984
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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Description Suggest change

Start from the desert floor in a scoop and face climb up past some horizontals (pro) to the first bolt about 40' up. Interesting friction past two more bolts leads up and right to the left margin of a small cave/recess where you will find another bolt. Steep friction moves (crux) lead to the security of a good hold after which the climbing eases and some gear can be placed. One final bolt protects the moves to the top where a bolted anchor will be found. Either rappel off or do the walk-off down the backside which is quick and easy.

Those who like spicy steep friction will enjoy this route out as it offers engaging climbing with a minimal approach. A little sporty but safe, this route is perhaps best done on a cool day or when shady for maximum security.

  • About the name - the 1984 summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles and at that time everything it seemed was marketed with the Official Olympic tie-in, so it seemed only natural to have an "Official Route".

Location Suggest change

Right of The Eye (a prominent window above a deep recessed area in the rock) lies a large ledge located about 40' off the ground. The smooth and unbroken face right of the ledge is where you'll find this route.

Protection Suggest change

5 bolts (1/2"), light rack to 2 inches, bolted anchor.