Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: T. Perkins and R. Perkins
Page Views: 2,036 total · 14/month
Shared By: Drew Allan on Sep 18, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

50 Yard Dash starts off the angled boulder, working over a small roof for the first clip. This may be a long reach for some with a potentially bad groundfall. Those who don’t like the risk should stick clip it. Once established over the roof, run the wonderful face for multiple clips. At mid-height, place a #2 cam in a horizontal crack, then mantle onto a ledge, reach up to a high bolt (micro cam available just below if wanted) and do the awesome final moves to the anchor. Wonderful route.

Location

As you complete the big slog up the trail from the road, just past Opening Ceremony Wall, you will come to a distinct apex with trees and an angled boulder at the west end (left side) of Olympic Wall. There are three routes found in this alcove. The right hand route is 50 YD.

Protection

7 bolts to double bolt anchor. Bring a 2.5" SLCD to protect a runout section.

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Lynn S  
Fun route, with a crux at the get go, stick clipping would be wise. Blowing the first clip would be painful. Moves at the top are very fun. The optional cam section is pretty easy, 5.7ish big holds, you decide. Jul 17, 2009
Lynn S  
Anchor replaced today, now has links too. Hardware courtesy of ASCA. Jul 28, 2010
Jeff Welch
Denver, CO
  5.10a
Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
  5.10a
I thought the first clip is fine. Just be careful. It's like 5.6 to get to a clipping position.
I was glad to have the cam up higher, however. #3 Friend works great. Aug 12, 2010
Hiro Protagonist
Colorado
 
Hiro Protagonist   Colorado
 
The crux seemed to be the start and the end. I thought it was really fun! BD C4 #2 worked great in the crack midway up. Highly recommended, just watch out before that first bolt! Sep 16, 2012
GilaShot
Western Antarctic, New Engl…
 
GilaShot   Western Antarctic, New Engl…
 
The first clip is no way 5.6 onsight, and a mistake would suck. Stick clip works, or clip it on the way down from Fox Trot. #2 Camalot worked for me in the horizontal. Jul 13, 2016