Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Urmas and Becky Franosch, Bruce Morris
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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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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


A fine awkward and flaring right leaning crack climb. Depending on your strengths and weaknesses, you may find a different crux than your friends. I find all sections hard! Pants and long sleeves recommended.


Left end of the Tideline area in Olmstead. Look for the obvious right-leaning splitter in a section of black rock.


Cams, doubles from .3" to 1", single 2", 3" and 4".


Alexey Zelditch
San Jose
Alexey Zelditch   San Jose
One of my favorites. Mix of fingerlocks, heel -toes, tip layback and chicken wings.
Consists of 5 different parts.

First part is basically insecure face climb until you enter into wide section
Second part left side in short ow -10ft
Third exiting from wide part and relatively good fingers for average hands until you get good handjam rest just under the crux. This section can be hard for small fingers.
Forth : the crux of the route - two powerful moves very thin - tip layback until you get good fingerlock
Fifth : exit as chimney with chicken wings

This route take offset nuts very well. Took me 3 times until redpont. At first it was feeling that Lord Caffein is harder than Tideline, but not anymore Aug 24, 2009
Sweet route, felt like a SANDBAG to me! Take some caffine and have fun!! Aug 9, 2010
David Aguasca!
New York
David Aguasca!   New York
The fingers crux, IMHO, is 5.11-...everything else is solid 5.10. Sep 14, 2010
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
I thought I heard something about how the first ascentionists wanted to rate this thing .11b. Then Bachar did it and told them it wouldn't be rated any harder than .10d in the Valley.... and that's the grade that stuck.

Might not be true, but it's kind of funny and I heard it from a couple of Bachar's pals when I lived out there. Sep 10, 2012
Jordan Collins
South Lake Tahoe
Jordan Collins   South Lake Tahoe
Could most deffinetely use a #4 or #5 in the big offwidth pod thing. The beginning takes nuts really well. The top finger sized cams. This climb made me feel and look like a bitch. My confidence is still slightly tender Aug 5, 2014
amazing physical climb. This climb belongs more at Arch rock than tuolemne! Sandbagged at 10d...
gear beta: nuts, green alien to #4. Jun 22, 2015
Michael Dom
Michael Dom  
The suffering was real on this climb, thought I was going to throw up by the time I hit the top. A sandbag. But, it is doable. Dec 13, 2015
This is such a great 11b. A must do Aug 14, 2016
Salamanizer suchoski
Janesville Ca.
Salamanizer suchoski   Janesville Ca.  
A little sandbagged but not much. Top out was harder than it looked. Aug 21, 2018