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Olmsted Canyon

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Olmsted Canyon 


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Beautiful little pond on the approach to Tideline.

Description 

An awesome crack arena with some good bouldering as well. Beautiful setting in a canyon that provides the illusion of solitude.


Getting There 

Park just past Olmstead Point at a dirt turnout near the mouth of the canyon. Hike about 10 minutes to the Lord Caffeine/Tideline area. These climbs are on the left side of the canyon as you're heading up.


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Olmsted Canyon:
Opsrey Overhang, Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Ivory Tower, Left   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
Ivory Tower, Center   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Enemy Within   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Creature from the Black Lagoon   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lord Caffeine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tideline   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Olmsted Canyon
Tideline.

Tideline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Olmsted Canyon
An outstanding finger/handcrack, one of the best of the grade in the Meadows. Lots of varied jams. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Greg Barnes
Sep 13, 2010

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/Frederick_Law_Olmsted