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Best crag up here? The Olympic Wall is rather well sported out (bolted), although a small rack of cams is probably highly advised since these lines were bolted with the expectation that if you could place gear, then you should. Expect a bit more 5.11, some 5.10, and a slew of mid to low end 5.12 than you will find on Outrageous Overhang. Flat out killers are: False Start on the right, Standing Eight Count, and One Strike - all about 12a. The longish hump, 25 minutes or so, will keep the crowds down, but with good sun, solid stone, and well crafted routes, OW is very hard to beat.
Follow directions to Second Grotto Wall and hike back East for 300 to 400 feet. A faint trail leads off left and up hill. Pass by the Outrageous Overhang and the Thin-Dependence crag. As the "trail" turns back East to parallel the road, you will come to the Opening Ceremony Wall which has a couple of really nice routes on it. The Olympic Wall is the big guy just to the right.
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Fox Trot 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
50 Yard Dash 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Horny For You 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Standing Eight Count 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
I've Got Skills 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
One Strike and You're Out 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Steroids or Bust 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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One Strike and You're Out 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CO : Independence Pass : ... : Olympic Wall
Just left of the big roof, but still on steep rock, are two routes that share an anchor. Ball Four (5.11) is the right of these and One Strike is the left. One Strike has powerful, steep, run-out climbing that gets more spooky the higher you get. My notes from 1998 indicate some gear might be possible higher up, but I did not record what if anything we did use. It has good stone, nice position, and it is well worth the hump. It would be smart to bring the rack up here or at least a ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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