Olive Oil Plus Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Apr 25, 2016 5:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2016

Fun quick climb  Sucess!

Led all the pitches...was lots of fun although we were chasing a storm! Got a late start around noon but still easily managed to get back well before dark. Combining the second and third pitches with my 60 meter rope went well I just had my second climb up with me a few feet at which point I reached the belay ledge just before traversing right for the 4th pitch. Tagged both summits (rappelled on a tiny old pin for 20 feet to get between them). Summit register on the second summit was interesting...although the rain chased us off before I could read through it.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Feb 14, 2015 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2015

Trail Run-Free Solo  Sucess!

Sat, no one at the Oak Creek trail head at 7am. No one on Olive. Met only two other parties on the return run. My wife said it was due to Valentines day, but slowest Sat I have ever seen at RR and it was a free National Parks Day. Car to car in just over an hour....did a trail run to the base, switched to climbing shoes, soloed the route and trail run on return. This is my favorite free solo for the grade during winter at RR.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 10, 2014 1:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2014

5.7 classic  Sucess!

lovely climb, great setting, nice views of Crimson Chrysalis from its top.
We were lucky and did not see any other climbing party.


SawtoothSean - Feb 3, 2014 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

Classic Route  Sucess!

Fun route, no crowds,no anchors or fixed stuff gave this the wild feel i love. Signed Rose Tower summit register at top, hiked down.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 12, 2013 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2013

Olive Oil  Sucess!

Have soloed this route twice in the past few years...to me it is one of the safer solo opportunities at Red Rock...tons of traffic thus clean rock, little if any exposed slab and a walk off.


Vinny - Nov 11, 2011 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2011

skipped true summit  Sucess!

Halloween climb with Marty and Ritwik- good times in every way except the arterial spray from Marty's hand when punctured by a cholla on the way down - Cuidado!

utclimber - May 10, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

Good Sunny Route  Sucess!

I've climbed this route twice. Once in January 2009, and before in 2008.


haishan - Mar 31, 2010 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009

Great route  Sucess!

Really nice climb. First party to the base and cruised up. Bolt anchors (as shown in supertopo) have been chopped, but are not needed.


kommish - Apr 17, 2009 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2009

Olive Oil  Sucess!

last pitch i thought was the best. no one else on the route made for a relaxing time


Groundswell - Mar 18, 2009 3:29 pm

Porn Convention  Sucess!

climbed this during the porn convention, jan 18th i think. wife thought it was a very strange coincidence our trip was same weekend as convention. day 1 was windy. "climbed" at black corridor. too much time off makes 5.9 awfully hard. day 2 did olive oil. forgot helmet but went anyways. ran pitch 1 into 2. belayed at crack, 3 hexes fixed pro for belay. led pitch 4/5? easy face climbing with long runouts. fun climb


fossana - Jan 13, 2009 8:44 am Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2009

perfect winter day  Sucess!

Sunny 65F winter climbing with Jascha. Used a 70m rope as recommended. Overshot the 4th belay and had to down climb to remove the last nut, but otherwise uneventful.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 7:36 pm

2x  Sucess!

I climbed this in spring 2000 and 2001 (though not the "plus" version). Both times we passed parties of three, which was not pleasant.

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