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Mount Olympus  


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Location: 40.6569, -111.771 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on May 9, 2004
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Mount Olympus as seen from above Parleys wall.

Description 

Mount Olympus, an impressive peak which towers above the east side of Salt Lake City, rises to an elevation of 9,026 feet. Long moderate routes are the main attraction here. Climbing these routes requires most or all of a day, and protection can be sparse. When climbing here, expect an alpine feel to the climbing, and for some approaches make sure to bring an ice axe. Also in this area is a popular toproping outcrop called Pete's Rock, which sits at the trailhead for Mt. Olympus.

Getting There 

Trailheads vary for Mount Olympus, depending on the route chosen. The main trailhead is a signed parking area off of Wasatch Blvd. Look for this on the East side of the road a ways south of 4500 South. This access covers Pete's Rock, Geurt's Ridge, and the main hiking trail up the peak. Other parking areas are best described per route.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',17],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Olympus:
Boreas   WI3-4     Ice, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'   Tolcat Canyon Ice Climbs
Standard Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 50'   Pete's Rock Area : Pete's Rock
The West Slabs   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1660'   The West Slabs
Geurt's Ridge   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1500'   South Summit
Kamp's Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 8 pitches   North Summit
Kelly's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Sport Utility Wall
Valhalla   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 900'   North Summit
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Sport Utility Wall
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The view from a pitch up.  This is taken from the tree belay mentioned on top of pitch 1.

The West Slabs 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The West Slabs
The face of the West Slabs can be climbed almost anywhere. The slab is extremely wide, allowing tons of variations to try. Although it doesn't matter which way you choose, I will describe my route as a rough idea of what to expect. Also included are rough estimates of the pitch lengths. All told, the slabs are probably close to 2000' feet of climbing. In early season, an ice axe (maybe crampons) may be helpful on the approach couloir. The snow isn't that steep and I was easily able to kick s...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Closer view of Mt. Olympus from the NW (3/30/2003)
BETA PHOTO: Closer view of Mt. Olympus from the NW (3/30/2003)
View of Mt. Olympus from the NW (3/30/2003)
BETA PHOTO: View of Mt. Olympus from the NW (3/30/2003)
Olympus Beer 1936  <br />"Taste the Difference"
Olympus Beer 1936
"Taste the Difference"

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By Thomas Parker
Feb 21, 2014
Here is a video of some awesome Mount. Olympus climbing! Video Here!
By TimmDe
May 1, 2014
Hey does anyone know if there is still a bunch of snow on this Mountain