Mount Olympus as seen from above Parleys wall.
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.
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.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
41 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',2]
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The West Slabs 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a UT
: Wasatch Range
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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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BETA PHOTO: Closer 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 "Taste the Difference"...
May 1, 2014
Hey does anyone know if there is still a bunch of snow on this Mountain