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Mount Olympus  

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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.

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',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',2]

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
Blister Hill Bypass to Forgotten Arete   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1220'   South Summit
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
Unknown   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Pete's Rock Area : Pete's Rock
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West Slabs are on the far right, Kamp's Ridge is t...

Kamp's Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : North Summit
Looking at the north face of Mt. Olympus you'll see the "West Slabs" on the right side of the mountain -- Kamp's Ridge is on the skyline on the left. This ridge is approached via Neff's Canyon, and good directions to the trailhead can be found here:summitpost.org/kamps-ridge/165... is also some information in the Ruckman/Falcon guide for the Wasatch.To reiterate - park at Neff's and follow a broad dirt road/trail to a stream crossing where the trail forks. Head right here. The tr...[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)
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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
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