Mount Olympus is one of several crags in the Santa Monica Mountains that feature a volcanic tuff or Brecchia containing cobbles that protrude from the surface to provide amazing hand and foot holds. The routes of Mt.Olympus may be a bit intimidating at first, but many of the cobbles have positive tops or hidden holds between the cobbles.
From the Sandstone Peak parking area, follow the steep fire road for 0.3 miles until you reach the Mishe Mokwa connector trail on your right. Continue on the main fire road to Sandstone Peak. From here continue on the fire road around a sharp left turn and a steep downhill section. Continue straight ahead on the fire road until the obvious cobbled tower can be seen downhill and left of the fire road. This is Mt. Olympus.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Olympus:
Medusa 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Argus 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Boiler Room 5.10b R Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Venus 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Up And Over Red 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Mars 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Hercules 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Incoming 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
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