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Areas in Mount Olympus

North Summit 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Pete's Rock Area 2 / 1 / 2 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
South Summit 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Sport Utility Wall 1 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Tolcat Canyon Ice Climbs 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
West Slabs, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 8,963 ft
GPS: 40.657, -111.771 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on May 9, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Olympus

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3-4
Boreas
Ice, Alpine
V1 5
Standard Traverse
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
The West Slabs
Trad 10 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Geurt's Ridge
Trad 10 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Blister Hill Bypass to Forgotten Arete
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kamp's Ridge
Trad 8 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Valhallelujah!
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kelly's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Valhalla
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boreas Tolcat Canyon Ice Climbs WI3-4 Ice, Alpine
Standard Traverse Pete's Rock Area > Pete's Rock V1 5 Boulder
The West Slabs W Slabs 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 10 pitches
Geurt's Ridge S Summit 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 10 pitches
Blister Hill Bypass to Forg… S Summit 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Kamp's Ridge N Summit 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Valhallelujah! N Summit 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Kelly's Crack Sport Utility Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Valhalla N Summit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 5 pitches
Unknown Pete's Rock Area > Pete's Rock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Hiditaka Suzuki's Sidekick Sport Utility Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
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Hey does anyone know if there is still a bunch of snow on this Mountain May 1, 2014
Here is a video of some awesome Mount. Olympus climbing! Video Here! Feb 21, 2014

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