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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jun 12, 2004
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Description

The North Summit of Mt. Olympus is slightly lower than the main South summit, at 8,959 feet. It is the complex shield of low angle quartzite seen from most of Salt Lake City. On the far right is the West slabs, and rising up on the left skyline is a ridge called Kamp's Ridge. The Great Chimney also climbs a line up to the North Summit, right of Kamp's. With the massive amounts of rock here, some first ascents could definitely be possible too.

Getting There

The trailhead for this side of Mt. Olympus is the same as for Neff's Canyon. Take 3800 South east from Wasatch Blvd. (towards Mill Creek Canyon). At the stop sign, take a right on Park View Drive. After several changes in direction on this road, take a left on Park Terrace, and then a right on White Way which leads to the obvious Neff's Canyon trailhead parking.

Follow the well defined trail which quickly junctions with a road. Follow the road to a junction 10-15 minutes walk up at a stream crossing. Take a right here, crossing the stream, then follow the trail which goes from well defined to fairly obscure following stream beds. After another 10-15 minutes, another split in the trail is found. A cairn marks a right turn which immediately crosses a small creek. Follow this trail for a small while (couple of minutes), then eventually cut into a drainage coming in from the right. Look for a good way through this - otherwise the bushwhacking can be heinous! This drainage leads up to Kamp's Ridge and the Great Chimney.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Summit

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Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 5
Traverse to South Summit
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 31
Kamp's Ridge
Trad 8 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 5
Valhallelujah!
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 4
Valhalla
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Traverse to South Summit
 5
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad
Kamp's Ridge
 31
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 8 pitches
Valhallelujah!
 5
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Valhalla
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 5 pitches
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