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Mount Olympus has twin summits of nearly the same elevation. The south summit is slightly higher, at 9,026 feet. This is where the popular hiking trail off Wasatch Blvd leads to. Also, a rugged ridge, Geurt's Ridge, leads directly to this summit coming from the west. Tons of quartzite cliffs are passed on the hiking trail which may have some potential for climbing. Routes on these walls would mostly be easy, and a long approach is required to reach them.

Getting There

Exit I-215 at 4500 South. Drive south on Wasatch Blvd, then park at the obvious Mt. Olympus parking lot on the East side of the road (next to Pete's Rock). From here, a steep, well defined trail leads up towards the South summit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Summit

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Geurt's Ridge
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Blister Hill Bypass to Forgotten…
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Geurt's Ridge
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 10 pitches
Blister Hill Bypass to Forg…
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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
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matt evans
salt lake city, UT
matt evans   salt lake city, UT
Added a few new routes to the north facing quartzite cliffs of the south summit of Mt Olympus. Yes, it's a hell of a hike to get here, but the rock is actually really great. Get up there and check out our routes, or better yet, do some of the many, many FAs available for the taking. Jun 5, 2016