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Mount Olympus, Washington


Prominence: 7838 ft, 2389 m

Elevation: 7969 feet, 2429 meters


True Isolation: 107.96 mi, 173.74 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 7973 ft / 2430 m
Highest SummitWest Peak
SubpeaksMount Olympus-Middle Peak (7929 ft/2417 m)
Mount Olympus-False Summit (7880 ft/2402 m)
Mount Olympus-East Peak (7762 ft/2366 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 48' 5'' N; 123° 42' 39'' W
47.801299, -123.710943 (Dec Deg)
446764E 5294461N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWashington
County/Second Level RegionJefferson (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     SummitPost.org Page for Mount Olympus
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Jefferson, WA by John Roper
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Jefferson, WA by Bob Packard
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Jefferson, WA by Bob Bolton
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Jefferson, WA by John Mitchler
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Jefferson, WA by Adam Helman

Lists that contain Mount Olympus:
     Olympic Mountain 6500-foot Peaks (Rank #1)
     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #4)
     Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin (Rank #5)
     Washington State Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #6)
     Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin (Rank #6)
     Triple Crown CoHPs (Rank #10)
     Washington State Wilderness High Points (Rank #10)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #10)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #10)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #10)
     Washington County High Points (Rank #10)
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #14)
     Chemeketan Eighteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #16)
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #19)
     USA Peaks with 6000 feet of Prominence (Rank #25)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation (Rank #37)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #44)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #68)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #112)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #322)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains (Olympic Mountain Rescue)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1977-09-27 by Bill Hebert (Unsuccessful)
     1992-08-16 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2007-09-02 by Dan Baxter
     2007-09-02 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2007-09-02 by Adam Helman (Unsuccessful)
     2009-07-01 by Don Malo (Unsuccessful)
     2009-08-17 by Don Nelsen
     2009-08-17 by Adam Helman
     2010-07-25 by Aaron Nash
     2010-08-24 by Petter Bjørstad
     2010-08-24 by Rob Woodall
     2011-07-03 by Jeff Crow
     2011-07-05 by Adam Walker
     2011-07-06 by Hannah Wilner
     2011-07-15 by Kevin Zuech (Unsuccessful)
     2012-08-05 by Carry Porter
     2012-08-10 by Bret Wirta (Unsuccessful)
     2012-08-18 by Vineeth Madhusudanan (GPS Track)

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Mount Olympus is easy to overlook due to its low elevation--at less than 8000 feet, its summit is lower than many towns in Colorado. But by any measure other than raw elevation, Olympus is one of the most magnificent and dominant summits in the United States. Set in the middle of a remote wilderness, and guarded by long approaches through dense rainforest, the peak features several large glaciers and steep summit pinnacles. By topographic prominence, Olympus ranks tenth in the contiguous U.S., crowning the Olympic Mountains that rise almost directly from sea level. And, it has a strong claim to being the hardest major peak to climb in the U.S. outside Alaska, requiring glacier crossings, steep snow slopes, and rock climbing on a rotten spire to gain its elusive summit.


Mount Olympus rises spectacularly above the Blue Glacier (1992-08-16).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 7838 ft/2389 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 7838 ft/2389 m
  Line Parent: Muir Peak
  Key Col: Black Lake    131 ft/40 m
Isolation107.96 mi/173.74 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Seward Peak  (NE)
Isolation Limit Point: 48° 45' 28'' N; 121° 51' 35'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges
Range4: Olympic Mountains (Highest Point)
Range5: Central Olympic Mountains (Highest Point)
Range6: Olympus Group (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsHoh (HP)
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Olympic National Park (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Olympic Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Olympus O47123g6 1:24,000
First Ascent1907
Nelson
Route #1 Rock and Glacier Climb: Glacier Meadows/Blue Glacier
Trailhead: Hoh Road 578 ft/176 m
Vertical Gain: 7391 ft/2253 m
Distance (one way): 22 mi/35.41 km
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