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Mount Olympus  Washington   #8139
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Olympic Mountains

Height: 2429 m -> 7969 feet
Prominence?: 2389 m above Tumwater Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Rainier (180.8 km away, at bearing 125 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rainier (181.0 km away)

Location:   47.80133,-123.71083     47:48:05, -123:42:39   10T 446772 5294464 (40 km N of Amanda Park).   AreaCode: EM73/IH01
First Ascent: 1907 Large party led by L. Nelson
Mount Olympus and Mountain Hemlocks
This peak is #4 in Prominence List for Washington .Located in the middle of Olympic National Park in northwest Washington State. Despite its modest elevation, Mount Olympus is one of the most impressive mountains in Washington State. This intricate massif with multiple summits is surrounded by low-elevation glaciers. Because of its remoteness, Mount Olympus is usually climbed as a 3-day expedition. The weather on the mountain is generally bad because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The west peak is the highest point on the massif.

The normal approach is via a trail along the Hoh River to the Glacier Meadows campsite. The standard summit route goes across the Blue Glacier to the east side of the summit, then crosses over the northeast ridge. The final summit pinnacle is a rock scramble. In late summer, a difficult moat may have to be negotiated.

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2004.03.05 Prominence proof Fred Touche
 

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20 Hurricane Ridge and Mount Olympus from Mount Angeles Martin Berka
11 Mount Olympus from Hurricane Ridge David Wasserman
8 Mount Olympus and Mountain Hemlocks Wayne Weber