Ridge of the Gods


Ridge Of The Gods
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Overview
  • Elevation: 6346 ft
  • Subpeaks: Janus (5923 ft), Prometheus (5908 ft), Phaeton (5900 ft), Perseus (6275 ft),Atlas (6346 ft), Parnassus (6024 ft)
  • Glaciers: None
  • Difficulty: Rock Climbing and Glacier Travel, Depending on Route
  • Best Months for Climbing: July-September
  • Year First Climbed: The Mountaineers scouted this area looking for an approach for the first ascent of Mt Olympus in 1912. After that, the Falls Creek Trail was constructed to the terminus of the White Glacier where a cabin was constructed. The 1935 Topo shows the trail and cabin. The trail fell into disuse when the High Bridge over the Hoh and the trail to Glacier Meadows was constructed. Modern history shows that George Martin and party visited in 1967, Rich Olson and other ONP associates in the 1980's and the Jim White's party in 1994.  White's party climbed all the peaks and suggested the peak names.
  • First Successful Climbers: Jim White and party first documented to have climbed all the peaks

Maps
  • Custom Correct: Mount Olympus-Climber's Map
  • Green Trails: Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus (#133S) and Lake Crescent (#101)
  • USGS 7.5 Minute: Mount Olympus
  • Acme map

Routes

  • Janus: Route 1, Grade II, Class 3 via Lake of the Gods
  • Prometheus: Route 1, Grade II, Class 3 via Lake of the Gods
  • Phaeto: Route 1, Grade II, Class 3 via the summit of Prometheus
  • Perseus: Route 1, Grade II, Class 4 via the summit of Phaeton
  • Atlas: Route 1, Grade II, Class 3 via the summit of Perseus
  • Parnassus: Route 1, Grade II, Class 2 via the summit of Atlas

Guidebook Corrections and Updates
  • None at this time

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