Mount Mystery is located in the northeastern corner of Olympic National Park and dominates the southern end of the Gray Wolf Ridge. Mount Mystery is the fifth highest peak in the Olympic Mountain Range, yet receives little climbing attention. Mount Mystery is separated 1.3 miles from nearby Mt. Deception by Deception Creek which offers an approach option for either peak. Little Mystery (6941 ft) is a rocky peak immediately south of Mystery separated by Gunsight Pass. Mount Mystery was named by US Forest Service worker G.A. Whitehead for its regal appearance on foggy days. Rock is tilted pillow lava.
Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide, by Olympic Mountain Rescue, for information on established climbing routes on Mount Mystery. The front cover of the fourth edition of this guide book is graced with a beautiful photo of Mount Mystery.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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