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Mike LewisStunningly Gorgeous Crystal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

Mike Lewis

Climbed with Matt Lemke and Josh Lewis in 3 days. We had to do the 5.4 North Ridge route since the bergshrund was already impassable this year. Not much I can add that hasn't already been said. Incredibly rewarding beauty and worth the visit.
Posted Jun 7, 2015 2:54 am

Brian FrederickBirthday treat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1979

Brian Frederick

Great climb for my 25th birthday with my friend Chris, Did the Blue glacier route during a heat wave - running water on the ice at 4AM. We were on top by 8:30 and down through the heat before it got too bad
Posted Jun 3, 2015 12:07 pm

Dan WinterBlue Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Dan Winter

Did it in 4 days with my friends Nik, Cameron and Dan. Great group and fabulous weather made an outstanding trip unforgettable. The Blue Glacier in August is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever beheld. We filled our canteens in one of the many streams running down the glacier and drank the naturally pure and refreshing water.
Posted Aug 28, 2014 1:36 am

BKWThree Day Special  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014


We went Blue Glacier, Crystal Pass, to the west side summit block ascent. The east side scramble route was inaccessible due to a troublesome moat. The west side route was mostly class 4 with a 15-foot step that I'd call 5.4.
The washout area below Glacier Meadows has a new trail grade cut through it, so it is no longer a major obstacle.
PS. This mountain is stunningly beautiful. The Blue Glacier is unlike any other glacier I've seen or know of in the lower 48 with its low-grade terminus. Definitely worth the 44 mile round trip.
Posted Jul 31, 2014 2:29 pm

nickmechBlue Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006


Long hike but worth every step. Beautiful area.
Posted May 1, 2014 1:32 pm

JRB2nd time on the Blue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012


Came back from our first trip to the Blue in 2009 this time to get the summit. Perfect day.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 10:05 pm

AlexeyDAmazing!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013


Beautiful summit day with undercast and views from Mt. Hood to Mt. Baker. Went up Crystal Pass and then took the North Ridge (5.4) variation to gain the summit. Route to Crystal Pass was still in fine shape, but goes between 2 large crevasses along a steep slope; a fall here would put the entire rope team into the lower crevasse, so be careful! Getting onto the North Ridge requires going around a moat that may have gotten bigger since we were there. There are currently a couple of (questionable) intermediate rap anchors en route, in case you brought less than a 60-m rope. Otherwise, with a 60 you can get all the way down to the snow from the big slung boulder near the summit. Not sure how much longer the route has this season due to the unusually large schrunds near CP, so glad to have gotten it when we did!
Posted Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm

joshdreherIn a Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013


I climbed Olympus round trip in 16 hrs 3 minutes. See my trip report http://www.summitpost.org/mount-olympus-in-a-day/857932
Posted Jul 24, 2013 3:05 pm

drdownCrystal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012


Climbed Olympus for a charity group called Bay Area Wilderness Training. My favorite climb to date, perfect weather and unbeatable conditions. A truly profound experience. Will be back up there soon hopefully!
Posted Nov 23, 2012 1:16 am

olygtx06summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012
1x via Blue Glacier in three days. Probably my favorite climb.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 12:36 pm

tcingrumLong haul  Sucess!


Good way to test your boots. If you can hit the weather right it's an awesome experience
Posted Sep 19, 2012 8:40 pm

kevinsaMount Olympus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011


Awesome trip. Everyone should do this one at least once.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 6:34 pm

pookster1127Perfect Conditions 2012  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012


Crystal Pass with two other teams. See our trip report
Posted Jul 29, 2012 11:21 pm

patdarcyValhallas to Olympus
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011


Great hike/easy climb up the Valhallas. Would have loved to get up on Olympus but a rain/sleet storm caused me to bail (and my dog was getting grouchy and stubborn by that point). Otherwise, great time and highly recommended!
Posted Feb 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Daria22 hour dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011


Beautiful area and great climb, 22 hour dayhike
Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:32 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010


This was my 3rd time up. We took 4 days each time. Awesome mountain.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 10:21 pm

skjosCrystal Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011
Trip itenerary:
Day 1 - Lewis Meadows
Day 2 - Panic Peak
Day 3 - Summit and back to Lewis Meadows
Day 4 - Out

This schedule worked great, except Day 3 was long and the last 3 miles resulted in some limping. The east face summit block can be handled with no rock pro, just some slings and a rope for the 20' rappel past the high 4th class move.
Posted Aug 31, 2011 2:39 pm

NormanLong Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Resigning Log, 2nd time for me...about 35 years ago with Seattle Mountaineers, now with son and friend. Ideal weather, no crowds, very enjoyable trip.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:52 pm

iquest4itBlind climber summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011


I guided my blind friend Toby to the summit via the Ho River/Blue Glacier Route with a new climbing partner, Bryan. We never saw the east side summit scramble and ended up climbing the west ridge, which was mostly 5.4 with one or two 5.7 moves in just 2 pitches. All but three of the 30+ climbers we talked to coming down backed down from this summit block, so we had a real feeling of accomplishment. Best of all, they forecast showers, but we were above the clouds for 3 days and felt like we were flying between them on the summit. I've climbed higher and harder, but this was the most rewarding climb of my life.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 1:02 pm

Snidely WhiplashBeautiful beyond words  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1984

Snidely Whiplash

I've climbed a lot of mountains. This is probably the most beautiful mountain I've ever seen. The view from the top of the Blue Glacier Moraine is out of this world.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 9:26 pm

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