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utahguy058It's the Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Can You Say Up Up and Up. This hike has a lot of elevation in a short time, but it is very manageable, the final scramble to the top was a lot of fun, a lot more intimidating than it actually is. The views are gorgeous! Totally worth the climb as Miley said.
Posted Jun 17, 2013 5:32 pm

TonyTheJetGood Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


Climbed it with a co-worker today. It was hot for early June--95-96 degrees! Had a great time, and made it up in just over 2 hours. We saw a rattlesnake on the way up.

Going down I always seem to take the wrong route and have to scramble a bit more than necessary, so if you aren't a regular on this mountain, be sure to kind of take note of the route you use to get up to the summit. It will save you from some sketchy areas getting back down to the trail.
Posted Jun 9, 2013 4:26 pm

HaydenFirst time up there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013


We got up early this morning and started before the sun came up. The last section from the saddle to the top was my favorite part. Going down to the bottom sucks, I only fell once. There were tons of flies at the saddle area today.
Posted Jun 7, 2013 10:20 pm

mthorntView View View
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012


I had 4 hours to spare so I hiked the west face of Mount Olympus. I didn't follow any specific trail which made the ascent pretty fun.

The hike had amazing views and some scrambling areas about half way up. I didn't quite make the summit as I ran out of time but if I go back to Salt Lake, I'll definitely hit it again if I have time.
Posted Jun 6, 2013 7:42 pm

PrinceOfNorwaySo this happened  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


I really liked the scrambling portion of this hike. We ran down the trail and it was probably the best thing ever. I was sorry that everyone coming up were hiking in such heat!
Posted Jun 1, 2013 8:08 pm

MAeroTraining  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2013
Getting back in shape after moving from out East. Started at around 6:45 and had the summit to myself. ~2hr up
Posted May 12, 2013 7:04 pm

andrew davidgreat one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2011

andrew david

Went solo through 1 ft of snow posthole-ing the entire way and decided after this hike to finally invest in snowshoes after I waded through some snow up to my waist for the last little stretch. But it was awesome and I love this peak in winter. Had done it once in fall too. My favorite central Wasatch view and peak. One of the first I climbed upon moving to Utah and the elevation was making me suffer to walk to the store but I had to climb this thing as soon as I learned what its name was and where the trail began. I was near dead at the top that first time and some local made fun of me. Think of this the next time the Jazz run a visiting team off the basketball court.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 12:11 am

ApexrockWest Slabs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012


Was a little tricky navigating our way over to the main summit in the dark. Lots of fun though!
Posted Oct 8, 2012 12:28 pm

Ryan BorzeaFun spring snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012

Ryan Borzea

Had a blast, bought crampons after this summit. Slippery fun!

Also did a summer summit in 2011.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 7:55 pm

marc123nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009


Nice hike on the trail to the top in bad weather with brother Nick.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:49 am

kgmackSLC View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012
Used to run this in High School. It was a bit tougher now that I am out of shape. I love the views of the city then the ranges. There are way too many stupid people who take this hike with not enough water and get stuck (happened 3 times in that week that I climbed).
Posted Aug 31, 2012 4:28 pm

scgrantMt. Oly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015


3/28/2015 After work, 1:38 up 2:39 RT, 1/9/2015, 11/2/2014 Up the standard trail under snowy conditions with Greg Jagielski, Donovan Lynch, and Ben Stokes. 10/5/2014 Along with North summit via a free climb of the West Slabs. 9/21/2014 With Brad Yates and Lubos Pavel. We were planning on doing the West Slabs route but it was a very rainy day so we opted to head up the standard trail. We had a break in the weather as we summited but otherwise it was a very wet day. 28th ascent. 5/25/2014 With the WMC as part of the Wildcat Ridge traverse. A lot of snow on the ridge made for a very long hike. 4/3/2014 after work, 3/31/2014 25th time to the top of Mount Olympus. A lot of new snow from the storm yesterday, 2/15/2014, 12/11/2013, 11/28/2013 Second Thanksgiving in a row climbing Mount Olympus, 6/9/2013 With the WMC as part of the Wildcat Ridge Traverse, 4/21/2013 Climbed after work, 4/7/2013 Climbed after work. 2 hr 45 min RT, fastest time to summit at 1 hr 44 min, 3/31/2013 Followed up a Grandeur Peak climb with a climb of Mt. Olympus. From the top of Blister Hill, I climbed the Forgotten Arete to the saddle. Great scramble, 3/25/2013, 3/6/2013, 3/1/2013, 2/25/2013, 1/20/2013, 1/6/2013, 1/2/2013, 11/25/2012, 11/22/2012 Thanksgiving Day, 10/17/2012 Started up at 5:00 am, hiked up in the dark. Reached the summit at 6:50 am and hung out on top until 7:30 am. Watched the sunrise and the city come to life before heading back down. Back down to trailhead at 8:45. Good way to start the morning, 10/6/2012 Traversed over after climbing Triangle Peak, 1/29/2012, 1/6/2012, 12/28/2011, 11/14/2011, 10/16/2011 via the West Ridge, both North and South summit, 5/27/2011, 4/1/2011.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 10:36 pm

dstevenson0204Early Season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2012


Fun hike. We camped on top in the snow and woke up to a blizzard!
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:01 pm

brekgroverMount Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


Topped out today with my son & wife for the first time. Steep! Summit was about 70 degrees with no wind. Beautiful. Had the summit to ourselves for over an hour, and enjoyed the quiet. The class 3 section was fun!

Great mountain!

Go Utes!
Posted Jul 29, 2012 11:26 pm

derektheredMount Olympus Trail  Sucess!


9/20/09 - Began climbing with Daniel and Billy at 5 am to catch the sunrise, and was not disappointed. The overly melodramatic notes in the register cracked us up.

1/23/11 - Hike with the Eug on a clear, inversionless day. Had the summit to ourselves.

7/11/11 - Evening solo hike involving a hasty summit to avoid approaching thunderclouds. A light, pleasant rain caught up with me on the descent.

1/1/12 - Hike with Jess and Dave; glissaded a good part of the way down. Happy New Year!

6/20/12 - Solo in the morning/ early afternoon.
Posted Jun 20, 2012 9:57 pm

merrillWest Slabs
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012


Made it to the top of the slab this time but didn't take the time to traverse all the way over the ridge to the actual summit.
Posted Jun 15, 2012 1:55 am

merrillRe: Various ascents


wow! that's impressive. So is the north summit that little pinnacle at the top of the west slabs? we made it to the top of that today but didn't want to go clear over to what looked like the real summit.
Posted Jun 15, 2012 2:00 am

cweightJust once  Sucess!


Completed this climb with my long time friend and medical school buddy Dan Ward
Posted May 28, 2012 10:45 pm

BritaFirst time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012


Took longer than expected due to the slippery snow on the way up to the saddle. We had fun on the way down though!
Posted Apr 1, 2012 8:28 pm

runbyu1Longer than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012


Was planning on 1:30 up and 45 minutes or so down, but that plan was doomed when we hit the snow! It was very slick and took us nearly 90 minutes to do the last mile or so (1000 vertical feet). We got off course the last 100 meters and ended up doing some fine 5.7 ish climbing to get over to the summit. A bit sketchy at times, but it seemed better than downclimbing back to the trail and post-holing through more snow to get on track. Didn't spend much time on top, but was really impressed. Very surprised by how steep the last 1/3 mile or so is...didn't expect that! We were alone on the summit surprisingly (Saturday at 2:30ish pm) with one other guy close that we passed on the way up.
Posted Mar 25, 2012 5:02 pm

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