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mountainTRIALS.comRoute Climbed: Standard Trail, summited in 1:14:23 Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!


New PR to summit of 1hr:14min:23sec. Time car to car was 2:06 something. Left about 6 a.m.
Posted Jul 1, 2005 2:01 am

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Kamps Ridge Date Climbed: June 27, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed up to the northern most summit with fowweezer. The route is a great ridge scramble with a few easy 5th class sections. Our desent route was pretty rugged.
Posted Jun 28, 2005 9:22 pm

BignickRoute Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: January 31 2005  Sucess!


Great climb all year, this time crampons needed for last half. I've done West Slabs Route, West chute between North and South Summits in snow, Heughs Canyon South Route.
Posted Jun 25, 2005 10:55 am

mountainTRIALS.comRoute Climbed: Standard route in 1 hr. 14 min. 54 sec. Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!


Time from cement barricades at south end of parking lot, to summit (which is a little east once you actually top out) = 1:14: 54. My new PR.

Other dates and time:

1/22/05 (during an inversion) time to summit = 1:36:08 My Kahtoolas came in real handy on this one.

5/19/05 time = 1:35:17 Still hit some snow before reaching the shoulder. Scramble to summit was dry.

Posted Jun 23, 2005 3:38 pm

Ammon HatchMultiple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Ammon Hatch

First: Route Climbed: Mount Olympus trail, Date Climbed: June 14, 2005
steep, and very very hot.
Others:04/28/2007, 06/26/2010, 03/26/2011
Posted Jun 15, 2005 11:24 am

craghagRoute Climbed: West Slabs Date Climbed: June 5, 2005  Sucess!


Fun climb followed by a painful bushwack! I also summited via Mt. Olympus Trail on 1/27/01, 2/03/02, 1/31/03 and 1/17/04.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 2:21 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: West Slabs - West Ridge - Traverse of the Goddesses - Mount Olympus Trail Date Climbed: June 4th, 2005  Sucess!


A great Tour de Olympus - Brenton and I were climbing the West Slabs by ca. 9:00am, topped out about 4:40 hrs later. From there we scrambled up to the northern summit, and picked our way up all of Olympus' summits (which I've wanted to do for a long time), before heading down the main trail to our car shuttle.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 10:45 am

CrazedAmazonRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 5, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful day to hike, despite the wind. Finally found some snow at the very top.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 10:45 am

tolgaRoute Climbed: Apollo Chute Date Climbed: 21 May 2005  Sucess!
Despite the high temps. the snow was perfect for step kicking. Didn't need crampons. Snow all the way to the ridge, then scrambled to the summit. 4.5 hours car to car.
Posted May 29, 2005 1:15 pm

rlawsonRoute Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!


Great half-day hike with fantastic views of SLC. Left trailhead at 8. 2 hours up and 2 hours down.
Posted May 19, 2005 9:03 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Main Trail - Arete Variation - Absent-Minded Arete Date Climbed: May 15th, 2005  Sucess!


Nice scramble. I had planned on heading over to the northern summits, but an approaching storm ca. 6pm scared me off the summit. I like my arete variation better than Blister Hill, but the Absent-Minded Arete is best to be forgotten.
Posted May 16, 2005 10:50 am

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Regular Trail, West Slabs Date Climbed: October 9, 1997, many other times  Sucess!


I like the trail because its steep and gets you somewhere. I have hiked it to continue on toward Wildcat Ridge. I have also climbed the West Slabs which is a very fun rock climb. The only bad thing is that the trail does get crowded sometimes.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 10:24 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Guert's Ridge Date Climbed: March 5 2005  Sucess!


A very nice climb. I would imagine it would be very hot in summer. With highs in the 50's in SLC it was very nice.
Posted Mar 9, 2005 12:54 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Guerts Ridge Date Climbed: March 5th, 2005  Sucess!


Fun rock climb. The route is broken up by a number of class 2-4 sections, with occasional 5th class terrain.

5 roped pitches with sections of simul-climbing w/o pro.

Overall the route wasn't too committing or exposed. Definitely a good route to practice lead trad on!

Posted Mar 7, 2005 10:48 am

Nate DRoute Climbed: The standard trail Date Climbed: 1984-87  Sucess!

Nate D

I fine little peak, and so close to suburbia you can hear lawn mowers on the summit. Always wanted to do the west slabs.
Posted Mar 2, 2005 3:25 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: West Slabs Date Climbed: Spring and summer  Sucess!


Soloed many times. I prefer spring to take advantage of the snow in the gully leading to face.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 8:29 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail - Forgotten Arete - Summit Traverse - West Ridge Date Climbed: December 19th, 2004  Sucess!


This Tour de Olympus was excellent! Began at 6:30 am with Grandwazoo. Bagged the main summit, and 2 north summits on the circuit. The route made for a fun snowclimb.

We took the FUN way off of the main summit, which required that I use my rope and slings that I hauled up with me.
Posted Dec 28, 2004 5:56 pm

boojemRoute Climbed: Tolcat's Date Climbed: numerous  Sucess!
Done this one dozens of times, but never in the summer...I guess I should do the slabs route some day.
Posted Dec 21, 2004 3:09 pm

Nyle WaltonRoute Climbed: all sides Date Climbed: 1950s

Nyle Walton

I fiddled around with this mountain during my youth in the 1950s but lost interest in it since it didn't have any distinct summit. In high school, I set out with Ronald Davis and an attractive female classmate, last name Satterfield. They got separated from me. I went on to the top alone and descended back to Wasatch Boulevard. Late that night at home, I got word that Davis and his girlfriend had not returned. Early the next morning I joined her worried father along with officers from the sheriff's department intent on sending up a rescue party. When we learned that they had returned home safely, her father broke down in sobs of relief.

The couple had spent the night high on Olympus snuggled together and feeding a camp fire. A reporter interviewed them at school a day later. A photograph of the couple appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. It showed them huddled around a school heater. The caption read "Baby, it's cold outside," the title of a song sang by Dennis Morgan to Doris Day in a 1950 movie.

I went on to climb more famous mountains such as the Grand Teton, Mount Rainier, the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Popocatepetl and Orizaba and above all, Huascaran. I'll always look back upon Mount Olympus with some affection and humor.
Posted Nov 17, 2004 12:44 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Mount Olympus Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2004  Sucess!


Left at 7 pm, summited at 8:45 pm, left summit at 9pm, and reached the car at 10:30 pm. Not bad considering that I did Sundial and the Cottonwood Ridge over to Dromedary the day before! I wonder how much more I can shave off the 1:45 summit time w/o running! Time will tell.

Ripley's Believe it or Not - Did you know that you can easily descend the Mt Olympus trail at night w/o using a headlamp??!!! If the sky is overcast, such as this last climb, the light pollution from the city lights the mountain well enough that a headlamp is useless!
Posted Jul 15, 2004 1:57 am

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