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BignickRoute Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: Sept 26 05  Sucess!

Bignick

My son and I started hiking at 9:00 am and reached the stream crossing an hour later. Above this point all the Maples were vivid shades of red, orange, and yellow. The Oak was still green and fully leafed out. This as most always is an extremely hot hike when the sun is out and today was no exception. We arrived at the saddle shortly before noon and looked around and down into Heughs Canyon. We took our time and scrambled up to the summit. About halfway there I stopped for a few minutes and had some water and something to eat. My son lost the steep trail thru the rocks and went too far west and up an exposed rocky spur ridge to the summit. My son, now 26 had not done this hike for several years. When he was in ninth grade, he and two friends bicycled to the trailhead, and climbed the 4000' to the summit. He didn't remember the trail being so steep. Today we spent about an hour on the summit and partially climbed down the East side toward Wildcat Ridge looking for a way to Triangle Peak for a future climb. All in all a great hike. We made the car a little after 3:00 so my son could be to work by 4:00.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 10:33 pm

Reach11Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: A bunch  Sucess!
Have made this summit nearly a dozen times, from March through early December. Fun little scramble to the top.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 1:09 pm

deafutahhikerRoute Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!
Great trail, even though it was quite steep and a bit disorientating on the top as to where the summit is. We ascended on wrong side of summit and ended up sliding down this horrible scree hillside before finding our proper trail back down. Saw rattlesnake, mountain goats, etc... on this route.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 5:14 pm

imontopRoute Climbed: MT Olympus Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

imontop

Ok guys. I've hiked Nebo, Timp, and Ben Lomond, three of the longest and steepest in the Wasatch, but this little 4 miler is unrelenting! Very cool mountain though! Saw a gi-normous bull snake just below the stream crossing, but no rattlers. So, which hill is "Blister Hill"?
Posted Jul 2, 2005 10:26 pm

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

mountainTRIALS.com

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!

GlennMerrill

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!

Bignick

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!

mountainTRIALS.com

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!

craghag

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!

PellucidWombat

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!

rlawson

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!

PellucidWombat

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!

mountaingazelle

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!

GlennMerrill

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!

PellucidWombat

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!

GlennMerrill

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

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