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Rocky AlpsMt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

Rocky Alps

Went with a buddy from work for my first hike of the season. The trail was steeper than I anticipated (this is the only hike I've ever done where my knees were sore afterward), but the scrambling at the end was pretty straight forward. The small summit has nice views of the other major Wasatch peaks in Salt Lake County. We were treated to a great sunset on the way down, and the city lights below made it possible to get back down without needing a flashlight. After seeing the freeway below on the way back down, it seemed like it took forever to get back down.
Posted May 28, 2007 1:56 am

BassoonSo close...
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007


Went up as a training climb, but had to stop just short of the summit due to massive falling icicles. To be or not to be a human shishkabob? Will be up again soon.
Posted Apr 5, 2007 4:36 pm

RDGMount Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007


Second time to the summit. Plenty of people going up the trail this spring day. Most stopped though at the at or below the saddle on the main trail because of snow and ice. Lost trail at some point and had to scramble up to the summit on the opposite of the trail. Fun exposure and great views.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 12:16 am

renogurtGood Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006


I've been up this multiple times, but not as much as some people on this site. If you do West Slabs, leave the rope at home. Bring the rope for Geurt's Ridge (multiple rappels). The normal trail is a fun night hike in the summer.
Posted Mar 6, 2007 7:25 pm

LubosOlymp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2007


A great workout mountain in summer or winter
Posted Feb 11, 2007 5:48 pm

CubicleSlaveBeautiful View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006


My first real winter hike.. was awesome.. was soccerdude and I..
Posted Feb 1, 2007 11:58 pm

soccermanWinter Acent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006


We made it up to the top. The last 15 minutes or so is a little slippery with all the snow it. The view up top was incredible this time of year.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 3:26 pm

apachedino4 times, three routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006


Climbed 4 times, twice via the standard route, once in summer once in winter. Once on the north face to the north summit and then traversed to the south and down the standard route it's a great route up top but horrible bushwacking for the first bit plus lots of rattle snakes I almost got bit by one in a stream bed, and most recently up Geurt's Ridge by far my favorite route, although it is recommended to rope up it is really not necessary except for the two rappels.
Posted Oct 7, 2006 4:11 pm

OutdoorpartnerGood spring or fall hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2006


Since the trail faces West, this is one of the first summits you can hike in the Wasatch. I climb it a few times each year.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:47 am

JFieldsvia Mt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006


Long hot hike. 3,500' in 3.5 miles all up.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 1:12 am

regolitheStarted at 11:00 pm, wearing "Reefs"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006


Fun hike! STEEP! It's an amazing view of Salt Lake City from the summit at one in the morning.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 9:03 am

cchump8Mt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006


Really fun hike, and only a 10 minute drive from my house!
Posted Sep 4, 2006 5:06 pm

J AndersonNice times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2007

J Anderson

06/17/2006 - I hiked up this one with Asher and realized just how long it had been sice I had last hiked. We decended Tolcat canyon.
08/30/2007 - Nice morning hike all by myself.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 10:16 am

RenardoBring lots of water  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004


I could also have titled this "Don't hike when its 100 degrees outside." Went through my 3 liters of water on the way up. Luckily there was a group at the summit that gave me plenty of water for the way down. Overall a great hike just outside of the city!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 8:55 pm

mtn_pikaMt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!


Climbed with Susan in April 2005 and June 2006 -- very hot and steep. Although the majority of the trail is not very scenic as compared to other Wasatch climbs, the fun scramble towards the top and the summit views make this climb worth the effort. Looking forward to climbing this mountain in the winter.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 5:47 pm

pbogenfun climb  Sucess!


Been to the top of this mountain four times. A great hike with a fun scramble at the top.
Posted Aug 3, 2006 6:02 pm

Jeremy FranchowMt. Olympus Trail and Wildcat Ridge  Sucess!

Jeremy Franchow

Climbed at least once, usually more, every year since 2000.
Posted Jul 29, 2006 7:49 pm

IdaClimberNice Climb
Good Climb
Posted Jul 10, 2006 9:14 pm

HighCountryWest Face 5.5-5.6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2005


Can a climb go on forever? That's what we were thinking after about 15 pitches of 5.6. This is a great beginner's alpine climb. It is nice and laid back and had good pro all the way up. We ended up climbing huge full rope pitches on a 70 meter rope. This would be an easy route to free solo, but I don't suggest it. Best to descend the way you came up, we tried to hike off the backside and ended up on a nightmarish bushwhack late into the night. Amazing views all the way up make up for the less challenging climbing that is required.
Posted Jul 8, 2006 3:16 pm

Ed FMount Olympus Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Ed F

Nice hike with a fun scramble at the end.
Posted Jun 28, 2006 9:33 pm

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