Mount Olympus Climber's Log
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|PellucidWombat||Happy New Years! |
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009
|I climbed Mt Olympus with Joe and Shelley to celebrate New Years this year. I sat whimpering at the ice crux just long enough (plus my leg cramp) to miss the last ascent of the year, but I got the first of 2009 at 5 minutes past! Then I spent the night on top - which I highly recommend to anyone who loves winter climbing in the Wasatch.|
|Posted Jan 3, 2009 1:17 am|
|PellucidWombat||Re: Various ascents|
|You know, if you knock off a few more ascents, we should probably just name the peak after you :-)|
|Posted Jan 3, 2009 1:14 am|
|alphasteve||13 pitches of Dream scrammbling|
|Hit up the old REI garage sale then scrambled the West slab. Hot on the face in the summer, but easy approach up colouir. I did it in my sandles and used a sturdy stick for snow. (Climbing shoes on the face though) descended main trail down then shuttled with nice folks.|
|Posted Dec 24, 2008 1:56 am|
|I don't even count.|
|Posted Dec 6, 2008 11:08 pm|
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010
|04/22/06 - Amazing! That is all I can say about Mt. Olympus. The view from the saddle is amazing, the view from the summit is amazing. |
11/03/07 - Talked my cousin into doing it this time with me.
11/16/08 - Still an amazing hike!
11/06/10 - Hiked to the stream with Dean, then summited alone.
|Posted Nov 24, 2008 10:35 pm|
|Gahugafuga||The Main Drag |
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008
|That was a nice workout. Hiking just before 9AM, down just after 1PM with a leisurely time on the summit. Next time I'll traverse out to Triangle and maybe Raymond.|
|Posted Oct 7, 2008 6:26 pm|
|vernile||Beautiful Fall Day|
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002
|Hiked this peak with my friend Jerry on a beautiful fall day in September of 2002. Almost had to call search and rescue to get him down, but with persistence and rest he made it too. What a great view of the Salt Lake Valley from the summit!|
|Posted Sep 8, 2008 12:20 am|
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2008
|Many accents on the trail. Geurts ridge twice, both solo. west slabs 3 times; twice solo and one solo trip was started pedaling from downtown Salt Lake. Most recently in March via the Zeus chute then up the ridge close to the north summit, all topped of with a ski decent down the north face, just east of the apollo chute. Scariest turns I've made; exposed and steep, everything had slid a day or two prior, making the upper portions quite icy and the lower portions were cinder blocks of avalanche debris. This was also done solo.|
|Posted Jun 18, 2008 4:20 am|
|marauders||Route Climbed: Traverse of the Goddesses |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008
|Great day of climbing and scrambling. This is a fun traverse. The whole traverse can easily be accomplished without a rope, but the last downclimb before the south summit (described as 5.6 downclimbing on the route page) is a little tricky. It takes some good route finding and patience to locate the best route down.|
|Posted Jun 17, 2008 12:52 am|
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008
|So glad I called in sick today! Nice, quick trip with incredible views and weather. Very happy to finally get up there.|
|Posted Jun 10, 2008 11:41 pm|
Date Climbed: May 22, 2008
|Had to turn around about 100 vertical feet before the summit. Just too much water on the scramble portion for me: slush was melting, water was running down the rocks in little rivers and visibility was low with the snow falling. It all added up to more than my ability level. Also, this was my first time on Olympus; possibly my route wasn't the best? Decent amount of snow still at the saddle, plus yesterday's precip and today's storm made it a fun but very wet time up there. Mostly slid all the way down from the scramble to the stream crossing... I'll be back to finish the last few feet--in either July or January when it's a little easier footing.|
|Posted May 22, 2008 8:30 pm|
|mtn runr||West Couloir |
Date Climbed: May 20, 2008
|I left the trail at the stream crossing and bushwhacked up drainage to the base of the couloir. This would have been more fun with more snow, but it was fun anyway. The climb up the north side of the south peak was iffy with verglas covering the rock. Put on my iPod and ran out the normal trail.|
|Posted May 22, 2008 9:10 am|
|vanman798||West Slabs |
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015
|August 2, 2015 I did the West Slabs solo. About an hour hike to the slabs, and an hour "climb" up the slabs. Made the mistake of walking down the drainage south of the slabs. Nightmare bush walk took 3 hours to get back to car. Only say one rattle snake but I'm sure I walked by more. Best to go up the slabs, over to the peak, and down the summer trail.|
Sept 15, 2014 for Joseph Bullough's 500th ascent.
May 27, 2013 - Went up Geurts Ridge. Took 5 hours to reach the peak, and 100 minutes to descend via the regular trail.
June 16, 2012. Went up the West Slabs, across to the North Peak, and back up to the South Peak. 6.5 hours car to car.
Dec 9, 2011 - There is no snow yet in Utah, but we hiked up Oly anyways!
The Replacement -- I had set out May 10, 2008 to do the triple traverse (Dromedary, O'Sullivans (aka Sunrise), and Broad Fork Twin Peaks, but after reaching the peak of Dromedary I realized I wasn't going to make the other two without crampons (which I didn't have with me). Given, that I had allotted the day to climbing, but was driving out of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 10:30 am, I used the time to bag Mt. Olympus instead. I used the standard Mount Olympus Trail, which was mostly snow covered for the last mile or so.
|Posted May 10, 2008 10:31 pm|
|PocketsOfBlue||Winter and summer ascents |
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007
|First hiked on June 2, 2007 with a few friends via the Mount Olympus Trail. The more interesting ascent was in March/08 (same route), I snowshoed up solo before strapping on the crampons to get up the 3rd class ramp below the summit and running into a massive snowstorm on the way back down. A bit tricky with one arm in a sling!|
|Posted Mar 27, 2008 3:29 pm|
|billyray66||tons of snow |
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008
|great hike, deep the whole way. after the saddle it got up towards my waist and we made it to the top. beautiful sights and awesome payoff at the top|
|Posted Feb 28, 2008 6:10 am|
|Bruce Christensen||Beautiful day |
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008
|Finally hiked this mountain. I did a solo hike starting around 7 a.m. and summitted 3 hours later. The trail was packed and icy in the morning. Brought snowshoes, but didn't use them. Brought my new crampons and did use them, but I could have made it fine without them. Ice ax stayed in the pack the whole time.|
I started my descent a little before 11 a.m., and the trail was pretty slushy and slick on the way down.
|Posted Feb 18, 2008 7:16 pm|
|jareds||climbed to the saddle|
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008
|climbed up, beautiful sunny smogless day. |
hiked up starting at 1pm, put crampons on about 1/3 the way up.
took 3 hours to get to the saddle, looked a little sketchy for me after that, so i stopped there.
saw 11 other people on the trail, the trail was well-travelled and most everyone else did NOT have crampons.
|Posted Jan 27, 2008 12:34 am|
|Climbed via the West Slabs a few times and Geurts Ridge. A couple of times I traversed from the top of the slabs to the true summit, which requires some bushwhacking.|
|Posted Jan 13, 2008 11:29 pm|
|seanpeckham||five times from Tolcat plus the north face |
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2008
|Once in each of autumn, winter, and spring, and twice in summer:|
-twice in June, back in the '90s
-March 17, 2007
-January 2, 2008
-November 7, 2009
Also did the north summit via the north face trail, and went down the west ridge, July 13 2011.
|Posted Jan 3, 2008 12:02 pm|
|Lubos||fun workout |
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007
|Any time at any conditions, a fun workout…..|
|Posted Dec 8, 2007 7:28 pm|