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LonePeakFreakWow  Sucess!
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 runrWest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2008

mtn runr

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

vanman798West Slabs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014


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

PocketsOfBlueWinter and summer ascents  Sucess!
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

billyray66tons of snow  Sucess!
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 ChristensenBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008

Bruce Christensen

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

jaredsclimbed 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

utclimberFun slabbin'  Sucess!
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

seanpeckhamfive times from Tolcat plus the north face  Sucess!
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

Lubosfun workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007


Any time at any conditions, a fun workout…..
Posted Dec 8, 2007 7:28 pm

OutdoorpartnerNovember climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007


Thanks to global warming, I was able to summit (with Skydiveblue) in November without a trace of snow -- even on the summit!
Posted Nov 18, 2007 10:16 pm

SkydiveblueClimbed in November, short sleeves!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007


3rd time climbed to the top. Made it to the top in just over 3 hours, great weather, no snow. Wore short sleeves in November! Nice views above the haze of the city. Great climb with views all the way up the mountain.
Posted Nov 18, 2007 2:59 pm

BeauAugust Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Climbed Mt Olympus with a couple friends on a beautiful, but warm August day. Nice views of the city from the peak!
Posted Nov 5, 2007 12:07 am

SundanceKid203Stormy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007


We climbed under threatening clouds most of the morning but were only sprinkled on close to the summit. A great climb and a Wasatch classic.
Posted Nov 3, 2007 2:01 pm

tannerpuma15tannerpuma15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005


West slabs is the only way to reach the summit, the trail has too much traffic and the face is all yours. Climbed many times since and every time is wonderful.
Posted Aug 31, 2007 6:31 pm

edevartHot Summer Trail  Sucess!


Via Mt. Olympus Trail. Watch out for rattlers (and trail runners) they're equally as dangerous.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 11:32 pm

weeds19Area Classic Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2003


I had a little extra time one afternoon and I'd been wanting to climb Olympus for quite a while. The trail was steep and the elevation went by quickly. A couple scrambling moves and there I stood on the summit with some great views of SLC and more importantly the Wasatch.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 12:22 am

kris247Mt. Olympus Trail
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Hiked the main Mt. Olympus Trail with The Steve. We made it to the saddle, and started the scramble to the summit, but The Steve got stuck on a rock and refused to move. Trust me, it's tough to descend a rock fall carrying a 65 lb dog that doesn't want to be carried.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 3:30 pm

Moogie737South Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011


June, 2007. This was my 14th time at the summit, but this time it was just the beginning leg of the notorious Wildcat Ridge hike. Our group of 6 began just after 6 a.m. and took our summit photo 2.5 hours later. The entire Wildcat took us nearly 13 hours. Whew! Chalk up #15 on 10-30-07. Very small patches of snow below the saddle but otherwise dry. Nice on top. #16 on 11-15-07, this time to the diamond-shaped north summit boulder. Tricky route going up, but staying on the ridges wherever possible is a good watchword. #17 on 12-13-07 in 6-8 inches of powder and some ice above the saddle. #18 1-17-08 Cold, lots of snow, so much on top that there was zero scrambling. Thanks to Neo for leading the way! #19 1-29-08 Tons of snow, Dave led the way. #20 2-9-08 Still tons of snow, w/ Brooke. #21 4-12-08 Still tons of snow, crampons on scramble, thanks again to Knee Oh! #22 4/19/08 Snow? Yes. Ice? Yes. Fun? Yes. 2+20 up, 1+20 down. Strong south winds the whole time! #23 6-10-08 This was a memorial climb of sorts with a contemplative stop at a special place along the standard trail. The day before I had encountered a bull snake not far from the TH. I will post a picture of it. Yes, reptiles are there! #24 2-17-09 2+43 up with treacherous loose snow on top of old ice for the scramble. Made it, though. Safely. Much wind and no visibility on top with snow falling. #25 3-21-09 w/ Brent. Remaining snow was icy, rocks on scramble quite wet with running water. 2+10 up 4-2-09 #26 w/ Zeejay. Nearly 5 hours to the top in deep fresh snow. Literally swimming from the saddle to the top. In April? Yes! #27 4-16-09 Two feet of fresh snow meant 3+48 to the top w/ trailbreaking 100% of the way. Amazing for this late in the year. #28 5-14-09 solo #29 5-23-09 Solo - good time (1+42:30). #30 6-4-09 Solo. Personal best time of 1+34:30 to the top. #31 8-19-09 1+48 up. #32 9-29-09 W/ Dave & Christine to the north summit in strong winds. #33 10-1-09 Solo. Worked my way through and over 6" of snow (first storm of the season) to reach the crisp cool air on the summit. #34 10-19-09 1+53 up, solo; the day before a forecast storm. Nice. #35 to the north summit via the West Slabs. First time up those hairy little buggers. :) #36 10-29-09 W/ Brent & Judy; 6" new snow, 20 degrees-brrr. #37 11-13-09 w/ Joe Bullough - a safe Friday the 13th activity! #38 11-20-09 Solo - One more for the book. Icy in spots, clear up the scramble. #39 12-10-09 One of the more difficult ascents because of 3"-5" of airy snow over a layer of icy melted snow and single digit temps. 3+ hrs to the top. #40 12-24-09 Fresh snow, broke trail last 1,000'. #41 12-26-09 Followed many of my own footprints to the top. Gorgeous day. #42 2-2-10 First up after new snow, bumped into ZeeJay above saddle 2+42 up. #43 2-11-10 #44 2-15-10 #45 2-16-10 #46 2-27-10 w/ Brent-his 1st winter climb of this peak. #47 3-30-10 Solo 2+23 up, 1+31 down. #48 4-6-10 2' of new snow, trailbreaking solo the entire way: 4+10 up, 1+45 down. One of the toughest Oly climbs I've had to make. #49 4-13-10 W/ Dave. 18" new snow near summit. Tough going. 3+45 up 2+30 down. #50 4-29-10 Solo. Very tricky. 12" new snow on top of old crust and ice on scramble. Cold north winds and heavy falling snow last 1,000'. 3+10 up, 2+10 down. #51 5-1-10 Another foot of new snow! Solo. 2+45 up 2+02 down. Curious snowglyphs at the summit. #52 6-3-10 Solo. 1+58 up, same down. Snow on top still over a foot thick. #53 6-10-10 Got a late start but still 1+55 up. Very little snow on top now. #54 9-4-10 Solo 1+40 up 1+24 down. IVD #55 10-23-10 Solo, snow coming. 1+50 up. ivd #56 11-20-10 Gale-force winds, especially down low; ice, snow, fun. 2+10 up. ivd #57 11-23-10 Solo. Cold, fierce swirling winds, knee-deep snow drifts, icy boulders 2+55 up. #58 12-30-10 Solo. Snowshoes and trailbreaking the entire way; 4 feet of new snow for the final 600' vertical. Exhausting and 10 degree cold to boot! #59 1-6-11 Solo. 2+27 up, great snow but still very cold. #60 1-13-11 Solo. @2+35 up, 1+45 down, cold but excellent boot pack to follow on the scramble. #61 2-3-11 Solo. Breaking trail from 2nd stream xing, gnarly on the scramble with plenty of ice and drifted slippery snow. 13 degrees at start of hike. 3+23 up. #62 2-22-11 Solo. Lots of great snow-kicked steps from 500' below saddle to summit but no need for ss or crampons! 2+55 up. #63 3-31-11 W/John. Kicking steps in from 10 minutes above the 2nd stream xing to the summit. More snow in the scramble and on the summit than I have ever seen. Fantastic. 3+31 up. #64 & #65 Snow climb to north and south via Tolcat. 7 hrs r/t. Tons of good snow. W/ Dave & Christine. #66 & 67 4-7-11 Just like two days ago except this time I was solo. Harder when solo! :) #68 4-12-11 W/ ZeeJay & Dave - snow depth amazing. #69 4-14-11 Solo. 8" to 12" of new snow. Trailbreaking from 2nd stream. Shocking snow depths in scramble.#70 5-20-11 Solo to saddle in 12" new wet snow. W/ Joe to summit. This is May 20th? #71 6-4-11 Solo - last peak of Triple Play: Big Beacon, Grandeur west route and this one. Still lots of ugly snow from below saddle to summit. Still fun. 2+26 up. #72 6-17-11 & #73 6-30-11 No snow now, good time up 1+53. #74 10-31-11 Dry. 2+11 up in dark (it is Halloween afterall!) #75 11-3-11 3rd leg of Triple Play (see 6-4-11), 2+14 up, pesky, icy snow above 2nd stream.#76 3-19-12 Had to get it in official winter so bagged it with 12" of new snow on the last day of winter. Trailbreaking from the 1st stream crossing, snowshoes from the saddle in sugar snow on top of crusty ice. Hmmm. #77 4-21-12 As 1st leg in the "Reverse Triple Play" route. 2+06 up, 1+34 down. W/ Gristle. #78 5-15-12 W/ Brent. Saw one rattler on the lower trail. 2+25 up. #79 10-16-12 Solo. Cool & breezy on top. 2+11 up 1+34 down. #80 12-25-12 Weihnachtswanderung mit ausgezeichneter Gesellschaft und 12" neuem Schnee. 4+50 up. #81 1-1-13 New Year's Day climb, leider allein mit neuem Schnee. 3+30 up. Microspikes notwendig. #82 2-12-13 Mit Hilfe von einer Freundin habe ich den Weg bis oben neu gebrochen im vielen neuen Schnee. 4+41 bis zur Spitze. Nachher habe ich Grandeur Peak erobert. Ich war muede nachher. #83 3-26-13 3rd leg of Triple Play 2+42 up 1+44 down. Muede. #84 4-9-13 Solo 5+04 up One of the toughest climbs of this little peak I've ever had; 8" to over 12" of new powder on top of crusty collapsing leftover snow and plenty of rime under fluff on the boulders in the scramble. #85 4-16-13 Solo 3+10 up. 3" to 4" new snow but better footing by far than #84. Microspikes from saddle to top. #86 5-7-13 2+25 up, virtually no snow or ice on the scramble but clotted dirty icy snow below the saddle for about 15 agonizing minutes. #87 5-13-13 Icy mud/snow now replaced by generic mud. Saw no rattlers, though. :) 2+13 up 1+45 down. #88 6-21-13, #89 7-2-13 and #90 7-23-13 with early starts to beat summer heat. 2+08 up on the 23rd. #91 8-1-13 Solo. 1+51 up - one of my better times. #92 8-22-13 Solo. Early. 1+52 up - nicht schlecht! #93 9-12-13 Rain and thunder but made it anyway. Immer gut, treue Freunde zu begruessen. #94 9-14-13 1+58 up. #95 9-28-13 Gute begleitete Wanderung. #96 10-4-13 Im neuen Schnee, 4-5" am Scramble. #97 10-8-13 w/ Brent to saddle, then solo. 2+12 up, 1+50 down. Schoen. #98 10-17-13 Solo. Near full moon, clear, headlamp up the scramble. 2+21 up. Brrr on top with wind. #99 10-23-13 2+21 up. #100 11-6-13 Snowy scramble with absolutely the best company for which any mountaineer could wish. No confetti, no brass bands; only heartfelt gratitude. #101 ? #102 12-19-13 Solo. Microspikes all the way; scramble dicey with 3" loose snow on ice-glazed quartzite. #103 1-23-14 2+35 up with my 96-year old mother. What snow is left is rapidly becoming treacherous ice. #104 2-8-14 4"-5" new snow, 2" of ice on the scramble. Met WMC group on way down. #105 2-11-14 Solo. Lotsa new snow. Es war ein einsamer Morgen aber man macht das Beste das man kann. #106 2-17-14 Presidents' Day special - dicey scramble. 3+02 up. #107 3-3-14 2+23 up - Spring-like. #108 3-5-14 Afternoon delight 2+28 up. #109 3-26-14 Solo celebratory climb. Bad icy snow above 2nd stream to saddle. 2+14 up. #110. 4-4-14 One foot+ new snow-dicey scramble. 2+43 up. #111 4-15-14 2+13 up. Hab' das Auto gesehen aber leider nicht die Besitzerin. #112 4-26-14 After Grandeur West this! Continuous snow falling from 2nd stream. 2+17 up. 7,500' e.g. helps to relieve stress. Und IVD. #113 5-15-14 1+55 up da ich so begeistert war von gestern Abend (2 koestliche Stunden). #114. 5-26-14. Solo, leider. 1+58 up. IVD #115. 7-3-14 Up 1+50, down 1+37. IVD #116 9-4-14 Allein. 2+11 up IVD #117 9-15-14 To help Joe B. celebrate his 500th ascent of this gem. #118 9-16-14 Solo. Early 2+16 up, 1+32 down. IVD. #119 Solo. Still IVD
Posted Jun 24, 2007 12:06 pm

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