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maraudersRoute Climbed: Traverse of the Goddesses  Sucess!
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

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

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