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asaking11Climbed via the West Slabs Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009


My buddy from out of town and I started this climb at 2:30am and finished at 1:30pm. We free soloed up the massive west slab route, and then we traversed over the ridge to Mount Olympus and down the main trail. We were almost bitten by two rattlesnakes, and we saw five mountain goats. They are feakin' awesome, I have never seen one before. We decided to do this one on no sleep in the past 30 hours, and by the time we were finished we were dead tired.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 5:22 pm

courtpacecool and wet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


Perfect day to hike. 2 1/2 hrs. ctc
Posted Jun 11, 2009 1:49 am

spengyCheck  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009


Checked another mountain off my list. Arrived at the trailhead at about 8:30AM and had a leisurely stroll up the mountain. Ascended via the usual "Mount Olympus Trail." There was only snow for maybe the last mile of the trail.

Not overly crowded on the way up, but on my way down there were a whole lot of people heading up.
Posted May 9, 2009 9:40 pm

dfrancomNorth Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


Lots of snow near the top. But fun fun fun
Posted Apr 13, 2009 3:33 pm

DigiclimberFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2008


Fun scramble at the end, very steep hike, I ran down the steep section, I don't recommend doing that, Ill probably do this peak every year.
Posted Apr 2, 2009 11:24 am

The VorPerfect quick hitter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2009

The Vor

First Wasatch peak, done on a whim during a down day from skiing. Awesome time, great views.
Posted Feb 4, 2009 10:18 pm

Fmtn2008Sad Attempt to the Saddle
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


This was a very sad, yet spoonish, attempt of mount olympus. did not make the summit, but atleast took a wiz on the saddle, which was fun in its own right. (the trip, not the whizz)
Posted Jan 4, 2009 2:49 am

PellucidWombatHappy New Years!  Sucess!
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

PellucidWombatRe: 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

alphasteve13 pitches of Dream scrammbling  Sucess!


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

byatesAlot  Sucess!


I don't even count.
Posted Dec 6, 2008 11:08 pm

KadeeMust Do!
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

GahugafugaThe Main Drag  Sucess!
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

vernileBeautiful 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

coldandhungrysweetness  Sucess!
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

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

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