Mount Olympus Climber's Log
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|derekthered||Mount Olympus Trail|
|9/20/09 - Began climbing with Daniel and Billy at 5 am to catch the sunrise, and was not disappointed. The overly melodramatic notes in the register cracked us up.|
1/23/11 - Hike with the Eug on a clear, inversionless day. Had the summit to ourselves.
7/11/11 - Evening solo hike involving a hasty summit to avoid approaching thunderclouds. A light, pleasant rain caught up with me on the descent.
1/1/12 - Hike with Jess and Dave; glissaded a good part of the way down. Happy New Year!
6/20/12 - Solo in the morning/ early afternoon.
|Posted Jun 20, 2012 9:57 pm|
|merrill||Re: Various ascents|
|wow! that's impressive. So is the north summit that little pinnacle at the top of the west slabs? we made it to the top of that today but didn't want to go clear over to what looked like the real summit.|
|Posted Jun 15, 2012 2:00 am|
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012
|Made it to the top of the slab this time but didn't take the time to traverse all the way over the ridge to the actual summit.|
|Posted Jun 15, 2012 1:55 am|
|Completed this climb with my long time friend and medical school buddy Dan Ward|
|Posted May 28, 2012 10:45 pm|
|Brita||First time |
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012
|Took longer than expected due to the slippery snow on the way up to the saddle. We had fun on the way down though!|
|Posted Apr 1, 2012 8:28 pm|
|runbyu1||Longer than expected |
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012
|Was planning on 1:30 up and 45 minutes or so down, but that plan was doomed when we hit the snow! It was very slick and took us nearly 90 minutes to do the last mile or so (1000 vertical feet). We got off course the last 100 meters and ended up doing some fine 5.7 ish climbing to get over to the summit. A bit sketchy at times, but it seemed better than downclimbing back to the trail and post-holing through more snow to get on track. Didn't spend much time on top, but was really impressed. Very surprised by how steep the last 1/3 mile or so is...didn't expect that! We were alone on the summit surprisingly (Saturday at 2:30ish pm) with one other guy close that we passed on the way up.|
|Posted Mar 25, 2012 5:02 pm|
|Bun84067||A blustery hike |
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012
|3/10/2012 - Second trip up, this time with views! Gorgeous views! My wife made it to the top, as did our little dog Pepper. What a great day. Got to hang out with Kadee and Castlereagh.|
2/25/2012 - This was my first time up. The day started out very windy and quite warm, but the winds died down and the temperature dropped. Neither was a major factor, however. (Except that my bottled water started freezing!)
It was fun to see Joe Bullough get his 400th summit! There were ~10 people at the top when we got there, and Joe graciously offered us hot dogs. (Both he and his wife seem like great people.)
Thanks goes to Kadee for helping me prepare, and then accompanying me on the hike. I just wish the clouds hadn't been there so we would have had better views.
It was a great day and a fun hike!
|Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:21 pm|
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012
|Helped Joseph Bullough celebrate his 400th summit, Bryan's (bun84067) 1st and my 5th. Had a great day and it was fun to see all the SPers at the summit.|
|Posted Feb 25, 2012 6:51 pm|
|ZeeJay||A bunch |
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012
|A total of 155 times. I love this peak in winter. Where else can you get 4000 vertical feet in and virtually never need snowshoes?|
2/25/2012 Had a great time participating in Joe B's 400th ascent although I have to say that cupcakes piled high with gooey icing do not make good mitten food.
12/2/11, 11/7/11, 4/20/11 (with Sam!), 4/12/11, 11/13/10, 6/4/10x2,
5/20/10, 4/24/10, 4/9/10, 4/3/10, 3/4/10, 2/26/10, 2/20/10, 2/13/10, 2/2/10, 1/27/10, 1/20/10, 10/29/09, 4/11/09
4/2/09 I picked this peak to do today because I thought it was going to be easy. Ha ha ha. I didn't bring snowshoes. Not smart. Moogie737, who did, was sinking in a foot and I another foot on top of that, and those were the good sections. I did a lot of crawling. After he ditched his snowshoes on the final steep push, we took turns shoveling the chest high snow out of the way with our hands to enable us to take a step.
03/04/09, 02/27/09, 02/10/09, 12/29/08, 12/23/08, 12/18/08, 12/13/08, 11/17/08, 11/11/08, 11/7/08 plus 120 other times.
21 January ascents, 23 in February, 16 in March, 25 in April, 8 in May, 2 in June, 1 in July, 1 in August, 4 in September, 8 in October, 23 in November, and 23 in December.
|Posted Jan 20, 2012 3:53 pm|
|liliacarrillo0822||Olympus but no snow |
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2011
|I was told that this was an easy Mount, it was my first of this class, not snow but some ice, fun still!!|
|Posted Dec 30, 2011 9:46 pm|
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011
|Great hike up the steep trail. Great views of the city lights the whole way, fun scrambling at the top, perfect weather, and some sliding down the icy parts of the trail on the way down. Finally made it up this one after staring at it for so long.|
|Posted Dec 27, 2011 8:04 pm|
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2011
|My first time up. Low visibility with light flurries and extra cold temps. Glorious.|
|Posted Dec 17, 2011 12:45 pm|
|Matthew Van Horn||Mt. O |
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2012
09/26/2012 West Slabs to South summit
02/25/2012 Joe's 400
07/16/2011 Wildcat Ridge Traverse to Desolation Peak , down Beartrap Fork
09/11/2010 Guert's Ridge
07/09/2010 Joe's 300
07/02/2010 Wildcat Ridge traverse
10/17/2009 West Slabs to South summit with some great people
06/23/2009 summit at 11:15 PM
10/25/2008 Mt. Olympus x2: South Summit twice in one morning, car to summit, to car to summit to car, with Joseph Bullough & Robert Koch, both of whom went on to summit a third time from the car.
06/20/2008 Wildcat Ridge traverse, 1:56 to summit my personal best time
06/17/2008 started trail @ 9:05PM, summit at 11:05PM, descended by full moonlight
04/22/2008 enjoyed sunset
04/18/2008 another Olympus binge after work, beauty sunset 04/08/2008 on an impulse I geared up after work and went to the top. LOTS-O-SNOW up higher, completely different than one year ago. Hiked down in the dark.
06/23/2007 then did Wildcat Ridge Traverse
05/08/2007, 04/16/2007, 4/7/2007, 06/17/2006, 06/15/2001, 06/15/1994 (North Summit)
|Posted Dec 8, 2011 1:56 pm|
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002
|Main trail in mid summer. Cool on top. Descended off trail unfortunately and passed a few rattlesnakes. Fun time despite the encounter.|
|Posted Nov 10, 2011 2:35 pm|
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011
|Posted Nov 9, 2011 3:11 pm|
|Dentedvw||Easy walk in the woods! |
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011
|After a fairly grueling Lone Peak trip, this was over sooner than expected. When we reached the shoulder, I turned to my buddy and asked "is this really it?" I didn't believe it. |
Unfortunately, once back to the Jeep, I left my Oregon GPS on the back bumper and drove away. Half an hour later, I returned, but it was long gone. I left my name, number, email and a plea to return it on the startup screen, but I have not gotten a message yet. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as it was well over $400. Drat.
All the way down, nearly everybody we passed asked the same question, "how much longer to the shoulder?" I gave up estimating and gave the same answer after a dozen.
|Posted Nov 6, 2011 3:48 pm|
|Ted Eliason||First Climb|
|First mountain I ever went up without skiis|
|Posted Oct 12, 2011 11:11 am|
|aldocious||Once is good |
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011
|This was a rough steep hike. The saddle is beautiful and the view from the top is only unique to Mt Olympus. Glad I took a lot of pictures cause I wont be going back up again|
|Posted Sep 29, 2011 2:49 pm|
|mcorbs28||always a fun one|
|when in need of a quick mountain hike|
|Posted Sep 19, 2011 5:38 pm|
|danielrfay||Hiking Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011
|Try to hike it every year. Some of the best views of the valley and the central Wasatch.|
|Posted Sep 14, 2011 4:34 pm|