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RetroGearWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009


Dan Butler and I made our first climb of Mt. Thielsen. Made a quick trip down to climb before the fall rainy season kicked in.
Nice climb and good rock on the summit pinnacle. Rain on our way home.
Bob J. / Eugene, OR
Posted Aug 2, 2010 1:06 am

cp0915Thielsen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010


4:25 RT. The summit block was spectacular but trivial.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 10:38 am

kraymesWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2006


Solo. Saw the fulgrite(sp?)on top. Good times.
Posted May 20, 2010 1:14 pm

HolkPolar Opposites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009


Tried this on June 10, 2009 and was caught in a snow/hail storm along the ridge. Came back One month later to a successful summit off of an alpine start (immediately after a full days work and full night's drive down from Portland) on what would become a 104 degree day.
Posted Feb 24, 2010 2:54 am

SierraSunrise85Awesome climbing, great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Thielsen was the last climb I did while I was working for the Forest Service in the Umpqua National Forest. Climbed with my buddies from the Botany department and our other friend, who happened to be doing Wilderness Patrol that day. We got good beta, so we didn't bring a rope or any pro, none needed. Just have faith that all the holds are there. Really fun climb to the top and nice summit pinnacle.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 3:42 pm

mtncorgup the west ridge  Sucess!


nice peak with ok rock, great views and a grand scree slope to ski.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:07 pm

SnowsloggerLast major Oregon volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 1999


This was my last major Oregon volcano climbed, and a fun one. We roped up for it having never been here before, which probably wasn't necessary, but made it fun.
Second time took my teenage son, his friend, and dad up - definitely roped them up.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 3:48 pm

jcking2447By far the best climb yet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009
Camped at the trail head then started hiking early in the morning. The best part is the last 80 feet! craziest climb iv done yet, but well worth it!
Posted Dec 6, 2009 11:00 pm

alpinedon5th time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


Not so sure what the date was on this one, only that it was in August with my friend Scott. We got to the summit in less than three hours.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:57 pm

alpinedon4th time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007


This was my last climb of the mountain in 2007, went solo and got to the summit in 2:45, by far my best time. All told, took me a hair over five hours to do the whole thing, car to car.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:56 pm

alpinedon3rd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


Came back to Thielsen two months after my second ascent, to climb the mountain with my brother and my nephew, who didn't complete the summit.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:54 pm

alpinedon2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007


This was my triumphant return to Thielsen, nearly ten years after my 1st climb. Went with Mike, my companion on the first, and his friend Art. What I remember the most is the hundreds of thousands of butterflies swarming the mountain that day.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:53 pm

alpinedon1st climb ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1998


This was my very first climb, full of adventure and craziness! My friend Mike first accidentally let his car roll off the embankment at the Apple Creek Trailhead, but luckily some hunters came by with a winch and pulled us out. I remember being terrified by the climb (ropeless) and the downclimb especially. I was hooked, though, and will always remember this particular climb.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:51 pm

jamesmhCool summit block  Sucess!


I really liked the little 80 foot climb up the summit block. For a mediocre rock climber this should be cake (both up and down). Fantastic view from the top... I'm pretty sure that I remember actually looking down into Crater Lake. Way cool.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 1:08 am

RyanMountainLovely fall day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2009


After having drooled over thielsen for three years, I finally found the time to hike up there. The hike was no disappointment, and now the mountain is probably one of my favorites. The route is truly fun- lovely scenery, interesting geology, and a lil bit of excitement near the top. The crazy rock formations are probably the best part of the trip, right next to being able to see the water in Crater Lake from the top.

Finally, I've noticed there are a lot of conflicting reports on the difficulty of the summit block. Here's the down and dirty: The last bit of climbing is 80 to 100 feet in length over very good, solid rock. Yes, it is damned near vertical and could be rated a 5.1 climb. Although quite easy with lots of good holds, the summit is quite exposed; if you mess up and fall, you will probably plummet about 2000 feet to your death. No, there are no anchors on top; bring some slings. Rappelling off the top is hella fun. If you don't have a rope, the downclimb should be pretty easy. Summary: Unless you're a little girl, you can do it.

Have fun!
Posted Oct 4, 2009 7:52 pm

rmick25Great day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007


One of my favorite Oregon summits. Witnessed one of the grandest sunset's of my life just below the summit!
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:45 pm

apachedinoFun scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009


Just wish the 4th class was longer. It was so much fun, but shorter than I thought.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 2:52 pm

ikedog50Did it  Sucess!
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:15 pm

PallandoTwo trips  Sucess!


Went up with some friends and loved it! So the next weekend, went up again with two different friends.
I don't know what to call this route... Came north on the PCT and lost the trail promptly. Came over the SW ridge and into the bowl, then turned East and went straight up the snow and scree face ( the first trip, we popped on top of the peak to the south first).
Nice and easy scramble up the summit block. Prepped me a little for Broken Top and Mt. Washington later in the year.
Love this mountain! Will probably be a favorite for a little while.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 10:25 pm

verdeleoneGlorious fall day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2008


Slip and trudge to the top with D. The summit block was a fun challenge. Feels good to have accomplished a long-time goal.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 3:09 am

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