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

RyanMountain

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

rmick25

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

apachedino

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!
yay
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:15 pm

PallandoTwo trips  Sucess!

Pallando

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

verdeleone

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

Fred SpickerWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

Fred Spicker

Climbed with Moni.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 8:11 am

MoniFine day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

Moni

With Fred. Great weather and good views.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 7:17 pm

crnhlioWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2004

crnhlio

Fun solo, and later the GF's first Mtn!
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:29 am

wrassleman07thielsen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

wrassleman07

one of the most fun mountains i have been on, crazy steep, but no gear necessary for the brave, lol, saw a 65yr old man with crazy outdoor muscles bust up the mountain and claim the top.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 2:57 am

Dan WinterWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2003

Dan Winter

My partner and I opted to bring a 30 meter 7 Mil. rope and a set of stoppers. It was too short to rappel the summit block so we just put a few pieces in on the way down. Seemed better than a heavy pack or a risky fall.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 2:28 am

jessbeeSnowy wonderland
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

jessbee

Perfect weekend for a camping trip. Melting, mixed snow and rock conditions prevented us from climbing the summit block. Super trip.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 10:58 pm

RyanTaro76Favorite Hike Around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1999
I hiked up Thielson three times in school, and photograph it whenever I can get down there. Its profile is so different and almost Alp-like. The view from the top, complete with those white moths, is indescribable. Can't wait to hike it again.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 1:57 pm

morrison_ryanAwesome Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

morrison_ryan

I loved the scramble at the top. The weather was great, but the mosquitoes were horrible! Definitely recommended.
Posted Feb 3, 2008 11:03 pm

AdamusWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007
Awesome climb! Glad I started early as there were a lot of people on the trail. First one up that day. The Class 4 was pretty easy. The views were great.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 4:21 am

mountaingazelleWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

mountaingazelle

We climbed up the west ridge of Mount Thielsen. The summit pinnacle was a fun scramble and easier than expected. There were good handholds and no need for a rope. Good weather and view from the summit. Nice mountain climb.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 2:17 am

YEMWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

YEM

Mazama climb that convinced me that class 4 can be done without a rope here. Of course, it was nice that our leader set a fixed line. If standing on the east side, below the rock, climb up the right side, it's much easier. We avoided a t-storm over Crater Lake, though it did make us nervous.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 4:50 pm

vancouver islanderBeware of idiots  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

vancouver islander

With fellow V Islanders Graham and Tony and my cousin Patsy from the UK and her husband Keith. Great climb up the W ridge and summit block in under 4h on a perfect day and as the last of a 3 volcano trip.

Soloed and downclimbed the Class 4 summit block with no technical difficulty. Bit stiffer than I expected I must say.

Objective danger was there aplenty, however, in the shape of an unspeakably incompetant and dangerous church group from somewhere in Boondocksville, OR. I'm thinking of entitling the TR "The Power of Faith".

Someone should remove or re-tie the rap station up there. Since we were soloing we had nothing to replace it with and as foreigners, didn't think it our place to remove it. There are two short tapes around the selected horn JOINED by the rap ring! Doh...........
Posted Aug 8, 2007 11:05 am

jclementsEarly up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

jclements

Dep. TH at 0320, summit by 0650. Headed up to do South Sister in afternoon.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 12:13 am

bmwboarder7Epic Adventure

bmwboarder7

We snowshoed into treeline in the dead of winter, and dug a snow cave for the night. In the morning we headed for the summit. We ended up ditching our snowboards because of avalanche danger. Then we had to ditch our snowshoes for crampons towards the end as it got steep. Finally we were ice climbing towards the top when we realized it was getting dark, and clouds were moving in. We climbed down (were within 30 ft of the summit) but too slowly, we were caught in a storm. After hours of searching for our stuff, we ended up plowing down towards the treeline for protection. We couldn't find our snowshoes, or our snowcave with our bags. Luckily we had a shovel, so we dug a new cave which we still froze inside (15F). We survived with minor frostbite on one of my toes, and luckily it was sunny the next day so I was able to go back up and find our gear and head home.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 11:31 pm

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