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ScrambledLeggsVia PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012


I climbed Thielsen as a side trip during my thru hike.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 8:53 pm

JoelSkokWest Side from Diamond Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1979


Climbed Thielsen half a dozen times in '79 and '80. Spectacular mountain, dramatic climb. Surprisingly easy despite wicked appearance
Posted Sep 13, 2012 10:15 pm

AlexeyDsmoky!  Sucess!


Lots of folks out on mountain despite the hazy conditions due to the nearby forest fires. Brought a rope and some gear for the summit pinnacle and happily used it to quickly bypass a party with a fixed line by climbing around them up slightly more technical terrain on the left (felt like low fifth class). Would likely be OK without rope on the standard variation, but why not?
Posted Aug 27, 2012 2:56 pm

splattskiFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


We went light and had the summit pinnacle to ourselves, even on a busy Saturday with 14 cars in the parking lot.
Trip report
Posted Jul 29, 2012 1:28 pm

rick6003Mt Theilson, so much fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011


Actually , I have climbed Theislon a few times. I did it solo and with no ropes the first time. Second time was with a group and we used a fixed line. Going again in August with a group I will be leading. Its a very fun climb always. The veiw is amazing and standing out on the pinnacle is quite thrilling. It a long ways down. It is a easy climb but a mistake will have some serious consequences.
Posted Jul 26, 2012 12:26 pm

RedwicBlue Skies, No Lightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012


I asked Thor and Zeus to each keep their lightning spears away while I was at the mountain. ;-)

The Mount Thielsen Trail was easy, then the climber's trail was enjoyable and scenic, and then the last 80' ascent was the icing on the mountain cake. First successful summiter of the day, and solo. The summit views were spectacular in all directions. At the ledge I enjoyed the company of Marie and Gene (the latter of whom summited right after me), and I had several great conversations with climbers during the descent. Several of them convinced me that I should visit nearby Mount Scott while I was in the area, and that I could not hope for better weather. I became convinced to tag another Top 100 peak that was not on my original "to do" list for this trip. But, ultimately, Mount Thielsen was the highlight of my weekend.

This was the fourth (and, in my opinion, the best) of seven Top 100 peaks summited in Oregon during a 3-1/2 day timeframe.
Posted Jul 24, 2012 6:42 pm

nicozoneMazama Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Went on a Mazama climb for this one. The weather couldn't have been any nicer; blue skies without a single cloud. We roped up for the summit pinnacle, since we were a group of 10 and the club policy says you have to. But I don't think I will rope up again next time I go on my own.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 3:08 am

Troy BWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012

Troy B

Watched the sunrise from the top, excellent climb up.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 6:03 pm

Nick TurturaDouble Header  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2011

Nick Turtura

Bringing gear next time.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 11:42 pm

vanagon2Fulgurite out
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


wasn't feeling the last bit, but was peaking well enough to enjoy the trip
Posted May 13, 2012 1:22 am

santanoniNot too bad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011


Looks hairy from the base, but the pitch at the end is not so bad. Looking down the north face though, now there's some exposure.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 11:44 am

bedellympiangreat tip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2011


Friend in Ashland told me to go for it since I was headed North through Crater Lake. Exhilirating scramble.
Posted Oct 21, 2011 1:41 pm

klwagarfun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011


easy slog up some scree and a nice bouldery pitch to the end, great views
Posted Sep 19, 2011 12:09 am

Infected Mushroomx2  Sucess!

Infected Mushroom

Awesome climb.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 11:07 pm

sprossedaVery nice summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011


Heavy snow year, so some of the trail in woods was lost in the snow. Solo trad lead 1 pitch to summit and anchored rope for others coming up later on. Great view, great day, fun class 4 rock. Bathed in Diamond Lake afterwards. Very enjoyable!
Posted Aug 11, 2011 11:51 am

IcemansurfSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Only one car in the parking lot, guy was going down as I went up. I didn't have any information about the trail or climb except the map at the trailhead, so I wasn't expecting to make the summit. Snow on the trail through the trees, absolutely NOBODY around, made it up the ridge and scouted the summit. Went up one way and saw certain death on the NW ridge, then went around the SE side and Class 4ed my ass up. Definitely some exposure but the holds are nice. Super stoked to make the top. Nice day with incredible views, a little over 3 hours up. The decent included face planting in the snow after sliding on my feet a little too fast, and losing the trail in the snow, but getting back on with about a mile to go.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 8:41 pm

ClarenceVMy future Wife  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1988
I climbed Mt Thielsen with my girlfriend and her dad and sister. Her love of outdoors, amoung other things, convinced
me I should make her my wife. And married we were!! Yes we all summitted, I will always this climb.
Posted May 29, 2011 1:57 am

OOGwest ridge  Sucess!


Watched a thunderstorm build up over crater lake as I went up. Awesome peak, I'll climb this one again.
Posted Jan 27, 2011 11:21 pm

iquest4itLightening Rod of The Cascades  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2001


This is one of those climbs that you can do without a rope, but you kind of wished you had one halfway up, and especially to rap down on. Great climb - very small summit with 6 people on it.
Posted Dec 25, 2010 6:24 am

mrbynumLabor Day weekend 2010  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Had a fantastic time climbing, managed to get a group of 9 up and down safely. Set a fixed line on the way up and used a second rope for a rap down. Fantastic weather for the majority of the day with a couple of clouds rolling over the summit as we descended the scree. Even with a 7AM start there were plenty of people in line to head up the summit block, ended up taking an extra couple of hours beyond the estimated round trip time.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 1:02 pm

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