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HiTGoats!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Saw my first goat which made up for no views.
Posted Dec 30, 2010 3:45 pm

CzechMarkFirst peak in the Olympics  Sucess!


Awesome on the first ascent. Went back a couple weeks ago and down-climbed a few hundred feet on the SW ridge from the summit. Awesome, steep, exposed class 3. I know everyone goes to Mt. Washington, but has anyone here done the SW ridge of Ellinor? Looks like it leads to the Staircase area. Possible bushwhacking involved.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 9:15 pm

MachSixInteresting in Deep Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


First snow camping outing for a class. It had just recently snowed a lot, so making our way from about 2 miles below the lower TH to just out of the trees was interesting, especially with students and overnight gear. After setting up camp, myself, a few other instructors and students decided to kick steps to the summit for the rest of the team and then try for A Peak the next day. Fun times
Posted Aug 2, 2010 5:42 pm

climbnshootGreat day for a climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


A very fun and accessible climb. We had great weather a good views of the Hood Canal and Mt Rainier. Basically this was a hike until the final 1,000 feet, which steepens up to nearly 45ยบ. There wasn't anything dangerous in the ascent chute so you could presumably climb it w/o an iceaxe, but why not just bring one! :) It will definitely help you on the glissade.

I took a few photos and put them on my Flickr account:

Posted Mar 26, 2010 10:23 pm

mtncorgNice intro to the Olympics  Sucess!


Good chance to see goats and a nice view of Seattle and Tacoma from here and Washington. The traverse over to Mt Washington is a grand day alpine adventure.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:35 pm

SnowsloggerMy first mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1981


My first mountain way back. A cool one and a great traverse to Washington (a little on the exposed side though the way I went).
Posted Dec 28, 2009 11:55 pm

mountainmattSnow filled gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


Great view!
Posted Oct 8, 2009 2:46 pm

ericwillhiteAugust snowfall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1990


Went up as a boy scout in August, surprised to find it snowing at the summit.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 1:47 am

TimmyCLovely, if a bit crowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007


Parked at upper trailhead. Trail was a bit busy. Lovely views and beautiful summit.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 7:53 pm

bikejrEllinor with early fall snow.
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008


Just enough snow/ice on trail to keep early crowds down. Nice fall day.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 4:48 pm

EastKingGood views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


It was hot (for Washington State) but it was a beautiful hike. Crowded as usual but a fun leg stretcher before Rainier.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 2:14 am

mtndaveA Real Gem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


One of my top 5 favorite climbs, has everything for a non-technical route. The goats were impressive to watch as they walked down the steep ravine off the summit, on the west side. Definitely returning with family and friends in the future. Cant wait to glissade down!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 11:40 pm

RedwicTwo Summits, One Day!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


Fellow SPer "Gimpilator" and I summited Mount Ellinor in the morning, taking in the views and seeing at least 15 mountain goats, but then wondered about also summiting neighboring peak Mount Washington via the ridgeline traverse between them. The traverse looked a little too dicey without snowpack covering the entire ridgeline, so we went all the way down to the trailhead and ascended Mount Washington from its south trailhead. 5700' elevation gain in one day was great.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:39 am

gimpilatorShort But Very Rewarding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


Redwic and I made quick work of this one stopping only to gape at a few goats along the way. We had tentative plans to attempt the traverse over to Mount Washington but it appeared to be lacking the necessary snow cover. We returned to the car and then climbed Washington from the standard route. 5700+ feet of total gain. What a day!
Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:37 am

Trevin ZieglerEllinor  Sucess!

Trevin Ziegler

Great conditioning climb. Great views. Great goats. Easy enough for beginners (if clear of snow). May want to go up and down a few times to really get a good work out. Trail is nice and steep in parts!
Posted Jun 12, 2009 7:54 pm

ScottNScoutGoats and Dogs  Sucess!


I would have to say this was the first time I can face to face with a mountian goat and he wasnt having it. Thought for sure I was going to get bucked off the mountain. Even funnier was the amount of dogs that make it up there. My count was three on that day. Goats or Dogs it didnt matter if was a great climb/hike up.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 1:55 am

MountainjeffGreat Sunny Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009


The road was clear to the lower trailhead, but a snow bank prevented further driving. It should melt out in a couple weeks. Consistent snow started about a quarter mile below the chute. The chute had slushy snow that had fallen last week. There has been an avalanche all the way down the chute several days ago. The conditions seem to have stabilized. I reached the summit in 2 hrs and the glissade only took 15 minutes.It was a great day.
Posted May 17, 2009 12:29 am

Merlin736Olympic Gold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006


Overcast, cool, with light precip and felt like winter still with the fire road snowed in. Lots of post holing without snowshoes. Stomach deep pristine snow from the base of the avalanche chute and pristine all the way to the summit. Topped out around 4:03 PM and sky cleared enough to see Mt. Washington bathed in partial light, the various cornices, and other peaks, spectacular! Sunrise and sunsets are also amazing. 360 degree color.
Posted Mar 7, 2009 9:13 am

sourstraw10th time is the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008


I've climbed Ellinor 10 times now ... great training climb for me ... always fun coming back down.
Posted Jan 13, 2009 12:50 am

Curtissimoup with Magellan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1999


wanted to descend the ridge over to Washington but we turned back on steep cliffs
Posted Dec 20, 2008 4:22 pm

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