Mount Olomana Climber's Log

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cjwhat

cjwhat - Nov 20, 2016 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2016

Slick mud  Sucess!

On way up I mentioned to Heidi that it was good it wasn't raining because it looked like the route would be really slick if wet. It started raining on top of the 1st peak. It was really slick on the way down -- like no way to not fall a couple of times slick. It is a beautiful climb.

Musisca - May 29, 2015 5:14 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2015

Exposure City

This is a brief but challenging hike. I'd recommend against this hike if you have any fear of heights or if you do not like exposure. Some basic technical climbing is preferable even though it isn't necessary. The big reason is that you have some easy vertical climbs of 10-20 feet, but making an error is very costly. I made the first summit, but stopped there. Wonderful views.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Mar 30, 2015 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2015

Olomana  Sucess!

It had rained the night before and the trail was really muddy and slick. I only went to the summit of the first peak. I really enjoyed this hike. Lush, green, ocean...what more could you want?

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 14, 2014 2:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2014

Three for three  Sucess!

An enjoyable scramble to all three summits in the early morning. Trip Report.

kevinsa

kevinsa - May 20, 2013 9:57 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2013

Mount Olomana  Sucess!

Awesome hike, great views, surprisingly technical towards the top. Definitely not for the average day hiker.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - May 4, 2013 8:27 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2013

Beautiful  Sucess!

A fun, quick excursion while attending the AAI meeting in Honolulu. Great scrambling and views near the top!

ExtremeD69 - Nov 26, 2011 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

Excellent!  Sucess!

Excellent day hike! Didn't get to do the other two peaks but plan to do them soon! I didn't think it was as hard as alot of people made it out to be. No 4 or 5 hour hike! More like 2 or 3. Still had fun when it came to the rock climbing part! Excellent trip!

Levi

Levi - Mar 15, 2011 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Couldn't pass this one up!  Sucess!

I had to make this summit before our vacation was over. My buddy and I planned on going to the first summit and calling it a day. Once we got to the top I couldn't resist the lure of the other two. My friend headed down and waited for me. The views were spectacular on all three peaks and the third summit is definitely worth the time! Took about 50 min to summit and then another 30 min to reach the third peak. Great trip and amazing hike! Now they just have to open up the Haiku Stairs...

Vasler

Vasler - Dec 24, 2010 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2010

Windward Fins  Sucess!

The most fantastic hike in Oahu. Overlooking Kailua bay, you get to scramble up clay, root, and then narrow rock blade. Some ropes are in place as well for help up and easy rappel.

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Nov 8, 2010 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2007

Oh My Olomana!  Sucess!

Ran up from the golf course with a few guys (BYU-Hawaii Cross Country team) on a nice day that got stormy on us. Did all three summits which were awesome and got some incredible pictures. The views are unbelievable and the trail is as fun as they come in my opinion. Booked it down off the mountain as the storm started to rage.

jczog

jczog - Aug 1, 2010 12:21 pm

Incredible Day Hike in Paradise  Sucess!

Amazing 360 and occasional helicopters passing by :)

Alika

Alika - May 14, 2010 1:36 pm

Few Times, Good Fun  Sucess!

Can't remember any of the exact dates, but have done all 3 summits

MaineMountainMan - Jul 30, 2009 1:21 am

MtO  Sucess!

I just keep coming back to this mountain over and over again. The third peak is well worth it if you are not intimidated by heights.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 25, 2008 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2004

Fun  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. Flying into Oahu for a conference, this peak called out to be climbed. I was happy to find that there was an established (and as it turns out quite exciting) route to the top.

theronmoon

theronmoon - Jan 4, 2007 9:45 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2006

Island Peak  Sucess!

Beautiful climb up the standard route. The clay and rocky class 3 sections were interesting. The summit is amazing, didn't make it to the other two summits.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Dec 18, 2005 1:59 am

Route Climbed: Olomana Trail Date Climbed: December 16, 2005  Sucess!

What a fun climb! The views were just amazing. Dry conditions made the trail and the rock sections easier. Did not traverse to the third summit because of time constraints.

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 23, 2005 8:52 pm

Route Climbed: Olomana Trail Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

Fun! This short, steep climb is definitely a highlight on Oahu. Highly recommended. The difficulty keeps the tourists away. The scrambling was really enjoyable.

Deb

Deb - Feb 4, 2003 8:28 am

Route Climbed: Olomana Trail Date Climbed: 2 February 2003

What an awesome postcard view of Oahu! I badgered a friend to follow me up this spine of a mountain and we made the first peak to find winds gusting around 17mph. Trail was fairly slick since the couple of weeks' worth of rain hadn't soak in yet but the rock scrambling went well considering in some sections if you slip you will definitely have a quick trip straight down! Slight fear factor for the inexperienced. A very beautiful hike.

John

John - Sep 23, 2002 11:06 pm

Route Climbed: Olomana Trail Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2002  Sucess!

This was only the fourth hike I've done with my brother Norm in the past 10 years or so. The other three were the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (a nice adventure), Katahdin, and the Beehive Trail at Acadia. On Katahdin, we turned around when we ran into 60 mph winds on an exposed class 3 ridge (and then drove to Bar Harbor to eat lobster). This time, we didn't have any wind, but my brother was giving me that "are you crazy" look again when he saw the class 3 rock and the rope just below the summit. We made it up to the first/highest summit but didn't continue to the second and third peaks due to a late start and the rain. After returning to Honolulu for a much needed shower and change of clothes, we headed out to Todai for an awesome all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet - lots of sushi and everything else!

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