Mount Olympus Climber's Log

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Harvest - Aug 21, 2018 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2018

West Ridge Route  Sucess!

Beautiful views! The standard route is in bad shape so we opted to climb the less frequently climbed West Ridge. Lots of route finding and loose rock.


yadahzoemtn - Jan 26, 2018 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2017

What a Trip this is!!!  Sucess!

With Tyler, Jack, Kevin, Michael, Broc and Jenny


Moogie737 - Aug 25, 2017 12:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2017

Hoh Hoh Hoh!  Sucess!

#1 8-22-17 Led by Tyler and Jack of Pacific Alpine Guides our team of five stalwarts successfully reached the rugged summit on a 13.5-hour day, blessed with a bluebird day and nearly ideal snow conditions. Left Glacier Meadows campsite at 2:35 a.m. and high-fived on the summit 8 hours later. Thanks also to excellent team members Lana, Kevin, Broc and Jenny.

mvkazit - Jul 11, 2017 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

Long day

Amazing scenery with very long approach.
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rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015


One of my finest memories


timtodd - Feb 15, 2016 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Across Blue Glacier  Sucess!

I am not really a mountaineer but if the climb is easy enough with minimal rope then I am willing to go. The climb was easy and incredibly beautiful for us. It was so easy I climbed in my merrell barefoot shoes. Here is the story.


dan-o - Aug 11, 2015 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015

Olympus  Sucess!

Finally off the list!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 5, 2015 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

Crystal pass route  Sucess!

Climbed with josh and Mike and Jayme over a beautiful 3 days! Beautiful mountain

Josh Calico

Josh Calico - Jul 3, 2015 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

Blue Glacier via Crystal Pass  Sucess!

We finished via the North Ridge route (5.4). The lower blue glacier had giant pools of water in later day, so it's a good idea to go higher before crossing over the mostly flat glacier.


seano - Jul 1, 2015 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

Dayhike  Sucess!

The Blue Glacier is amazing, reminding me more of the big, complicated glaciers I've seen up in Canada than the ones in the nearby Cascades. 10h12 car-to-car for an FKT. Trip report.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Jun 7, 2015 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2015

Stunningly Gorgeous Crystal Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with Matt Lemke and Josh Lewis in 3 days. We had to do the 5.4 North Ridge route since the bergshrund was already impassable this year. Not much I can add that hasn't already been said. Incredibly rewarding beauty and worth the visit.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jun 3, 2015 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1979

Birthday treat  Sucess!

Great climb for my 25th birthday with my friend Chris, Did the Blue glacier route during a heat wave - running water on the ice at 4AM. We were on top by 8:30 and down through the heat before it got too bad

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Aug 28, 2014 1:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Blue Glacier  Sucess!

Did it in 4 days with my friends Nik, Cameron and Dan. Great group and fabulous weather made an outstanding trip unforgettable. The Blue Glacier in August is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever beheld. We filled our canteens in one of the many streams running down the glacier and drank the naturally pure and refreshing water.


BKW - Jul 31, 2014 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

Three Day Special  Sucess!

We went Blue Glacier, Crystal Pass, to the west side summit block ascent. The east side scramble route was inaccessible due to a troublesome moat. The west side route was mostly class 4 with a 15-foot step that I'd call 5.4.
The washout area below Glacier Meadows has a new trail grade cut through it, so it is no longer a major obstacle.
PS. This mountain is stunningly beautiful. The Blue Glacier is unlike any other glacier I've seen or know of in the lower 48 with its low-grade terminus. Definitely worth the 44 mile round trip.


nickmech - May 1, 2014 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Blue Glacier  Sucess!

Long hike but worth every step. Beautiful area.


JRB - Aug 2, 2013 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

2nd time on the Blue  Sucess!

Came back from our first trip to the Blue in 2009 this time to get the summit. Perfect day.


AlexeyD - Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013

Amazing!  Sucess!

Beautiful summit day with undercast and views from Mt. Hood to Mt. Baker. Went up Crystal Pass and then took the North Ridge (5.4) variation to gain the summit. Route to Crystal Pass was still in fine shape, but goes between 2 large crevasses along a steep slope; a fall here would put the entire rope team into the lower crevasse, so be careful! Getting onto the North Ridge requires going around a moat that may have gotten bigger since we were there. There are currently a couple of (questionable) intermediate rap anchors en route, in case you brought less than a 60-m rope. Otherwise, with a 60 you can get all the way down to the snow from the big slung boulder near the summit. Not sure how much longer the route has this season due to the unusually large schrunds near CP, so glad to have gotten it when we did!


joshdreher - Jul 24, 2013 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

In a Day  Sucess!

I climbed Olympus round trip in 16 hrs 3 minutes. See my trip report


drdown - Nov 23, 2012 1:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Crystal Pass  Sucess!

Climbed Olympus for a charity group called Bay Area Wilderness Training. My favorite climb to date, perfect weather and unbeatable conditions. A truly profound experience. Will be back up there soon hopefully!

olygtx06 - Sep 22, 2012 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

summit  Sucess!

1x via Blue Glacier in three days. Probably my favorite climb.

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