Mount Olympus Climber's Log

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jlars323 - Jun 6, 2018 3:21 pm

Mount Olympus  Sucess!

Reached the summit with several friends in early summer (late May or early June) in 2016. There was no snow left on the peak at this time of year.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Nov 11, 2017 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2017

Olympus  Sucess!

Despite the urban trailhead, it is actually a really cool hike and mountain. 1:44 from car to summit. It was really steep!

Clubbox42

Clubbox42 - Jul 5, 2017 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2017

Tough One  Sucess!

Climbed this with a hiking group early in the morning. Another group member and I blasted up to the saddle in 2 hours and waited 40 minutes for the group to gather before we all finished the neat scramble to the summit. We chilled, soaked in the amazing views, took pics, and noted a small rattler relaxing in the shade of a small rock before starting down. A different group member and I sped from the saddle to the bottom in a little over an hour, and we passed a climber being carried down on a stretcher just before the trailhead. A solemn reminder of what can happen even to the best of us. We waited for the rest of the group to finish the very hot descent before loading up in the cars and heading out. An intense climb well worth the effort!

BKiser90

BKiser90 - Oct 16, 2016 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

Olympus Mons  Sucess!

Climbed up via the trail. Left late in the day so most of the crowds were heading down on our way up. Saw a good sized rattler on the lower slopes. The trail was definitely steeper than I expected. A dang good workout. As soon as we scrambled to the top a storm came through forcing us to descend sooner than we would have liked to. Great views back into the Mt. Olympus Wilderness.

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Aug 3, 2016 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2016

Very hot free solo  Sucess!

Free solo climbed the West Slab route in 102 degree heat. After reaching the top of Olympus I decided to downclimb the West Slabs due to the fact that I did not have a shuttle car and the trail would have spit me out several miles away from where I parked. The route was not too bad to down climb although it was a bit more difficult than the ascent. Saw a huge beehive at the base of the slabs(climbers right on the way up). All in all a great easy climb, even if it was ridiculously hot.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - May 25, 2016 12:41 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

Climbed a few routes Greuts and West slabs.

DarkHorse

DarkHorse - Sep 23, 2015 3:01 pm

Great Sunday Hike  Sucess!

Took our pups with us, they made it even up the final scramble. It was strenuous going up, but once to the saddle, we were able to make good time to the summit. Beautiful sunset on the way down, as we hit the bottom of the trail, it was full dark and the view of Salt Lake City at night was stunning.

ridings82

ridings82 - Aug 24, 2015 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2015

Various Ascents  Sucess!

From the Mount Olympus Trailhead - 02/08/2015, 03/21/2015, 06/27/2015, 09/10/2016

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Aug 23, 2015 7:54 pm

Various ascents  Sucess!

South Summit: Climbed 540 times via Mount Olympus Trail (531), Geurt's Ridge (4) and West Slabs (5)

3/2/16, 3/1/16, 2/28/16, 2/27/16, 2/24/16, 2/20/16, 2/17/16, 2/7/16, 2/6/16, 1/31/16, 1/23/16, 1/19/16, 1/17/16, 1/4/16, 12/19/15, 12/13/15, 12/12/15, 12/8/15, 12/5/15, 11/1/15, 8/22/15, 7/12/15, 6/22/15, 5/26/15, 5/25/15, 5/12/15, 4/18/15, 4/11/15, 4/4/15, 3/28/15, 3/21/15, 3/15/15, 3/7/15, 3/2/15, 2/28/15, 2/21/15, 2/18/15, 2/15/15, 12/7/14, 10/31/14, 9/15/14, 9/10/14, 8/27/14(x2), 8/24/14, 8/22/14, 8/17/14, 8/16/14, 8/9/14, 8/3/14, 8/2/14, 7/28/14, 7/22/14, 7/20/14, 7/19/14, 7/13/14, 7/12/14, 7/11/14, 7/8/14, 7/6/14, 7/4/14, 6/28/14, 6/26/14, 6/22/14, 6/21/14, 6/13/14, 6/7/14, 6/6/14, 6/1/14, 5/31/14, 5/17/14, 5/16/14, 5/15/14, 5/12/14, 5/10/14, 5/4/14, 5/2/14, 5/1/14, 4/6/14, 3/16/14, 3/8/14, 2/22/14, 2/17/14, 2/15/14, 2/6/14, 1/25/14, 1/23/14, 1/20/14, 1/18/14, 1/12/14, 1/5/14, 1/1/14, 11/27/13, 10/2/13, 9/1/13, 8/17/13, 7/20/13, 6/21/13, 6/16/13, 6/9/13, 5/17/13, 5/12/13, 5/10/13, 4/11/13, 4/6/13, 3/30/13, 2/2/13, 1/5/13, 12/23/12, 10/28/12, 10/19/12, 8/12/12, 8/5/12, 8/4/12, 6/16/12, 6/15/12, 6/8/12, 6/3/12, 5/18/12, 5/12/12, 4/21/12, 4/20/12, 4/15/12, 4/13/12, 4/8/12, 4/7/12(x2), 4/5/12, 3/31/12, 3/25/12, 3/24/12, 3/23/12, 3/22/12, 3/16/12, 3/15/12, 3/11/12, 3/10/12, 3/9/12, 3/3/12, 2/26/12, 2/25/12, 2/11/12, 2/5/12, 2/4/12, 1/29/12, 1/27/12, 1/22/12, 1/20/12, 1/2/12, 1/1/12, 12/31/11, 12/30/11, 12/24/11, 12/23/11, 12/18/11, 12/13/11, 12/10/11, 12/8/11, 12/6/11, 12/4/11, 11/23/11, 11/11/11, 11/6/11, 10/2/11, 9/30/11, 9/24/11, 9/23/11, 9/18/11, 9/17/11, 9/11/11, 9/10/11, 8/19/11, 7/24/11, 7/22/11, 7/16/11, 7/15/11, 6/26/11, 6/10/11(x2), 5/28/11, 5/22/11, 5/21/11(x2), 5/20/11, 5/6/11, 5/1/11, 4/29/11, 4/22/11, 4/10/11, 4/9/11, 3/13/11, 3/5/11, 3/4/11, 3/2/11, 2/27/11, 2/21/11, 2/19/11, 2/18/11, 2/13/11, 2/6/11, 2/4/11, 1/30/11, 1/22/11, 1/21/11, 1/17/11, 1/14/11, 1/7/11, 1/2/11, 1/1/11, 12/31/10, 12/24/10, 12/23/10, 12/17/10, 12/13/10, 12/12/10, 12/11/10, 12/5/10, 12/4/10, 12/1/10, 11/27/10, 11/25/10, 11/22/10, 11/21/10, 11/20/10, 11/19/10, 11/18/10, 11/13/10, 11/11/10, 11/5/10, 10/23/10, 10/22/10, 10/15/10, 10/3/10, 9/24/10, 9/11/10, 9/10/10, 8/29/10, 8/27/10, 7/30/10, 7/10/10, 7/9/10, 7/2/10, 6/4/10(x5), 5/28/10, 5/21/10, 5/15/10, 5/2/10, 4/25/10, 4/18/10, 4/11/10, 4/10/10, 4/9/10, 4/4/10, 4/3/10, 4/2/10, 3/28/10, 3/27/10, 3/26/10, 3/21/10, 3/19/10, 3/13/10, 3/7/10, 3/6/10, 2/28/10, 2/27/10, 2/26/10, 2/21/10, 2/20/10, 2/19/10, 2/15/10, 2/14/10, 2/7/10, 2/6/10, 2/5/10, 1/30/10, 1/29/10, 1/24/10, 1/23/10, 1/22/10, 1/15/10, 1/8/10, 1/3/10, 1/2/10, 12/29/09, 12/24/09, 12/20/09, 12/19/09, 12/12/09, 12/10/09, 12/3/09, 12/2/09, 12/1/09, 11/30/09, 11/29/09, 11/28/09, 11/27/09, 11/26/09. 11/25/09, 11/22/09, 11/21/09, 11/20/09, 11/15/09, 11/14/09, 11/13/09. 11/11/09, 10/25/09, 10/24/09, 10/23/09(x2), 10/18/09, 10/17/09, 10/16/09(x2), 10/12/09, 10/11/09, 10/10/09, 10/9/09(x2), 10/3/09, 10/2/09, 9/20/09, 9/18/09, 9/13/09, 9/11/09, 9/7/09, 9/4/09, 8/29/09, 8/28/09(x2), 8/23/09, 8/22/09, 8/7/09, 7/26/09, 7/3/09, 7/2/09, 6/26/09, 6/21/09, 6/19/09, 6/14/09, 6/12/09, 6/5/09(x4), 5/29/09, 5/28/09, 5/16/09, 5/8/09, 5/3/09, 5/1/09, 4/25/09, 4/24/09, 4/18/09, 4/17/09, 4/11/09, 4/10/09, 4/5/09, 4/3/09, 3/29/09, 3/28/09, 3/21/09, 3/20/09, 3/19/09, 3/13/09, 3/8/09, 3/6/09, 3/1/09, 2/28/09, 2/27/09, 2/22/09, 2/20/09, 2/16/09, 2/13/09, 2/8/09, 2/6/09, 2/5/09, 1/31/09, 1/30/09, 1/25/09, 1/23/09, 1/19/09, 1/16/09, 1/15/09, 1/11/09, 1/9/09, 1/4/09, 1/2/09, 12/31/08, 12/29/08, 12/27/08, 12/24/08, 12/22/08, 12/19/08, 12/17/08, 12/15/08, 12/12/08, 12/10/08, 12/7/08, 12/5/08, 12/3/08, 12/1/08, 11/28/08, 11/27/08, 11/26/08, 11/25/08, 11/24/08, 11/23/08, 11/22/08, 11/21/08, 11/16/08, 11/14/08, 11/11/08, 11/8/08, 11/7/08, 10/31/08, 10/25/08(x3), 10/24/08, 10/17/08, 10/12/08, 10/10/08, 10/5/08, 10/3/08, 9/19/08, 9/12/08, 9/5/08, 8/15/08, 8/8/08, 8/1/08, 7/25/08, 7/18/08, 7/11/08, 7/4/08, 6/22/08, 6/20/08, 6/14/08, 6/13/08, 6/8/08, 6/6/08, 5/30/08, 5/25/08, 5/24/08, 5/9/08, 5/4/08, 5/3/08, 5/2/08, 4/25/08, 4/19/08, 4/18/08, 4/6/08, 4/4/08, 3/28/08, 3/16/08, 3/15/08, 3/9/08, 3/7/08, 2/29/08, 2/28/08, 2/17/08, 2/15/08, 2/10/08, 1/20/08, 1/2/08, 11/9/07, 9/21/07, 4/1/07, 1/28/07, 1/18/07, 1/15/07, 1/13/07, 1/7/07, 1/2/07, 1/1/07, 12/26/06, 12/24/06, 12/20/06, 12/18/06, 12/15/06, 12/14/06, 12/8/06, 12/7/06, 12/5/06, 12/3/06, 11/26/06, 11/23/06, 11/19/06, 11/17/06, 10/22/06, 10/9/06, 9/17/06, 9/10/06, 6/8/06, 5/29/06, 5/20/06, 5/19/06, 4/21/06, 4/9/06, 3/31/06, 3/18/06, 3/17/06, 3/11/06, 3/10/06, 3/5/06, 3/3/06, 2/26/06, 2/25/06, 2/24/06, 2/20/06, 2/17/06, 12/30/05, 12/24/05, 12/18/05, 12/7/05, 11/23/05, 11/19/05, 10/15/05, 10/10/05, 5/28/05, 5/15/05, 5/1/05, 3/5/05, 12/27/04, 12/17/04, 12/14/04, 11/25/04, 11/6/04, 7/5/04, 5/23/04, 5/16/04, 1/17/04, 1/31/03, 2/3/02, 1/27/01, 7/28/91, 6/20/81

North Summit: Climbed 8 times via West Slabs

6/22/15, 5/16/14, 5/3/14, 10/17/09, 5/29/09, 10/31/08, 6/5/05, 5/27/05

wollv13

wollv13 - Aug 17, 2015 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2015

Great Day hike  Sucess!

Just a great hike for a great day off!

J. W. Hall

J. W. Hall - Jul 27, 2015 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Oly  Sucess!

Guided my bro in law; nice hike

TonyTheJet

TonyTheJet - Jun 14, 2015 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

Fun Climb--Lots of People  Sucess!

I was able to summit in a record time for me, despite the very crowded trail. It seems that Sunday has become a more popular hiking day in the last few years.

This trail always has a fun vibe, though, with a good mix of people out on the trail.

harbor

harbor - May 30, 2015 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2015

Olympus :)  Sucess!

Climbed 02-07-15 and 04-03-2015.

elijahgregory

elijahgregory - May 11, 2015 12:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

~10% grade  Sucess!

10/18/14

Bryce - Mar 17, 2015 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2015

1st time up  Sucess!

Wonderful hike. Slushy snow and mud half-way up. Clear on the final scramble. Packed snow on summit. Lovely sunset on the way down.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jan 14, 2015 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2015

Consolation  Sucess!

I had to do something with myself after tearing my A2 pulley. I figured it be a good time to get back to my roots of pure exploration. Packed snow on the trail with somewhat sketchy melting slabs on rock higher up. Saw a small slab avalanche on the way down.

SabineInUtah

SabineInUtah - Nov 11, 2014 6:11 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2012

Steep!  Sucess!

Climbed with RB. More strenuous than one would expect. Nice scramble just below the summit and great summit consisting of a jumble of large boulders.

x4wheeling

x4wheeling - Nov 7, 2014 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Solid hike  Sucess!

Main trail,
7/8/08, 08/14/09, 11/12/12 (snow)

West slabs
10/13/14

mfox79

mfox79 - Oct 30, 2014 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2014

West Slabs  Sucess!

A fun but run out route. I think we pitched it out in 8-9 leads. definitely this would be a great spring training climb for bigger alpine objectives. the decent was maybe a bit harder than the climb. I was able to rappel with a single 60m rope and was glad to have brought it.

edge

edge - Sep 20, 2014 2:24 am

Fun scrambling  Sucess!

Climbed up in 1hr 45min from the standard trail. Scrambling was fun near the top and the views of the Cottonwood Ridge and the Salt Lake Valley are spectacular!

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