Climbed 4 times, twice via the standard route, once in summer once in winter. Once on the north face to the north summit and then traversed to the south and down the standard route it's a great route up top but horrible bushwacking for the first bit plus lots of rattle snakes I almost got bit by one in a stream bed, and most recently up Geurt's Ridge by far my favorite route, although it is recommended to rope up it is really not necessary except for the two rappels.
Since the trail faces West, this is one of the first summits you can hike in the Wasatch. I climb it a few times each year.
Long hot hike. 3,500' in 3.5 miles all up.
Fun hike! STEEP! It's an amazing view of Salt Lake City from the summit at one in the morning.
Really fun hike, and only a 10 minute drive from my house!
06/17/2006 - I hiked up this one with Asher and realized just how long it had been sice I had last hiked. We decended Tolcat canyon.
08/30/2007 - Nice morning hike all by myself.
I could also have titled this "Don't hike when its 100 degrees outside." Went through my 3 liters of water on the way up. Luckily there was a group at the summit that gave me plenty of water for the way down. Overall a great hike just outside of the city!
Climbed with Susan in April 2005 and June 2006 -- very hot and steep. Although the majority of the trail is not very scenic as compared to other Wasatch climbs, the fun scramble towards the top and the summit views make this climb worth the effort. Looking forward to climbing this mountain in the winter.
Been to the top of this mountain four times. A great hike with a fun scramble at the top.
Climbed at least once, usually more, every year since 2000.
Can a climb go on forever? That's what we were thinking after about 15 pitches of 5.6. This is a great beginner's alpine climb. It is nice and laid back and had good pro all the way up. We ended up climbing huge full rope pitches on a 70 meter rope. This would be an easy route to free solo, but I don't suggest it. Best to descend the way you came up, we tried to hike off the backside and ended up on a nightmarish bushwhack late into the night. Amazing views all the way up make up for the less challenging climbing that is required.
Nice hike with a fun scramble at the end.
Fourth time up to the south summit 05/14/06, 07/20/05, 07/03/05, and 5/13/04
North summit 07/20/05, from neffs canyon and 11/25/04
July last year was my trip up Olympus, it took my legs a little by surprise. Very beautiful hike, I heard a few snakes run off about 15 min after that first little creek. I have done the hike several times after, I hope to do it this week :)
A great run after work. I know a man who has summitted Olympus at least once in each consecutive MONTH for over ten years!
Summited this baby several times back when I was a Runnin' Redskin at the U of U in the early 1960s.
I finally got my lazy butt up to Mount Olympus today. My new Yaktrax worked great (on the way up), and I had the summit to myself. I scoped out some of the tricky looking Wildcat Ridge- very rugged! A family of goats came to see me trying to get down the snowy trail from the summit...maybe it was the sound of the metal on the Yaktrax?
First February ascent of Olympus for me. Others in May-November.
The snow was great climbing up. The trail was slick coming down. Crampons or some kind of traction on our boots would have been very helpful.
4/2/2011 - Windy and warm. Snow conditions were completely different from last week. Climbed with Brian.
3/26/2011 - Snow climb with Ammon and Brian.
4/28/2007 - Nice little half day outing with Ammon, Kurt and Rob.
12/9/06 - Failed attempt. We stopped a few hundred feet from the top due to poor visibility and a heavy snow storm.
Summer 2004 - Great hike and a terrific view of the valley. Start early and bring plenty of water. Also, watch out for rattlesnakes around the bottom. I about stepped on two on the way down.