Mount Olympus Climber's Log

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Dorkteam6 - Jun 14, 2006 6:37 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

Nice climb  Sucess!

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


Sarcasticseth - May 10, 2006 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005

Mt Olympus Trail  Sucess!

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 :)

mtn runr

mtn runr - Apr 10, 2006 11:04 pm

Many times  Sucess!

A great run after work. I know a man who has summitted Olympus at least once in each consecutive MONTH for over ten years!


trinityalpsman - Mar 22, 2006 5:06 am

Olympus back when  Sucess!

Summited this baby several times back when I was a Runnin' Redskin at the U of U in the early 1960s.


nebben - Feb 27, 2006 2:21 am Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2006

Many...all by Standard Route  Sucess!

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.


madjohnbo - Feb 21, 2006 4:50 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

Mt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!

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.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Jan 29, 2006 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

Route Climbed: Mt. Olympus Trail  Sucess!

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.


madsjim - Jan 15, 2006 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: Summer of 2000

This was my first mountain in the Wasatch and I loved the last scramble to the top, exposure is what makes it fun

-Climbed 2/20/06, snow was nice, but no summit views because of a cloud, I highly recommend it in winter.


D-bo - Jan 7, 2006 5:10 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Olympus Trail Date Climbed: May 1999  Sucess!

Foggy, drizzly day. Couldn't see the valley from summit. Maybe next time.


PellucidWombat - Jan 4, 2006 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: December 30, 2005  Sucess!

Did this hike with Joe Bullough just to get out during bad weather. I had to slow down as I hadn't worn my mountaineering boots all fall, but we still made the summit in 2:40. We encountered the worst climbing conditions we've yet experienced on this route, with most of the class 3 portion covered in verglass, which made for a fun/interesting climb w/o crampons or an ice axe!


mountianeer1080 - Nov 19, 2005 12:22 pm

Route Climbed: NW Face Date Climbed: 10/26/05  Sucess!

First long multi-pitch climb. It took us all day I know that, it was 12 pitches. I'm guessing it was between 1,500 and 2,000 feet. It was not that steep, pretty easy climbing but just really long. We were both pretty worn out by the time we got to the top. We headed back down and ended up bush wacking the whole way back, it really sucked. Then had to walk about a mile through the streets back to the car.


Bignick - Sep 26, 2005 10:33 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: Sept 26 05  Sucess!

My son and I started hiking at 9:00 am and reached the stream crossing an hour later. Above this point all the Maples were vivid shades of red, orange, and yellow. The Oak was still green and fully leafed out. This as most always is an extremely hot hike when the sun is out and today was no exception. We arrived at the saddle shortly before noon and looked around and down into Heughs Canyon. We took our time and scrambled up to the summit. About halfway there I stopped for a few minutes and had some water and something to eat. My son lost the steep trail thru the rocks and went too far west and up an exposed rocky spur ridge to the summit. My son, now 26 had not done this hike for several years. When he was in ninth grade, he and two friends bicycled to the trailhead, and climbed the 4000' to the summit. He didn't remember the trail being so steep. Today we spent about an hour on the summit and partially climbed down the East side toward Wildcat Ridge looking for a way to Triangle Peak for a future climb. All in all a great hike. We made the car a little after 3:00 so my son could be to work by 4:00.

Reach11 - Sep 3, 2005 1:09 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: A bunch  Sucess!

Have made this summit nearly a dozen times, from March through early December. Fun little scramble to the top.

deafutahhiker - Aug 30, 2005 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Great trail, even though it was quite steep and a bit disorientating on the top as to where the summit is. We ascended on wrong side of summit and ended up sliding down this horrible scree hillside before finding our proper trail back down. Saw rattlesnake, mountain goats, etc... on this route.


imontop - Jul 2, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: MT Olympus Trail Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Ok guys. I've hiked Nebo, Timp, and Ben Lomond, three of the longest and steepest in the Wasatch, but this little 4 miler is unrelenting! Very cool mountain though! Saw a gi-normous bull snake just below the stream crossing, but no rattlers. So, which hill is "Blister Hill"? - Jul 1, 2005 2:01 am

Route Climbed: Standard Trail, summited in 1:14:23 Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!

New PR to summit of 1hr:14min:23sec. Time car to car was 2:06 something. Left about 6 a.m.


GlennMerrill - Jun 28, 2005 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: Kamps Ridge Date Climbed: June 27, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed up to the northern most summit with fowweezer. The route is a great ridge scramble with a few easy 5th class sections. Our desent route was pretty rugged.


Bignick - Jun 25, 2005 10:55 am

Route Climbed: Mt Olympus Trail Date Climbed: January 31 2005  Sucess!

Great climb all year, this time crampons needed for last half. I've done West Slabs Route, West chute between North and South Summits in snow, Heughs Canyon South Route. - Jun 23, 2005 3:38 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route in 1 hr. 14 min. 54 sec. Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

Time from cement barricades at south end of parking lot, to summit (which is a little east once you actually top out) = 1:14: 54. My new PR.

Other dates and time:

1/22/05 (during an inversion) time to summit = 1:36:08 My Kahtoolas came in real handy on this one.

5/19/05 time = 1:35:17 Still hit some snow before reaching the shoulder. Scramble to summit was dry.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Jun 15, 2005 11:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Multiple  Sucess!

First: Route Climbed: Mount Olympus trail, Date Climbed: June 14, 2005
steep, and very very hot.
Others:04/28/2007, 06/26/2010, 03/26/2011

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