Mount Olympus Climber's Log

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Digiclimber

Digiclimber - Apr 2, 2009 11:24 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

First Time  Sucess!

Fun scramble at the end, very steep hike, I ran down the steep section, I don't recommend doing that, Ill probably do this peak every year.

The Vor

The Vor - Feb 4, 2009 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2009

Perfect quick hitter  Sucess!

First Wasatch peak, done on a whim during a down day from skiing. Awesome time, great views.

Fmtn2008

Fmtn2008 - Jan 4, 2009 2:49 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Sad Attempt to the Saddle

This was a very sad, yet spoonish, attempt of mount olympus. did not make the summit, but atleast took a wiz on the saddle, which was fun in its own right. (the trip, not the whizz)

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Jan 3, 2009 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Years!  Sucess!

I climbed Mt Olympus with Joe and Shelley to celebrate New Years this year. I sat whimpering at the ice crux just long enough (plus my leg cramp) to miss the last ascent of the year, but I got the first of 2009 at 5 minutes past! Then I spent the night on top - which I highly recommend to anyone who loves winter climbing in the Wasatch.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Jan 3, 2009 1:14 am

Re: Various ascents

You know, if you knock off a few more ascents, we should probably just name the peak after you :-)

alphasteve

alphasteve - Dec 24, 2008 1:56 am

13 pitches of Dream scrammbling  Sucess!

Hit up the old REI garage sale then scrambled the West slab. Hot on the face in the summer, but easy approach up colouir. I did it in my sandles and used a sturdy stick for snow. (Climbing shoes on the face though) descended main trail down then shuttled with nice folks.

byates

byates - Dec 6, 2008 11:08 pm

Alot  Sucess!

I don't even count.

Kadee

Kadee - Nov 24, 2008 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Must Do!

04/22/06 - Amazing! That is all I can say about Mt. Olympus. The view from the saddle is amazing, the view from the summit is amazing.
11/03/07 - Talked my cousin into doing it this time with me.
11/16/08 - Still an amazing hike!
11/06/10 - Hiked to the stream with Dean, then summited alone.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Oct 7, 2008 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

The Main Drag  Sucess!

That was a nice workout. Hiking just before 9AM, down just after 1PM with a leisurely time on the summit. Next time I'll traverse out to Triangle and maybe Raymond.

vernile

vernile - Sep 8, 2008 12:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002

Beautiful Fall Day

Hiked this peak with my friend Jerry on a beautiful fall day in September of 2002. Almost had to call search and rescue to get him down, but with persistence and rest he made it too. What a great view of the Salt Lake Valley from the summit!

coldandhungry

coldandhungry - Jun 18, 2008 4:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2008

sweetness  Sucess!

Many accents on the trail. Geurts ridge twice, both solo. west slabs 3 times; twice solo and one solo trip was started pedaling from downtown Salt Lake. Most recently in March via the Zeus chute then up the ridge close to the north summit, all topped of with a ski decent down the north face, just east of the apollo chute. Scariest turns I've made; exposed and steep, everything had slid a day or two prior, making the upper portions quite icy and the lower portions were cinder blocks of avalanche debris. This was also done solo.

marauders

marauders - Jun 17, 2008 12:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Route Climbed: Traverse of the Goddesses  Sucess!

Great day of climbing and scrambling. This is a fun traverse. The whole traverse can easily be accomplished without a rope, but the last downclimb before the south summit (described as 5.6 downclimbing on the route page) is a little tricky. It takes some good route finding and patience to locate the best route down.

LonePeakFreak

LonePeakFreak - Jun 10, 2008 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

Wow  Sucess!

So glad I called in sick today! Nice, quick trip with incredible views and weather. Very happy to finally get up there.

JDrake

JDrake - May 22, 2008 8:30 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2008

Rain-Snow-Sleet-Slush

Had to turn around about 100 vertical feet before the summit. Just too much water on the scramble portion for me: slush was melting, water was running down the rocks in little rivers and visibility was low with the snow falling. It all added up to more than my ability level. Also, this was my first time on Olympus; possibly my route wasn't the best? Decent amount of snow still at the saddle, plus yesterday's precip and today's storm made it a fun but very wet time up there. Mostly slid all the way down from the scramble to the stream crossing... I'll be back to finish the last few feet--in either July or January when it's a little easier footing.

mtn runr

mtn runr - May 22, 2008 9:10 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2008

West Couloir  Sucess!

I left the trail at the stream crossing and bushwhacked up drainage to the base of the couloir. This would have been more fun with more snow, but it was fun anyway. The climb up the north side of the south peak was iffy with verglas covering the rock. Put on my iPod and ran out the normal trail.

vanman798

vanman798 - May 10, 2008 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015

West Slabs  Sucess!

August 2, 2015 I did the West Slabs solo. About an hour hike to the slabs, and an hour "climb" up the slabs. Made the mistake of walking down the drainage south of the slabs. Nightmare bush walk took 3 hours to get back to car. Only say one rattle snake but I'm sure I walked by more. Best to go up the slabs, over to the peak, and down the summer trail.
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Sept 15, 2014 for Joseph Bullough's 500th ascent.
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May 27, 2013 - Went up Geurts Ridge. Took 5 hours to reach the peak, and 100 minutes to descend via the regular trail.
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June 16, 2012. Went up the West Slabs, across to the North Peak, and back up to the South Peak. 6.5 hours car to car.

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Dec 9, 2011 - There is no snow yet in Utah, but we hiked up Oly anyways!


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The Replacement -- I had set out May 10, 2008 to do the triple traverse (Dromedary, O'Sullivans (aka Sunrise), and Broad Fork Twin Peaks, but after reaching the peak of Dromedary I realized I wasn't going to make the other two without crampons (which I didn't have with me). Given, that I had allotted the day to climbing, but was driving out of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 10:30 am, I used the time to bag Mt. Olympus instead. I used the standard Mount Olympus Trail, which was mostly snow covered for the last mile or so.

PocketsOfBlue

PocketsOfBlue - Mar 27, 2008 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

Winter and summer ascents  Sucess!

First hiked on June 2, 2007 with a few friends via the Mount Olympus Trail. The more interesting ascent was in March/08 (same route), I snowshoed up solo before strapping on the crampons to get up the 3rd class ramp below the summit and running into a massive snowstorm on the way back down. A bit tricky with one arm in a sling!

billyray66

billyray66 - Feb 28, 2008 6:10 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

tons of snow  Sucess!

great hike, deep the whole way. after the saddle it got up towards my waist and we made it to the top. beautiful sights and awesome payoff at the top

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Feb 18, 2008 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Finally hiked this mountain. I did a solo hike starting around 7 a.m. and summitted 3 hours later. The trail was packed and icy in the morning. Brought snowshoes, but didn't use them. Brought my new crampons and did use them, but I could have made it fine without them. Ice ax stayed in the pack the whole time.

I started my descent a little before 11 a.m., and the trail was pretty slushy and slick on the way down.

jareds

jareds - Jan 27, 2008 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

climbed to the saddle

climbed up, beautiful sunny smogless day.

hiked up starting at 1pm, put crampons on about 1/3 the way up.

took 3 hours to get to the saddle, looked a little sketchy for me after that, so i stopped there.

saw 11 other people on the trail, the trail was well-travelled and most everyone else did NOT have crampons.

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