Nice steep grade on this 3,5 miles trail with a beautiful view over the Salt Lake City. Gorgeous weather hiking in the t-shirt! Last third of the hike in the snow up to 3 feet still warm enough for the shirt.
Guert's Ridge (5.5 II) 8/2011, Normal route 8/1997. Joseph Bullough is a stud!
January 2010 x1
Febuary 2010 x1
March 2010 x2
06/05/2010 as part of WildCat Rigde with WMC Club,
07/16/11(Wildcat Ridge to Reynolds Peak)
01/26/12 Took 2 hours 3 mins to the top, RT was 3:15 mins My dog Nebo's first ascent of Olympus.
02/25/12 Took 1 hr 44 mins to summit. At the summit I meet up with Joe Bullough, and a bunch of others, for his 400th summit. Congrats Joe! You are the god of Olympus
11/05/12 Despite not having summited a mountain in 2 months I still put up my own PR. Took 1 hr 39 mins from the car to summit.
01/.../13 up the standard route with friends
03/25/13 via Guert's Ridge with snow... That Slabby ridge is HARD to climb when wet and covered in snow... in boots.
05/27/13 Via Kamp Ridge. My favorite route up the Mountain I think. We continued to the Goddess Traverse and descended the main trail
9/30/13 via Kamp Ridge. Freed the whole way with a descent of the west slabs
12/26/13 via main trail with Stef S. It was her first winter ascent
00/00/14 via main trail with nebo and natasha
00/00/14 via main trail with Sam
02/12/17 via main trail solo
Beautiful hike with beautiful weather. Fun scrambling @ top!
I solo hiked it, because it had to be done.
WORST.TRAIL.EVER. 7 miles of stair master climbing. Second time on the summit. I wonder why I did it again. Hurts the knees. Saw some tarantulas, sunset photos from the saddle were spectacular.
Hiked with Jon W. Both our first ascent of Oly and maybe the last. We made summit in under 3 hrs but it was a tough stair master session. We had just gotten laid off from Fidelity Investments a few days prior. Good view of the valley! Had some trouble finding the trail back down initially but a good scramble!
#2. 7/29/15 - Solo trail run attempt. Got lost toward the top. Too damn hot.
This route is a little bit slabby!
One of my favorite hikes....! mostly because it's 2 seconds from my house! I've had a goal for 2 summers to be able to run the entire way but i haven't quite been able to do it at a good pace without stopping...2010 will be the year though!
Fun route, ran into snow up near the top after about 800' and rapped down the ridge on the west side of the slab. Glissaded down from the col.
Have climbed several times, but only the standard route
After a year of living in Salt Lake and seeing Olympus every day I finally got around to climbing it. I'm kicking myself for not getting around to it earlier- what a great mountain! I only wish I'd started earlier- bit of a posthole nightmare on the way down.
I picked up a snowshoe on the way down. Send me a message if it is yours.
This was my first ascent of Mt. Olympus. I hiked solo and made good time. I was happy that I brought my snowshoes, but they were not totally necessary. It was extremely cloudy near the top, but started to clear up after a while. Caught a little rain on the way down.
After over four years of living in Utah, it was just a matter of time. Great hike, quick elevation gain!
I've had quite a few adventures on this mountain.
June 4, 2005: Did the West Slabs with PellucidWombat, after which we continued on to tag each of the summits of Olympus from the northernmost to the southern main summit. This is a good, fairly long day of scrambling.
Kamps Ridge: Way back in the day with GlennMerrill. We got hopelessly lost on the way down among a tangle of brush. Famous last words: "We don't need headlamps. If we're not back by nighttime, we deserve to be hiking in the dark."
Forgotten Arete: I climbed this with Glenn Merrill and an out-of-towner from summitpost, and have soloed it twice since as a nice workout in the preseason.
Guert's Ridge: This (along with Forgotten Arete) has become my standard early season tune-up since it melts out and is climbable in April. I've climbed it three times since the first time in 2006 or 2007, and it's a good time every time. One time I climbed, then descended to the base of Forgotten Arete and climbed that before calling it a day.
climbed the forgotten arete on the way up. Great scramble. Great views.
Done the Tolcat's trail and west slabs. Don't underestimate the hike. It's steep.
Started the hike just a little late in the day. Took my wife with me, and it was an unseasonable hot September day. She planted herself about mid-mountain on the section of steep rock, and wouldn't budge. With nose-ring and pull cord, metaphorically speaking, i dragged her the rest of the way to the top. Luckily, the views and scenery softened her, and it turned out to be well worth it. Until we came down the last 2 miles of exposed microwave type hillside. We baked and I still haven't lived that down. Glad to say that she still enjoys hiking to this day.