This is one of my favorite mountains to climb so far!
here is a video I made from the trip. Enjoy!
This is such a fun scramble. We got a later start than intended but were still up and down within 7 hours. We took the descent down to the ridgeline quite slow.
It is pretty easy to scramble a route that minimizes exposure such even if you fell, it would never have to be more than 5 feet. Thus I would not place it above class 4. Just the same I brought my helmet and encourage others to do the same. My wife who does not love exposure at all and is quite scared of heights gave the scramble some consideration to doing the scramble, but she ultimately decided against it as she did not have her helmet and did not want to find herself frozen on the down-climb.
Because there were a number of folks already at the summit, we waited for a while until everyone who had been up there safely down-climbed.
This was a fabulous hike when we went, made it to the summit. Nice clear day, stunning!! Note that the mosquitoes were the absolute worst I've ever seen in my life. Got bit at the summit even and that's no joke, came home with over 50 bites. I was wearing bug spray but got bit everywhere head to ankle.
My 2nd Thielsen climb. I was fortunate on my first (solo) climb that experienced folks pointed out the way for me up the summit block from Chicken Ledge. This time I was able to guide a friend to the top on a beautiful day.
Started at 4:30am and summited at 7:50. Enjoyed spectactular views of the Sisters and McLoughlin.
Mt. Thielsen and Holly's Ridge. Mt. Thielsen went as expected, easy few miles from the trailhead followed by scramble the last mile up to the summit. Good weather and great visibility.
Holly's Ridge was a difficult scramble from the PCT straight up to the saddle. 1K feet elevation gain on loose pumice with the occasional 4' snow drift. Tough going even for someone in good shape. After the saddle it's an easy walk across to the higher East summit which rewards you of amazing views of the northeast face of Mt. Thielsen including the Lathrop Glacier. 16.5 miles round trip with 5k feet of climbing. See the Vlog to see more.
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First climb was solo. Loved it.
Fun overnight trip with two buddies. Hiked/splitboarded in and then camped on the ridge at 7300 feet and left for the summit at 5 AM the next morning. Took the left gully which was holding quite a bit of snow as opposed to standard switchbacks above the talus. Fun angled traverse of the gully, maybe 35 degree maximum in tennis shoes and ice axe. scramble above that to regain the regular trail was on very poor rock. Took a small trad rack for the summit pitch but easily a low fifth class solo. Fun outing!
This was the most awesome summit. What a hike and climb! If you like a good scramble, Mt. Thielsen is for you! But be careful! The summit block is great rock with lots of hand and foot holds.
Great day for a climb, I put together the climb on my meetup group. NW Wilderness. Had 8 people show up on a friday night drive for a Saturday Climb. out of 10 we had 9 summit, I being out of climbing shape stopped at about 8000 feet. No worries though it was my 4th trip up, I summitted all the others. This is my favorite climb in Oregon just always a fun one and so scenic. Doing 3fj in a few weeks. The most exposed mountain I believe.
A fun morning scramble to break up the commute through Oregon. The summit knob is 4th class and remarkably solid. Trip report.
There was bad weather for weeks in WA so Heather and I drove through OR, CA, NV, UT, and ID. We climbed 37 peaks in 19 days and Thielsen was the first. It was not as cool as all the hype I've heard over the years. In fact, the approach was rather boring. We did not use a rope. trip report
Still snow below the PCT. Fun hike.
Some smoke to the South, but otherwise very clear. Nice fast hike with Todd. Quite a few other parties.
Lots of smoke from the fires Northwest of Crater Lake. Met a father and his 12 year old son at the summit pinnacle rapping down, bravo for him giving his son a great outing. Enjoyed the brief scrambling on the summit pinnacle, only wished for better views.
With Sue, Mark (birthday boy) and Natasha. Went up with axes and crampons but never even needed to put on gaiters. Sunny day, fun pinnacle climb and good Mexican food in Roseburg on the way home.
Drove from Portland to Mccredie hotsprings, then Crater Lake, camped at Diamond lake then climbed Theilsen the next day. Snowy conditions, lost the trail a few times but made it all the way. Thrilling scramble to the top and amazing views. Perfect temperature and weather all day. Only saw one other couple the whole day.
Climbed on a whim while visiting a friend working at Crater Lake. Sloppy snow but we had a blast.
Amazing climb! There were a couple of big rocks that came tumbling down during the scramble to the spire that made me wish I had my helmet, but otherwise a great day.
Team of three. Climbed this one on our way up to Smith Rocks. It has a fun finish and great views from the top.