Mount Thielsen Climber's Log

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Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 15, 2008 8:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Moni.


Moni - Sep 11, 2008 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

Fine day  Sucess!

With Fred. Great weather and good views.


crnhlio - Sep 2, 2008 10:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2004

West Ridge  Sucess!

Fun solo, and later the GF's first Mtn!


wrassleman07 - Aug 3, 2008 2:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

thielsen  Sucess!

one of the most fun mountains i have been on, crazy steep, but no gear necessary for the brave, lol, saw a 65yr old man with crazy outdoor muscles bust up the mountain and claim the top.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Apr 29, 2008 2:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2003

West Ridge  Sucess!

My partner and I opted to bring a 30 meter 7 Mil. rope and a set of stoppers. It was too short to rappel the summit block so we just put a few pieces in on the way down. Seemed better than a heavy pack or a risky fall.


jessbee - Mar 9, 2008 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Snowy wonderland

Perfect weekend for a camping trip. Melting, mixed snow and rock conditions prevented us from climbing the summit block. Super trip.

RyanTaro76 - Mar 5, 2008 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1999

Favorite Hike Around  Sucess!

I hiked up Thielson three times in school, and photograph it whenever I can get down there. Its profile is so different and almost Alp-like. The view from the top, complete with those white moths, is indescribable. Can't wait to hike it again.


morrison_ryan - Feb 3, 2008 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Awesome Climb  Sucess!

I loved the scramble at the top. The weather was great, but the mosquitoes were horrible! Definitely recommended.

Adamus - Sep 19, 2007 4:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome climb! Glad I started early as there were a lot of people on the trail. First one up that day. The Class 4 was pretty easy. The views were great.


mountaingazelle - Sep 18, 2007 2:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

We climbed up the west ridge of Mount Thielsen. The summit pinnacle was a fun scramble and easier than expected. There were good handholds and no need for a rope. Good weather and view from the summit. Nice mountain climb.


YEM - Aug 20, 2007 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Mazama climb that convinced me that class 4 can be done without a rope here. Of course, it was nice that our leader set a fixed line. If standing on the east side, below the rock, climb up the right side, it's much easier. We avoided a t-storm over Crater Lake, though it did make us nervous.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Aug 8, 2007 11:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Beware of idiots  Sucess!

With fellow V Islanders Graham and Tony and my cousin Patsy from the UK and her husband Keith. Great climb up the W ridge and summit block in under 4h on a perfect day and as the last of a 3 volcano trip.

Soloed and downclimbed the Class 4 summit block with no technical difficulty. Bit stiffer than I expected I must say.

Objective danger was there aplenty, however, in the shape of an unspeakably incompetant and dangerous church group from somewhere in Boondocksville, OR. I'm thinking of entitling the TR "The Power of Faith".

Someone should remove or re-tie the rap station up there. Since we were soloing we had nothing to replace it with and as foreigners, didn't think it our place to remove it. There are two short tapes around the selected horn JOINED by the rap ring! Doh...........


jclements - Aug 2, 2007 12:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

Early up  Sucess!

Dep. TH at 0320, summit by 0650. Headed up to do South Sister in afternoon.


bmwboarder7 - Jul 20, 2007 11:31 pm

Epic Adventure

We snowshoed into treeline in the dead of winter, and dug a snow cave for the night. In the morning we headed for the summit. We ended up ditching our snowboards because of avalanche danger. Then we had to ditch our snowshoes for crampons towards the end as it got steep. Finally we were ice climbing towards the top when we realized it was getting dark, and clouds were moving in. We climbed down (were within 30 ft of the summit) but too slowly, we were caught in a storm. After hours of searching for our stuff, we ended up plowing down towards the treeline for protection. We couldn't find our snowshoes, or our snowcave with our bags. Luckily we had a shovel, so we dug a new cave which we still froze inside (15F). We survived with minor frostbite on one of my toes, and luckily it was sunny the next day so I was able to go back up and find our gear and head home.


thundercloud - May 25, 2007 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2002

West Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble on top.


ibndalight - Feb 1, 2007 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2006

West Ridge Winter Ascent

Had a great time the route is amazing on the west ridge. Was sick with a chest cold and decied to turn around on the ridge. Stars just went aligned right.

highice - Feb 1, 2007 8:04 pm

winter  Sucess!

nice 5 th class route with some rock fall. climbed in white-out, but cleared in time for a great view!

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 3:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Short hike with a fun scramble up the summit block--much better rock than I was expecting, especially after the loose choss on Three Fingered Jack and Mt. Washington. With Bob and Rick, the last peak of a tour of the OR Cascades.


Andinistaloco - Oct 17, 2006 10:47 pm

Standard route I suppose  Sucess!

Good hike with a fun little scramble at the end. Check out the lightning marks on the summit!


calebEOC - Oct 2, 2006 1:01 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Culmination of a summer  Sucess!

The Oregon mountain that most caught my eye when I first started browsing this website several years ago was Mt Thielsen. All summer I put off climbing this one, somewhat intimidated by the climb at the top, after asking Dean and Larry (cascadetraveler) what they thought of the spire I decided to give 'er a shot (thanks for the advice guys!).

The first 3.5 miles went quick, not much elevation gain; the trail was well groomed and easy to follow. The next mile and a half up the ridgeline was a lot of fun. Some places it was so steep I was down on all fours doing all I could to not slide down the mountainside. At the base of the pinnacle I ran into a group of awesome UO instructors who graciously offered me the use of their rope which I declined. The climb up and down the pinnacle was a breeze, much, much easier than I built it up to be over a summer of planning on doing this. I am ecstatic to have finally climbed Thielsen, what a great year of hiking this has been.

09/25/2010: Climbed with my brother who hadnt been up here before. Still a fun climb, easier than I remembered!

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