Mount Washington Climber's Log

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iquest4it - Aug 18, 2017 1:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016

Backyard Sramble  Sucess!

This is my favorite backyard class-5 scramble in the Olympia area. The view is spectacular and it has very interesting in summer rock various to the summit too. No crowds either, which might have something to do with the relentlessly steep and primitive climbers trail.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 3, 2016 2:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2016

2nd try, 1st summit  Sucess!

Tried it 2 years ago with no route info but lost the way someplace. This time had the standard route info loaded on my phone and made it without any problem. I'm 68 years old, had a busy summer so haven't climbed or even hiked much, but still reached the top in under 3 hours. It is steep but not as hard, or exposed, as the route info suggests.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Aug 10, 2016 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Again!  Sucess!

Took my dad up on a cloudy day, my fourth time up to the top.


jm141302 - Jul 24, 2016 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2016

My First hike in the Olympics  Sucess!

Standard route. No snow. 1.5 hours to top. Perfect weather. Could see everything, even Seattle skyline. Saw less than 10 other people on the trail.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jan 23, 2015 4:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

View? What view?  Sucess!

Very wet and white. The entire climb was done in clouds; the furthest we ever saw was one of the flanks of Mount Ellinor; near the top visibility was down to about 25'.

packrat - Jan 15, 2015 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 1958

Washington's Birthday Climb  Sucess!

A group of us from Bremerton, Washington climbed Mt. Washington on George Washington's Birthday on Feb 22, 1958.

It was a long time ago so I don't remember a lot about the climb but don't recall having any problems. Perhaps it was a low snow year but it has been too long ago for me to recall.


tleaf - Jun 10, 2014 8:01 pm

Years ago  Sucess!

I've climbed Mt Washington many times. Always a good time, no matter the weather. I loved the old trails before they became 'human trails'.


olympicmarmot - Jan 31, 2014 12:41 am

i will be BACK

Lost the route as fog blew in. Piss on it, said I. I'll be back...


NavySeabee - Aug 7, 2013 1:28 pm

Via Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed twice via the standard route. Once in June 1991 in interesting snow conditions and again in August of 2002. Both times the weather was really nice.


StukeSowle - Feb 18, 2013 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

Scouting Washington

After summiting Ellinor two weeks ago, I wanted to take a look at Washington. Ascended to about 4500' on the standard route, but turned back due to weather and extremely hard snowpack. I'll definitely be back later this year.


CzechMark - Oct 8, 2012 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

NICE  Sucess!

Fun short climb with great views of EVERY volcano in Washington. Absolutely gorgeous.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 22, 2012 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1994

SW Ridge  Sucess!

With Moni & Paul Harper. My notes say: Cloudy - in the fog on top - no view.

olygtx06 - Sep 22, 2012 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

summit  Sucess!


Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Aug 21, 2012 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Standard route climb  Sucess!

2 hours, 30 minutes to the summit. Fun scrambling on the summit ridge.


awilsondc - Jul 20, 2012 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

Signing in... again  Sucess!

Done this one 2 times. First one I did the Ellinor to Washington traverse, but don't remember when due to the deleted page... probably around 2005-7. Just went up again via the standard route and it was intense! Crazy vertical "trail" with some good scrambling. I loved it. Great hike, but not an easy one or one for novices.


pingzingr - Jul 15, 2012 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Washington via Standard Route (Route 1)  Sucess!

Departed trailhead at 1300 and got to the summit at 1600. Mt Ellinor has been closed since 3 July due to aggressive mountain goats. I didn't see any goats on my way up. Good route, route finding was a bit tricky, and exposure on the summit block.


Dundeel - Jul 15, 2012 12:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

We had a beautiful autumn day.


olymountainman - Jul 1, 2012 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011

Mt. Ellinor to Mt. Washington Traverse  Sucess!

Did the traverse from Ellinor to Washington via the ridge most of the way. had to drop down a few times. met up with route 1 near the summit. AMAZING traverse.


ericnoel - May 7, 2012 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

Washington  Sucess!

Pleasant day. Followed some seniors who had been here before. Steep.


Redwic - Jan 4, 2012 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

I Have To Sign This Again?  Sucess!

It was a long day, but Gimpilator and I were successful summiting both Mount Ellinor and Mount Washington... and we descended Mount Ellinor prior to Mount Washington rather than attempting the gnarly rockclimb traverse.

SIDE-NOTE: It is dumb that the original SP page was deleted without notice. Photos and TRs were lost. I will try to find mine.

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