Mt. Ellinor Climber's Log

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Mountainjeff - Dec 27, 2011 12:58 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011

seventh time up...  Sucess!

Was going to do Mt Washington, but due to the road being snowed over I did Ellinor instead. The snow cover was really poor in the chute and it involved a serious amount of rock scrambling on ice covered rock. Crampons and ice ax required.


PeakPirate - Dec 4, 2011 10:26 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2011

2nd Trip Success  Sucess!

Lots of Goats and a bunch of good snow!

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 4, 2011 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Too much snow!

Tried to climb this in fog, but lost the trail under 3 foot snowpack.


relic - Sep 30, 2011 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1987

long time ago  Sucess!

Date is a wild guess.

Saw the then-famous arrowhead goat on that climb. Adult male mountain goat with a metal arrow shaft stuck straight thru it's skull; entry below one eye and exit out back of head below opposite ear. Obviously, after being hit with the arrow, he somehow broke off the ends so that only a few inches protruded out on either side of his head. Despite this, he looked quite healthy, relaxed, and unconcerned that he had an aluminum shaft through his brain... amazing

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 18, 2011 9:47 pm

Short workout  Sucess!

Short approach was nice! Also cool to see the masses of non mountain people. Sweet glissade too!


Krylon - Mar 28, 2011 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

2008  Sucess!

There were wet slides coming down in the basin at the top of The Chute, which was exciting to watch, if easy to stay clear of.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 27, 2011 11:07 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Nice!  Sucess!

This was the most recent of two times I have climbed this mountain. One of the better glissades I have done.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jan 2, 2011 1:13 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Fun gully  Sucess!

A lot of yahoos on this mountain, glissading with crampons and other idiocies. Try it on a weekday when the yahoo population is lower.


CzechMark - Jan 21, 2011 3:17 am

Re: Fun gully

Typical with any mountain with a short approach and a road leading to the base. Fricking yahoo's go and get hurt and it gives the rest of us a bad name, like we're reckless thrill-seekers or something.


HiT - Dec 30, 2010 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Goats!  Sucess!

Saw my first goat which made up for no views.


CzechMark - Oct 6, 2010 9:15 pm

First peak in the Olympics  Sucess!

Awesome on the first ascent. Went back a couple weeks ago and down-climbed a few hundred feet on the SW ridge from the summit. Awesome, steep, exposed class 3. I know everyone goes to Mt. Washington, but has anyone here done the SW ridge of Ellinor? Looks like it leads to the Staircase area. Possible bushwhacking involved.


MachSix - Aug 2, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

Interesting in Deep Snow  Sucess!

First snow camping outing for a class. It had just recently snowed a lot, so making our way from about 2 miles below the lower TH to just out of the trees was interesting, especially with students and overnight gear. After setting up camp, myself, a few other instructors and students decided to kick steps to the summit for the rest of the team and then try for A Peak the next day. Fun times


climbnshoot - Mar 26, 2010 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Great day for a climb  Sucess!

A very fun and accessible climb. We had great weather a good views of the Hood Canal and Mt Rainier. Basically this was a hike until the final 1,000 feet, which steepens up to nearly 45ยบ. There wasn't anything dangerous in the ascent chute so you could presumably climb it w/o an iceaxe, but why not just bring one! :) It will definitely help you on the glissade.

I took a few photos and put them on my Flickr account:


mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 10:35 pm

Nice intro to the Olympics  Sucess!

Good chance to see goats and a nice view of Seattle and Tacoma from here and Washington. The traverse over to Mt Washington is a grand day alpine adventure.


Snowslogger - Dec 28, 2009 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1981

My first mtn  Sucess!

My first mountain way back. A cool one and a great traverse to Washington (a little on the exposed side though the way I went).


mountainmatt - Oct 8, 2009 2:46 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Snow filled gully  Sucess!

Great view!


TimmyC - Sep 12, 2009 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Lovely, if a bit crowded  Sucess!

Parked at upper trailhead. Trail was a bit busy. Lovely views and beautiful summit.


bikejr - Sep 8, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Ellinor with early fall snow.

Just enough snow/ice on trail to keep early crowds down. Nice fall day.


EastKing - Jul 12, 2009 2:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Good views  Sucess!

It was hot (for Washington State) but it was a beautiful hike. Crowded as usual but a fun leg stretcher before Rainier.


mtndave - Jul 10, 2009 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

A Real Gem  Sucess!

One of my top 5 favorite climbs, has everything for a non-technical route. The goats were impressive to watch as they walked down the steep ravine off the summit, on the west side. Definitely returning with family and friends in the future. Cant wait to glissade down!

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