Mt. Ellinor Climber's Log

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Karl Helser - Jun 3, 2007 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Worth the 3hr drive...?  Sucess!

Worth the 6hr (RT) drive...?
The mountain goats made it worth it! The view made it worth it! The glissade was olympic! Washington & Ellinor in a day?, Maybe next time... 6/3/07


thundercloud - Mar 13, 2007 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2005

Summer Route

Quick little stroll after bagging Washington in the morning. We'd hoped to do the traverse, but lacked the will and the health to complete it.


lukic - Feb 20, 2007 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2001

Fun little mt  Sucess!

Hiked this fun little peak several times in summer and winter.


verticalNW - Jan 1, 2007 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Winter Chute  Sucess!

More snow than the pervious years. It had been a couple of weeks since anyone had climbed up the chute. But with the clear skies and sun it made for a great winter climb.


NavySeabee - Sep 8, 2006 5:39 pm

Class 2 route up main gulley  Sucess!

Enjoyed the class 2 snow climb up the main gulley between Ellinor and Washington. Unfortunately, the summit was shrouded in clouds. Endured a mini-slide down-climbing some class 3 rocks when I had to shift my feet due to some "conscientious" hiker's defecation on the next step (don't know how they managed to deposit it there). The 20 feet of sliding down the face left me a bit scarred and bloody and I was picking pebbles out of wounds for days. NICE!


osatrik - Aug 27, 2006 6:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2001

OSAT GCC Training / Conditioning Climb  Sucess!

Snow blocked the last mile of the road before the trail. A good spring climb on the snow. We did the standard route up the ridge, and then over to the gully.


awilsondc - Jul 25, 2006 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Route Climbed: Upper Trailhead  Sucess!

First time in the Olympics, and I decided to do an overnight trip with a friend. We hiked from the upper trailhead w/ overnighter packs to the summit and got asked by EVERY group we passed "OH! Are you camping up there?!?" which became annoying, and then comical. From the summit, we made our way "across" the ridge between Ellinor and Washington which consisted of class 3 (some class 4) climbing and downclimbing mixed with couple glissades and wound up camping in a small meadow just south of Washington. I climbed Washington in the morning while my partner rested for the trip back. Followed goat trails back west and met up with the main trail back to the trailhead. This is not a good area for cross country side-hill travel with 35-40 pound packs and not an easy ridge to cross anyway. Very good area for scrambling though... great rock!


Cornvallis - Jul 11, 2006 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2005

Standard trail

Great intro hike to the Olympics.


Mountainjeff - Jun 24, 2006 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

Amazing Views&weather  Sucess!

Weather was perfect. 90 min to the summit, 45 min down. The chute still has snow, but rocks are showing in places and the glissade is no longer continual. Ripped a hole in my pants on a rock glissading down. View was great.


skagitteam - May 30, 2006 8:57 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Lower Trail Head  Sucess!

Completely fogged in, but a good time nonetheless. Great glissading down except for the portion immediately below the summit, which was caving in and exposing some rocks below.


thetathrees - May 18, 2006 6:50 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Great fun glissading!  Sucess!

Great views of the Olympics, awesome (warm, sunny) weather, and fun coming down with 3 or 4 good glissading runs (though a little fast in one area with snow too soft to maintain much control with self arrest). Check out my pictures.


glimmert - May 7, 2006 7:47 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

glimmert  Sucess!

Started at the lower T.H. and got into snow just above upper T.H. perfect for kicking steps and even better coming down. Great day, snow was perfect.


daves99a - Jan 8, 2006 10:09 am

Route Climbed: Summer Date Climbed: January 7th, 2006  Sucess!

My first ever ascent of Mt Ellinor, started just below upper trailhead in the rain, Postholed all the way to the summit and all the way back to the timber, could not see anything past a few hundred feet, still had a great time - any time on a mountain beats sitting at home.


glimmert - Nov 21, 2005 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: May 31 05  Sucess!

Strong wind,lite rain,4 marmots,3 hikers. High clouds 0 Vis. Still a good hike


brother - Sep 4, 2005 2:34 am

Route Climbed: trail/chute Date Climbed: too many to count  Sucess!

ellinor is a nice "climb" near my home. been up several dozen times at least. Good views in nice weather, numerous goats, good family outing, always a good workout.


annaleiserabinek - Aug 22, 2005 10:13 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!

I've been looking at the Olympic mountains all my life, so was super excited to actually get over to them and explore. There were plenty of people on the trail. The weather and views were phenomenal. I hiked with the best partner ever, 'Cornvallis'. We did see a couple of mountain goats.

shunra - Jun 2, 2005 8:23 pm

Date Climbed: November 2003  Sucess!

Snowy, cloudy and windy. Loved it.


Josiedad - Apr 18, 2005 10:52 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Aug 03, 2003  Sucess!

Foggy the whole way up

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Jan 31, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: January 4, 2004  Sucess!

Spectacular January day, sunny and warm. Sticky snow made travel extremely slow and difficult in the chute. We would posthole to our waists without snowshoes, but with them snow would stick to the bottom with every step and we would slide down the hill! Must have been the first party for signs of anyone else being up there at all. Awesome glissade down!


Dundeel - Sep 23, 2004 12:05 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 2X  Sucess!

Did Ellinor with spring snow and without.

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