Mt. Ellinor Climber's Log

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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!


ericwillhite - Oct 7, 2009 1:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1990

August snowfall  Sucess!

Went up as a boy scout in August, surprised to find it snowing at the summit.


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!


Redwic - Jul 3, 2009 2:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Two Summits, One Day!!!  Sucess!

Fellow SPer "Gimpilator" and I summited Mount Ellinor in the morning, taking in the views and seeing at least 15 mountain goats, but then wondered about also summiting neighboring peak Mount Washington via the ridgeline traverse between them. The traverse looked a little too dicey without snowpack covering the entire ridgeline, so we went all the way down to the trailhead and ascended Mount Washington from its south trailhead. 5700' elevation gain in one day was great.


gimpilator - Jul 3, 2009 2:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Short But Very Rewarding  Sucess!

Redwic and I made quick work of this one stopping only to gape at a few goats along the way. We had tentative plans to attempt the traverse over to Mount Washington but it appeared to be lacking the necessary snow cover. We returned to the car and then climbed Washington from the standard route. 5700+ feet of total gain. What a day!

Trevin Ziegler

Trevin Ziegler - Jun 12, 2009 7:54 pm

Ellinor  Sucess!

Great conditioning climb. Great views. Great goats. Easy enough for beginners (if clear of snow). May want to go up and down a few times to really get a good work out. Trail is nice and steep in parts!


ScottNScout - Jun 9, 2009 1:55 am

Goats and Dogs  Sucess!

I would have to say this was the first time I can face to face with a mountian goat and he wasnt having it. Thought for sure I was going to get bucked off the mountain. Even funnier was the amount of dogs that make it up there. My count was three on that day. Goats or Dogs it didnt matter if was a great climb/hike up.


Mountainjeff - May 17, 2009 12:29 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Great Sunny Day  Sucess!

The road was clear to the lower trailhead, but a snow bank prevented further driving. It should melt out in a couple weeks. Consistent snow started about a quarter mile below the chute. The chute had slushy snow that had fallen last week. There has been an avalanche all the way down the chute several days ago. The conditions seem to have stabilized. I reached the summit in 2 hrs and the glissade only took 15 minutes.It was a great day.

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