O'Malley Peak Climber's Log

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Jen_G - Aug 19, 2015 2:48 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2015

Great Hike-up  Sucess!

Fun hike-up. The snow gully up from the Ballfield can be icy. Ice axe is helpful early season.

tdub354 - Mar 30, 2015 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014


Climbed with Holly first week in town.


kunz82414 - May 14, 2014 1:35 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

May Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful day, great hike and great views of Anchorage area.


climberben - Feb 8, 2013 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 1998

O' Malley Peak  Sucess!

Almost no snow on this winter hike

ccaissie - Jan 16, 2013 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1978

oldtrip  Sucess!

Started at Flat-top and just kept on until I hit the peak. Long day. Then again in 2007. Lovely spot, easy access, very satisfying.

Was living at 1412 Hyder St., working at the Second Chance.


guerinak - Aug 20, 2012 10:16 pm

O'Malley Peak  Sucess!

Climbed with my mom in summer 2011. Nice day hike.

snowbeast745 - Aug 17, 2012 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Northwest ridge to O' Malley Peak  Sucess!

Used the information on this site to determine a route up to the peak. My friend and I decided to take the Northwest Ridge. It was not incredibly difficult and a fun hike. The biggest problem we had is that the trail kept disappearing. It was easy enough to make our own way. Took almost exactly 4 hours to summit starting from the Glennalps trail head. The going was a little slow due to stopping to look for trails. We took the Ballfield back. Personally, I think the ridge was a more fun route.


Laron - Jul 12, 2012 2:47 pm

O'Malley  Sucess!

I've climbed various routes up this summit on several occasions. It's a great evening or even early morning climb. I've been up the standard NW gully and W ridge including a winter climb with the MCA led by Cory Hinds.

Also, it's great fun to take the W ridge from Little O'Malley via False Peak up to the true summit.

Finally, it's part of my favorite traverses in the Front Range. Hike up to Hidden Lake, climb up the South Face of Hidden Peak and scamper over to O'Malley's summit before heading back to Glen Alps via the Ballpark. I've done that traverse as many as 5 times in a summer at least. It's super awesome!

An interesting and more technical version would be the North Face direct or via the O'Malley Falls ice climb, routes I've been itching to climb.

HuntAK59 - Jan 28, 2011 11:40 pm

Climbing tomorrow!  Sucess!

Going to attempt This tomorrow! Real excited, as I love the mountain. Have hiked most of these mountains in 6 short months. Trying to knock out the 36 peaks from Here to EAgle river!

Natestation - Oct 24, 2010 3:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

Return to O'Malley  Sucess!

So, I finally got around to a second attempt, and in slightly less snowy, but still very cold conditions. Happy to say I made it up with no problems and was presented with views of the Chugach, Black Lake, and Denali. Excellent day climb.

Natestation - Feb 4, 2010 3:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2010

Not Quite

Hiked towards O'Malley today and discovered I'm not the mountaineer I thought myself to be :) Had to play with some new crampons but by the time I got to False Peak I was exhausted. That ended up being fine, because I got to see a Dall Sheep and had a chance to glisade down from the summit of False Peak to the valley bellow. Looks like a great mountain, though!


ChugachMan - Oct 26, 2009 1:30 pm

O'Malley Peak  Sucess!

A prominant feature behind the house, and fun place to play, with great views all around.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Aug 27, 2009 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1994

Many times  Sucess!

My first time up this peak I took my 72-year-old father, who was an inveterate peak bagger and just had to have this particular summit. Having no idea about better routes, we went to Hidden Lake and struggled directly up the scree from there--not a route I have recommended on this page ... I nearly killed the old man! I've since discovered that this can be a very pleasant mountain, provided you make a slightly more inspired route choice.

Steve Gruhn - Aug 3, 2009 3:25 pm

O'Malley Peak

Climbed this point back in the early 1980s from Hidden Lake.


jimegan - Aug 3, 2009 1:21 pm

O'Malley Peak

Climbed this fine peak several times while living at 9801 Sidorof Lane in the mid 80s

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