West Slabs Route Climber's Log

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PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Aug 3, 2016 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2016

Hot free solo climb  Sucess!

Free solo climbed the West Slab route in 102 degree heat. After reaching the top of Olympus I decided to downclimb the West Slabs due to the fact that I did not have a shuttle car and the trail would have spit me out several miles away from where I parked. The route was not too bad to down climb although it was a bit more difficult than the ascent. Saw a huge beehive at the base of the slabs(climbers right on the way up). All in all a great easy climb, even if it was ridiculously hot.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Feb 28, 2016 1:59 pm

Four times in 2015  Sucess!

Climbed 4 times this past year. Once free solo.

dstevenson0204

dstevenson0204 - Oct 11, 2014 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

So Good!!  Sucess!

Such a fun route to climb!

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Jul 17, 2014 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

Preparation for Grand Teton  Sucess!

This was my second time. The first was with Kimberly. Second with Brewster, Broc, Andrew, Phil and Dan. Loved it.

Jenseneer

Jenseneer - Jan 28, 2014 11:41 pm

Top two pitch's all snow  Sucess!

My buddy and I were a little early but you will love the view after a few pitches up. The last two were covered in snow still.

wyomtman

wyomtman - Sep 23, 2013 9:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

To the TOP  Sucess!

Slab was fun, cool approach. Traversed over to the main summit and hiked down the trail. Fun trip overall, all the hype built up big expectation that weren't quite met but I would recommend it. Solo if you can...

vistasound

vistasound - Sep 3, 2013 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

solo  Sucess!

third free solo since last Fall, always such a fun climb! very relaxing to see all the hustle and bustle of millions of people in the valley below while climbing an easy but fun rock face. The descent down the gully is a lot of crab crawling and down climbing, more tiring than the ascent (and less fun).

seano

seano - May 25, 2013 9:53 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Solo  Sucess!

Had some time to kill this afternoon, so I thought I'd check this out. This is a *long* climb, but with plenty of potential lines, you can dial the difficulty however you want. I botched both the approach and the walk-off, but corrected both mistakes without too much pain. I was glad I had an ice axe for the approach gully, as it felt a bit tenuous in running shoes. Brief trip report, with other stuff.

vanman798

vanman798 - Jun 17, 2012 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

With Byates  Sucess!

Brad, and I along with 3 others climbed the West Slabs and on to both the north and south peaks. Total time on the mountain 6.5 hours. En countered two rattle snakes!

byates

byates - Jun 16, 2012 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

North and main summits included  Sucess!

Climbed with Vanman and a few others, continued on to North and main summits. Two known rattle snake encounters, one noticed at the very top of the slabs right were we had been taking a break the other I stepped over and Walter heard it rattling so I just kept moving!
10/26/2013 Did a solo climb, and then continued onto North Summit and Main summit, took the new section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail back to Thousands Oaks Trailhead to make a complete loop, 6.5 hours.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Dec 24, 2010 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2005

Cell Phone On Route  Sucess!

I climbed this with Brenton Peterson. I remember on one pitch he got a cell call and stopped to answer his phone and talk on it :-) Also did a little bit of simul-climbing to reach nicer belay ledges a few times.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Dec 17, 2010 11:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2003

West Slabs  Sucess!

This is a great route that is always fun no matter how many times you climb it.

Mooner

Mooner - Oct 29, 2010 6:00 am

Up I Go

9/18/10 with WMC

Mooner

Mooner - Oct 29, 2010 6:00 am

Up I Go

9/18/10 with WMC

Pharmacist

Pharmacist - Oct 11, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

perfect  Sucess!

didn't know how the weather was gonna turn out...ended up perfect though. lots of fun!

jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Jul 5, 2010 2:03 am

Mega Slab of Fury!

Climbed with two friends. Would make a great solo if I had the guts for that kind of exposure!

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Oct 24, 2009 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

On a threatening fall day  Sucess!

With Dave. Perfect weather: cool and overcast. Some wet areas but mostly dry for this challenging scramble/climb.

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Oct 17, 2009 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

cool  Sucess!

The best sustained scramble I've experienced. Fun stuff.

asaking11

asaking11 - Jun 25, 2009 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

Fun Route  Sucess!

We started out with a rope, but after the first twenty feet we said screw it and just did it without the rope. Awesome climb with beautiful views.

dfrancom

dfrancom - May 18, 2009 12:32 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Good  Sucess!

The approach was filled with snow, then climbed the right side near a small arete. The rock is a little better quality on the right side for the first two pitches. Hiked off the backside and hit the main Olympus trail. Lots of bush wacking until the trail. Love the climb, really fun

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