West Slabs Route Climber's Log

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TRP

TRP - Dec 7, 2008 1:29 am

West Slabs Mount Olympus  Sucess!

We put some fixed lines up for the descent. Over the summer and fall we would do this climb a couple days a week. Our fastest time car to car 1hr 32 min. great morning work out.

mightykev

mightykev - Oct 3, 2008 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008

great climb!  Sucess!

loved it

vidclimber

vidclimber - Sep 18, 2008 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Fun  Sucess!

After a long time of this face calling to me every time I step put of the Salt Lake REI. I finaly got together with a friend and climbed it. It was GREAT! We had planned the whole day, but in the end it 6 hours from car to car. 3 of which were on the climb.

Curt

Curt - Sep 15, 2008 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

This route is a blast  Sucess!

Partnered with madsjim; see below. We swung leads and pitched it out (8 pitches, starting higher and to the right from the approach gully), so we weren't particularly speedy, but got some good practice finding non-obvious gear placements, as well as using all the trees and shrubs, etc.

The descent almost made up for the fun we had climbing. ;-)

madsjim

madsjim - Sep 14, 2008 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Fun  Sucess!

Very fun. Big wall with easy climbing. We took our time and roped up for 8 pitches where we came out on the ridge. Plenty of cracks and trees and shrubs to use for protection. Lots of exposure, not to be taken lightly. We saw no bolts, just one sling with a ring around a tree to our left. We took a set of stoppers, 5 cams from small to 3 inches, several small hexes, and we found places to use most of this gear. Great for beginning trad climbers.

LonePeakFreak

LonePeakFreak - Aug 24, 2008 10:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Easier than Expected  Sucess!

We brought way too much gear for such an easy climb. Most of the route info on this site and others is unreliable and outdated, so don't rely on it too much. Bolted anchors have been drilled all over the face, but finding them can be difficult. Most pitches are exactly 60 meters, but a rope is hardly needed after pitch 3 or 4. We brought two ropes to rappel the face and it proved to be a fiasco. The face is not clean enough for a smooth rappel descent. Just hike back down the gully and save yourself a lot of frustration. Overall a fun trip but not the adventure I expected.

PocketsOfBlue

PocketsOfBlue - Jun 28, 2008 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Sweet!  Sucess!

Awesome, relaxed climb. We belayed the first three pitches and simuled or soloed the rest. Angle stays pretty mellow throughout. Crux was the approach; had to traverse to the side of the snow couloir since we didn't have crampons or an axe.

marauders

marauders - Jun 17, 2008 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Excellent!  Sucess!

This is a fun, relaxed climb. We roped the first three pitches, and coiled the rope the rest of the way. The angle of the slabs are much lower than I was anticipating, so the climbing is easy and not physically strenuous. It's more of a cardio workout because you can climb so fast up the wall. Great environment and stellar views!

tannerpuma15

tannerpuma15 - Sep 15, 2007 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

we dont need no stinking rope  Sucess!

This route was surprisingly fun and provided, not difficulty but great exposure on the face. This has become an annual climb for us. Well worth it.

JFields

JFields - Oct 5, 2006 1:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

1st Outdoor Climb  Sucess!

This was my 1st outdoor rock climbing. Real fun not scary at all for me. Reached the North summit.

highonpeaks

highonpeaks - Jun 29, 2006 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

West Slabs Mount Olympus  Sucess!

This is such an awsome lay back climb! I recomend it to anyone who is in the mood to skip up a fairly large wall.

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