Ascent of Olympus on 2016-11-05

Climber: Greg Chappell

Date:Saturday, November 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:2916 m / 9570 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A worthwhile scramble. We hiked a standard pace to Refuge A and arrived in 2:15, and then ascended via the gully routes. Unfortunately, we took a gully too early (it was marked with green paint at the entrance), and it was loose class 4 and featured a mountain goat who was kicking rocks. We topped out at the beginning of the summit scramble route anyway and this cost us at least an extra hour.

The summit scramble is high quality with solid holds, little loose rock, and well marked. There was some snow/ice in shaded areas (as this was a November ascent, and would be expected).

I would recommend approaching via the summit hiking trail, and doing an out/back. This keeps you on the high quality scramble rock and avoids the choss.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2260 m / 7423 ft
    Elevation Loss:2260 m / 7423 ft
    Distance:16.7 km / 10.4 mi
    Grade/Class:Class 3 Summit Scram
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2053 m / 6741 ft
    Extra Loss:207 m / 682 ft
    Distance:8.5 km / 5.3 mi
    Route:Pieria/Refuge A/Second Gully
    Trailhead:Pieria  1070 m / 3511 ft
    Time Up:5 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2053 m / 6741 ft
    Extra Gain:207 m / 682 ft
    Distance:8.2 km / 5.1 mi
    Route:Pieria/Refuge A/E-4
    Trailhead:Pieria  1070 m / 3511 ft
    Time Down:3 Hours 37 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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