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Ascent of Mount Olympus on 2019-07-25

Climber: Chris Earle

Others in Party:James & Shae Moore
Date:Thursday, July 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Olympus
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7969 ft / 2428 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lower glacier almost all ice, negligible crevasses. Snow bridges approaching Crystal Pass still in good condition. Summit pitch is solid 5.3. Found decent protection using runners by going up W face of summit block. Visibility from Mt St Helens to the snowy peaks on Vancouver Island.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7619 ft / 2322 m
    Trailhead:Hoh Visitor Center  350 ft / 106 m
    Grade/Class:II 5.3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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