Ascent of Mount Olympus on 2021-06-30

Climber: Jacob Whitbeck

Date:Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Olympus
    Elevation:7709 ft / 2349 m

Ascent Trip Report

Turned around at the false summit, mainly due to slow party and time considerations. 5.4 N direct route was our goal but we did not head up the snow slope to the route. Currently great conditions on the glacier, no major crevasses but they are definitely there, water source available on blue glacier right below snow dome.
Rope on ladder before glacier meadows is currently bad, ranger said they will hopefully be replacing this week.
For lateral moraine, head as far as you can until you descend. There are cairns marking a 'trail' to descend but it is more of a scramble. If you descend early you will be going down unsafe gullies with huge rockfall risk. Make sure to explore far before you commit down.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Olympus

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Olympus-False Summit2021-06-30 
2(Attempt) Mount Olympus2021-06-30 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jacob Whitbeck
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