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:9570 ft / 2916 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:7423 ft / 2261 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7423 ft / 2261 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3 Summit Scram
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6741 ft / 2054 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6059 ft / 1846 m; Extra: 682 ft / 207m
    Loss on way in:682 ft / 207 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Pieria/Refuge A/Second Gully
    Start Trailhead:Pieria  3511 ft / 1070 m
    Time:5 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6741 ft / 2054 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 6059 ft / 1846 m; Extra: 682 ft / 207m
    Gain on way out:682 ft / 207 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Pieria/Refuge A/E-4
    End Trailhead:Pieria  3511 ft / 1070 m
    Time:3 Hours 37 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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