Ascent of Olympus on 2016-11-05
|Date:||Saturday, November 5, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9570 ft / 2916 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA 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|
| 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|
| 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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