Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

Deep in the woods lies a peak so remote, it is named for the home of the Gods. Come take a walk far into the wilderness and find yourself a place amongst the giant trees and many peaks.

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  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 — Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft


This climb is earmarked for Tacoma Basic Climbing Students.  Tacoma Basic students will have first go at the available slots until the end of May.  If you are a student from another branch, you may inquire about wait list beginning June 1st.

This is a very long approach.  Being in good shape is key to getting it done.

There is a permit reservation recovery fee of $25 paid to leader.


Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Overnight gear and clothing
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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