Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

For climbers who identify as women and non-binary only. This is a mentored lead for Annora Ayer. Should be a fun climb. Leader permission granted by Annora.

  • Sat, Jul 29, 2023 — Tue, Aug 1, 2023
  • Foothills Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults, Women Only
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft


We will be going as far as possible up the mountain while still maintaining this trip's "Basic" status. 

Note: I will be asking each participant to chip in for the cost of permits on this climb: $25 each.

Participants on this trip should be prepared to take part in the trip as full members, navigating, speaking up, and helping to make group decisions.

 Permits have already been purchased.

When asking for permission to register,  include relevant recent conditioning. Include pack weight and times. Request permission even if I have given you permission for previous climbs.  Members who have volunteer experience with the club will have priority for this climb.  If your request doesn't include the relevant info, or it is obvious that you did not read this entirely, it will be ignored.


Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Mount Olympus Climber's Map

    USGS Mt Olympus
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • Picket (1 per climber)
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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