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calipidderJust before winter closure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016


Lovely day hike on a cold fall day. Took the sandy climb straight up the side on the way up, circled around on a better use trail on the descent.
Posted Mar 25, 2017 8:04 pm

jadenpalmerBelknap crater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


Great day for the hike and enjoyed the view.
Posted Jul 4, 2015 11:11 am

coltonpalmerNorth ridge approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


Great day with some scouts, did Little Belknap first then the Crater. Warm day, a little breeze was welcomed.
Posted Jul 4, 2015 12:52 am

coltonpalmerBelknap Crater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Was welcomed by several inches of snow, got a couple glimpses of the Sisters though.
Posted Jun 29, 2013 5:49 am

Nick TurturaFun trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Nick Turtura

Don't forget to check out little Belknap.
Posted Jun 5, 2012 12:26 am

Ted EliasonWalking on the Moon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1997

Ted Eliason

Surprisingly cold and windy
Posted Oct 12, 2011 2:07 pm

mjohns6475belknap crater  Sucess!


oct 09
Posted Dec 16, 2009 12:00 am

alpinedonlong ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1999


Hiked this solo many years ago, fun hike, gorgeous view of Washington in particular.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 2:42 am

BombchaserLot's of lava and scree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Climbed Belknap using the approach from hwy 242. This route uses the Pacific Crest Trail which crosses a long section of lava. The climb up the mountain is in steep, loose scree. I also summitted Little Belknap on this trip. The views are awsome, a person can see many Cascade Peaks.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 5:38 pm

mountaingazelleBelknap Crater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008


I’m glad there was a trail through the lava fields. The dark rock really heats up in the afternoon. The final climb up Belknap Crater was not very fun but going down was fast. Went to Little Belknap and checked out the caves there.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:08 am

MoapaPksomething of everything  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1983


The wife and I really appreciated the CCC trail over the lava -- I can't imagine that hike otherwise. Great lava tubes to the east, on the way up.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 7:19 pm

alexrSE/pct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


an easy day hike, got a good veiw of the Black Crater fire wich was nearby. Some thunderstorms in the morning but partly cloudy in the afternoon and vaery windy on the summit.
Posted Aug 11, 2006 5:58 am

Tracyset out to climb Belknap Crater, climbed Little Belknap instead (from McKenzie Pass)
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 1989


My brother Eric and I were driving back to Provo, Utah after attending our brother Harold's wedding in Portland. I talked Eric into a hike along the PCT with the goal of climbing Belknap Crater. He couldn't spare the time required so I settled for Little Belknap and we explored the Lava Tubes that had some snow in them near the entrances
Posted Apr 21, 2006 4:36 am

Harry of OregonRoute Climbed: SE Sandy Slope Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Harry of Oregon

Hiked this alone Like I usually do.

Nice warm day but not too hot.

Took the side trip to Little Belknap and poked around the small caves.

Visited with a PCT thru hiker.

Half the work is trudging through the sandy soil to the summit.

Posted Sep 6, 2005 4:48 pm

annaleiserabinekRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!


Cornvallis (see post below) and I hiked up both little and big Belknap. Nice. Not the greatest views, the weather couldn't decide if it was coming or going. Incredibly windy!!! There was a group of four going up after us and one of the girls was in a cotton mini-skirt and t-shirt. I don't know how she got up the nasty scree slog as far as she did.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 11:29 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!


Hiked along with Little Belknap. Very cool section of PCT over miles of lava, feel sorry for the trail builders. Extremely windy on top, approaching the time we chased off of Whitney. Great views, you can almost see the lava flowing. Gave a PCT through hiker from NC a ride down to Sisters to re-supply.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 11:57 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 4th, 1985  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

Climbed this many times since and almost every time I go over the Hwy 242 pass. Very interesting multi-cratered cone with great views of the Sisters and Washington.
Posted Nov 10, 2004 11:28 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: East side Date Climbed: September 09, 2004  Sucess!


I hiked this after doing Little Belknap Crater. It reminded me more of the beach than a mountain until I got to the top. The craters below the summit are pretty neat. Quite windy at the top. I could see from Jefferson to Diamond Peak. I could also see a forest fire burning north of Black Butte. Following the lava flows to their source at Little Belknap was the highlight of this one for me. Neat lava tubes (caves). Looking at the age differences of different lava flows from Belknap's summit was also pretty cool.
Posted Sep 10, 2004 3:39 am

MoniRoute Climbed: East flank up, North ridge down Date Climbed: 8 Aug 2004  Sucess!


Did this on my way over to Bend from Eugene. 3 hours round trip. Went up the steep trail up the east flank with fine views of the Middle and North Sisters in front of me, descended the north ridge, looking at Mt Washington and other peaks further north.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 5:22 pm

cjwhatRoute Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: July 10, 2004  Sucess!


Pleasant day hike sans mosquitos or any other unpleasantness. 2 1/4 casual hours to top.
Posted Jul 26, 2004 3:13 pm

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