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eckdoerryRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: multiple winter  Sucess!


A great climb in winter --- perfect to chase away winter blues. Mostly just a good workout --- fine for novice alpinists. I often carry up skis and ski the front bowl to get down. Glissading works too....
Posted Nov 28, 2003 12:51 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: September 14, 2003  Sucess!


Excellent weather and no mosquitos make this the perfect season for Diamond Peak. Awesome views in every direction. Every major Cascade volcano in Oregon was visible -- from Mt. Hood to Mt. McLoughlin (except North Sister, which is hidden behind Middle). Even the Willamette Valley and the Coast Range hovering above its constant haze were visible. I saw no one else the whole day.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 2:00 am

CornvallisRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 15, 2003  Sucess!


Left the trails behind at Marie Lake and bushwacked the final 2 miles and 2,600 ft. to the summit. Once you reach the small pond north of Marie Lake it is a fun tough scramble straight up, lots of huge bolders to hop along. The view once you reach the false summit is incredible. It was really hazy to the north, so not much to be seen, but to the south Cowhorn, Sawtooth, Howlock, Thielsen, Bailey, and Crater Lake rim clearly visible. The views of massive Diamond Peak from the summit were the highlight anyway. Had the summit all to myself for over an hour where I enjoyed the views, warm sunshine, and the traditional trail lunch of cold pizza from the night before ;-) Great day, fun bushwack and scramble, and beautiful mountain!

By the way, bring the jungle juice! Mosquitos are very bad in this area, at least in the early part of summer.
Posted Jul 16, 2003 2:09 pm

kcondos8Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: February 5, 2003  Sucess!
Great conditions! Rime ice covered everything, including the snowfields, creating a good hard surface for crampons. A few moats and cornices to worry about, otherwise pretty straightforward. Summit was no bigger than a large dinner table due to the pyramid of snow. Clear blue sky as far as I could see! The Three Sisters, Jefferson, and Hood were all visible as well.
Posted Feb 6, 2003 2:59 pm

zzrilRoute Climbed: NW side Date Climbed: February 1995  Sucess!


Two days on the peak. Woke to 18" fresh the morning we had to leave. Aaaaargh!
Posted Nov 22, 2002 12:56 pm

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2002  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

For the first 3 miles, there's a trail through the woods and I think someone who looked like me must have really pissed off the skeeters because they were swarming me the whole first third of the climb. Once I reached Marie Lake it got fun as that's where the trail ended and I had to bushwhack north about a mile or so until I could start picking out the ridges on the south side. Traversed a few ridges to the left until I picked up the main South Ridge. From there I spotted a few cairns and someone even used an ancient ski pole to point the way. That's as much of a trail as you get on this one. Made the false summit and saw the cool knife edge ridge over to the main summit. Nice scramble over some gendarmes and I was there. Beautiful day but kinda hazy from forest fires so views limited to the Three Sisters to Thielsen. Had the whole mountain to myself the entire day. Up in 3 hrs 45 mins and down in 2 hrs 35 mins.
Posted Jul 22, 2002 9:27 am

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