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hatchgreyFrozen ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011
Both me and my roommate went up in a complete wind storm, without ropes. We had left our to ladies lower on the snow field and continued on. The rangers had advised us of our poor choice of no ropes and when he saw our other members lower he immediately knew who they were apart of. Summitted just the same and it was incredibly windy at the top. Round two will be better!
Posted Jan 6, 2012 1:14 am

Bluecube22DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009


an incredable climb
Posted Nov 20, 2011 6:55 pm

blakemj33DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011


This mountain never dissapoints. No much more to say. It speaks for itself
Posted Oct 9, 2011 12:09 am

Kristin5berryMy first  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011


Posted Aug 29, 2011 12:30 am

funkstufD.C. climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010


Just got on this forum so this is a late post. We climbed this last year on a beautiful day. Camped at Ingraham Flats and left in the dark. No wind, absolutely beautiful on top. I'm going to do it again this year. Here's a Youtube video of the climb. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFCKVPqhE7Q
Posted Jun 29, 2011 3:39 am

mradventureDC with traverse of Emmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Great Day for first summit attempt....and first time on Rainier. Just above the DC, a snowbridge collapsed injuring a climber. We waited for word on the route. It was detoured by the guide climbers so we decided to go that route. Safer route for newbies traversed above Emmons Glacier skirting around and over several crevasses, some large with snowbridges and some small enough to hop over. Very little wind at summit (none in crater) and abundant sun. Soft sloppy snow for decent all the way down to Paradise. At Camp Muir 6/25 and witnessed immense avalanche on Nisqually Glacier which sent a dirty snowshower down on Camp Muir. Occurred about a minute after small jet flew over summit...coincidence or just the sun's heat.
Posted Jun 27, 2011 6:12 pm

hol571Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


clear weather on the summit
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:35 pm

jpsmythLate season success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Great first Rainier climb with good partners.
Posted May 12, 2011 1:00 am

Krylon2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008


Was at low point of my life in terms of fitness back then, and just about had to crawl the last hour to the top. At least, it felt that way :)
Posted Mar 24, 2011 2:59 pm

GumbieRainier  Sucess!


Early season....
Posted Mar 12, 2011 2:25 pm

Josh LewisInteresting Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Josh Lewis

This was an interesting trip, Rainer's more eventful that I had managed to figure. But it was fun.
Posted Jan 13, 2011 4:27 pm

ExcitableBoyCTC 8 hours  Sucess!


Quick ascent. Plus two others.
Posted Jan 7, 2011 10:59 am

Shane RathbunMule Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Shane Rathbun

Typical slog up the summit via the DC. Wish I would have experienced the mountain via a different route for my first time on Rainier but either way a great weekend climb.

The typical zoo at Camp Muir (100 people). Crowded on the route, lots of guided groups. Heard a huge rock avalanche off of Little Tahoma early in the morning and seracs collapsing later in the afternoon. Got stuck behind a guided group on the descent down cleave.

Climbed with Stan Morgivich
Posted Dec 6, 2010 2:29 pm

Mike LewisDC in two days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Mike Lewis

Wanted to make it three days but weather and group dynamics wouldn't allow it. Big fun suffer-fest. I will come back for more!
Posted Nov 16, 2010 2:35 am

TrappedInNJAmazing Trip!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010


Amazing trip! Trail was very well marked. Great weather, except pretty windy on second day. Did not summit because of altitude sickness, can't wait to try it again in 2011.
Posted Nov 14, 2010 3:55 pm

myjudgeGreat route, beautiful, a bit crowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005


First attempt and a success without using guides. Camped at Protection camp (better view) just below Muir and lost a day due to whiteout & storm. Overall great experience on a big mountian. Lingered a little too long at the summit and had a difficult descent on slushy snow on the Cleaver. Don't underestimate the dangers on this mountian, especially on this route.
Posted Oct 27, 2010 2:57 pm

KushrocksRe: First Rainier Ascent


Hey man how long did it take you to climb rainier total? I am looking into doing it next August. Was there any very technical terrain? What special equipment did you need? Is it possible to do it in one day?
Posted Oct 3, 2010 8:54 pm

Gumbie3/5 stars  Sucess!


Snow hike
Posted Oct 1, 2010 8:17 am

Paul86First Rainier Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


We were under prepared and stupid. Should not have gone but somehow found success thanks to great weather and good help from other teams. I learned a great deal from this climb.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 1:24 am

hubixGreat fall conditions.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010


We had to cross two ladders, but other than that still great condition. We left late from Camp Muir (4.30am), because it was very cold. Not very crowded.
Posted Aug 31, 2010 11:20 pm

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