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Josh LewisTwo Thumbs way Up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Josh Lewis

One of the greatest peaks I have ever done, it certainly ranks above Rainier. We did encounter some of the worst snow conditions on the way down by sinking into icy crusted snow, but at the same time the scenery was far out. A mountain I want to climb again soon!
Posted Jan 12, 2011 1:06 am

Snidely WhiplashDeep Snow
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1990

Snidely Whiplash

Got worn out by hip-deep snow in a high-snow year.
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:00 pm

ExcitableBoyEast Ridge, NE Face, NW Ice Couloir  Sucess!


Various climbs on Eldo. Made the second ascent of the NW Ice Couloir in thin (very fun) conditions.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 9:06 am

iquest4itToo awesome for words  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


We did this climb on the way out after spending a week on the Inspiration Glacier climbing various peaks in the area. I could write for hours on how awesome this place is, but it's too cool for words. It is my favorite place on earth...
Posted Dec 25, 2010 4:50 pm

Mike LewisWhole day for us  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Mike Lewis

Trip with Gimpilator, EastKing, mtn.climber, Mark Straub, and Josh Lewis. EK and mtn.c had to turn around for good reasons while the rest of us continued up under a brilliant blue sky. This was probably the most exercise I've ever had in one day (as Adam already noted, a foot of powder and punchy crust slowed us significantly).
Posted Nov 16, 2010 2:57 am

RSBARNESEldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Good weather made the day go off without a hitch. Pushed it into a one day trip as the weather report for Sunday was calling for showers. Great times.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 1:02 am

YEMEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010


I finally took my time on a mountain, 4 days on Eldorado and only 1 other party went above our base camp at 7800ft. A fantastic mountain with a lot less toil than I expected. The descent requires lots of knees. Bring extra.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 11:18 pm

Mike LewisEldorado East Ridge Via Roush Creek/Eldorado Creek Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

Mike Lewis

It was a very exhausting single day push! When you put all my mistakes together, it was roughly 7,000' of elevation gain (regular route is 6,800' -- I ascended some gulleys twice). I was fortunate enough to be with a strong and careful team. Spectacularly beautiful going up. Brutally torturous going down (nasty conditions -- not what I expected).
Posted Mar 9, 2010 2:41 am

EastKingWent down with my climbing partner for safety
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010


My friend ave was severely overtired after 25 hours with no sleep had to call it at 6250 feet. I made the correct choice and stayed with him while my friend summited Eldorado! Expect another attempt soon!
Posted Mar 9, 2010 1:08 am

gimpilatorOne Day Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010


12 inches of fresh snow slowed us down on this early spring ascent. We started at 3 AM and returned to the car at 9 PM for a total of 18 hours non-stop.
Posted Mar 7, 2010 11:33 am

RAdamsThird try's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 1983


May 29, 1983 Three trips, the last one was succesful. Previous attempts: Aug 8, 1971 Was not ready for that much work, Jul, 1982 got weathered out.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 1:56 am

montaneerKnife Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003


Had an amazing climb via the standard East Ridge approach. Few crevasses and hazards. Snow was soft enough for easy climbing. Knife-edge ridge lived up to its bill as "Himalayan like." Great climb!!
Posted Sep 14, 2009 12:17 am

rmick25East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2003


First real mountaineering experience. Steep approach but so worth it. The knife edge is exhilarating.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 9:57 pm

ericwillhiteEast Ridge  Sucess!


Came in from the Forbidden Peak area ridgeline
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:29 am

cp0915East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Car to summit in a day, then hiked out the next morning. Stunning summit ridge and stellar summit views. Would dayhike it without hesitation, were I to go again.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:33 am

brucegEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


Great climb with Mark Allen from International Mountain Guides. Thanks for the belay on the summit ridge!
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:18 pm

Peak FreakEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Peak Freak

Nice steep uphill trail hike, 2 boulder fields, more trail, snow, up and over a ridge, up a glacier to camp. Dance party at camp. Wake up at 5:00 to rain & a white out. Delay summit plans. Wake up at 7:00 to clear skies and off we go. Uphill glacier slog, followed by a spectacular summit ridge. Thanks, Ian, Ken & Magnus!
Posted Jun 30, 2009 1:24 am

TheRootsterWith the NOLSies  Sucess!


Socked in on top. Great 360-degree views of the inside of a cloud!
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:37 am

Tom FralichNW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2009

Tom Fralich

Bill Ayers and I climbed this route to start our two weeks in the Cascades. We hiked up in the afternoon and made camp at around 5,600 ft on a nice flat area. I fell into a hole in the talus on the way and broke my trekking pole. We started for the summit at 1AM and made slow progress in the soft snow up the Eldorado Glacier. Got onto the route around 6AM and found pretty good conditions. Made it to the summit at around 10AM and then all the way down to the car. Definitely a brutal approach and descent.
Posted Jun 5, 2009 12:35 pm

lukicNW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


Esugi and I climbed the route in a day and a half. Brought 4 screws, a picket, fluke, set of nuts, #2-.5 Camalots. Used all 4 screws, both snow pro, some small nuts and I think only the .75 but another party last week said they used more cams and no nuts. Great climb, but I don't think I'll be making that approach again anytime soon. A bit too much slogging for a bit too little climbing.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 1:09 pm

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