Fun route. Get on this route early, the ledges seem to bake when exposed to morning/afternoon sun, and there will be rock fall as the temperature rises. Turned around in March due to suspect snow conditions while traversing on the ledges. I would climb this route again.
Great route......great conditions and absolutely Junery weather in January! A guy in another group went all the way to the summit wearing shorts! Ledges had excellent snow coverage and the exit chute was in REMARKABLE condition. Descended the ID.......celebratory Rainier beer back at Paradise.
Soooo close but sooo far away Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2010
Lots of snow on the ledges. Final chute was ready to blow and the cruxy traverse sent us packing. Liberty Ridge next time. Awesome route though; red moon rising, Adams, Hood, Jefferson and St Helens looming over the clear horizon... Simply awesome.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."