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nicozoneFarewell to Grandfather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2013


We originally wanted to take a few newbie climbers for their first summit, but every of them bailed at the last minute due to anxiety or scheduling. My regular climbing partner and I went up and back in 5 hours 25 minutes to see how fast we could push ourselves. He also brought his grandfather's ashes to the summit for a quick memorial and release onto the flanks of the mountain; his grandfather last summited Mt. St. Helens in the late 1970's, and was unable to return for a post-eruption summit.
Posted Sep 13, 2013 2:50 pm

nicozoneLast Climbers of the Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


We were originally planning on camping along the trail so that a friend of ours could take his time and make the summit (this was his first attempt at an actual "mountain"), but he had to drop out at the first boulder field. We left him to prepare camp while we gambled at a chance to make the summit before it got dark. We made the summit at 4:30pm and saw the sun go down as we hiked back to camp. Amazing weekend trip!
Posted May 2, 2012 6:13 pm

blakemj33Climb On!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Make sure to bring a snowboard! Leave early because the snow gets sticky pretty quick in the summer.
Posted Dec 25, 2011 10:00 pm

raywfun day


went up with the scouts and had a great day
Posted Jan 20, 2011 3:38 pm

C WenkerDay hike  Sucess!

C Wenker

Summer 2006.
Posted Jan 25, 2010 5:47 pm

OJ LoennekerIn winter  Sucess!

OJ Loenneker

This route is even more of a challenge in the winter when you skin up the road to climbers bivouac. Especially as you have to dodge the slednecks as the come whizzing by you a great speed, leaving you choking in their two stroke exhaust.
Posted Jan 3, 2010 9:25 pm

SKIPart I of the triple crown (Helens, Adams, Hood)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2009


Sure wish I had brough skis!!!!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 9:38 pm

HotovenFirst Volcano!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2000


This was a fun hiking being my first volcano and all. I ran up the last steep section, I was blown out after that!
Posted Jun 24, 2009 9:39 am

gimpilatorSurprisingly Little Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008


This was a wonderful trip with fellow OSAT members. Literally a day-dream come true. See the trip report with photos.
Posted Feb 24, 2009 3:35 pm

BCJFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2001


Fun climb, lots of people, and beautiful views from the rim.
Posted Oct 4, 2008 3:03 pm

RedwicA Solid Workout With A Big Payoff...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008


Because I share the same birthday (May 18) as Mount Saint Helens' most famous eruption, although I was exactly three years old when the eruption occurred, I had always wanted to summit the mountain. This has to be the rockiest and sandiest (or should I say "ashiest"?) route I have ever climbed up a mountain, so far. Gorgeous day with spectacular scenery. Looking into the crater, and seeing the devastation of the 1980 eruption up-close, makes the entire trip worth it. Great views of all the nearby volcanoes and other peaks.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 9:14 pm

Rob RicksStormy conditions
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004

Rob Ricks

Interesting little train-up effort. Really foul weather kept us from making the true summit. Probably a better early season climb.
Posted May 21, 2008 7:24 pm

lalpinistToo Windy
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008


We camped the night before in the rain. There were periods of blue skies, but the wind above 5,000 feet was relentless and it was clearly stormy at the summit.
Posted May 19, 2008 6:47 pm

BaarbLovely jubbly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


Took this route as a first timer, cloudy at first but then pooped out above the mist and beautiful all the ways to the top.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 1:03 pm

AeldrinClimbed up several times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2004


I've climbed up this route a few times ... usually on mother's day, but other times as well.
Posted May 22, 2007 2:46 pm

JJRoute Climbed: Monitor Ridge Date Climbed: June 20th, 2001  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2001
A long, slow, slog up a mountainside full of slush. Weather was clear and hot. Really impressive when you reach the summit and see the destruction caused by the eruption and the power of mother nature.
Posted May 13, 2007 2:46 pm

esullenderDay 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006
Here's my TR:
Posted Jul 23, 2006 6:53 pm

2skinnersClimbed with my nephew  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004
Did this one the day before it was shut down. Guess I have that effect.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 9:02 am

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