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Mike D'Great Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014
Drew & I left the crowded dirt road mid-afternoon, soft snow got us to lunch counter well before sunset for our rendezvous with three other friends. No rush in the morning, easy summit and awesome ski descent.

Moderate traffic, not terrible...except for that dude buzzing the climbers all morn from his flying fan paraglider thingy, so annoying, what was his deal?!
Posted Mar 31, 2016 12:45 pm

wrwicksGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014
Did it in one day,left at sunrise. GPS said I hit 25 mph while glissading down.
Posted Mar 2, 2016 1:10 am

elcy79.gpVia SouthSpur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

elcy79.gp

Hiked up to just below Lunch Counter with John and grandson Tristin. Got early start and made the summit in fairly good time considering grandsons first peak over 12k and first snow climb.

Beautiful day with great views of MSH, Rainer, Hood and Jefferson
Posted Oct 20, 2015 4:04 pm

mdt81South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

mdt81

Great first mountaineering adventure.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 8:24 pm

mrjenks85Suksdorf + Snowboard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2015

mrjenks85

Climbed on a gorgeous weekend at the end of May (avoided the Cascade volcano pass!)

Hauled the snowboard to the top via the Suksdorf Ridge and Piker's Peak.

Sun came out, great corn snow, fun all the way down!
Posted Oct 8, 2015 12:10 am

scgrantMount Adams  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2015

scgrant

South Spur route with Greg Jagielski. Crowded mountain.
Posted Sep 15, 2015 11:56 pm

Alex WoodSkied South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2015

Alex Wood

Left the parking lot at 2:30am (sorry to all the folks who had to hear my car alarm go off). Summit by 10am, skied down on crappy snow till the false summit and then things got wayy better.
Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:29 pm

BooRadleySouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2015

BooRadley

One day ascent via the South Spur. Glissaded most of the way down.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 12:39 pm

Darren9Stormy Monday Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

Darren9

Made a one day ascent from Killen Creek. We are part of the Sierra Mountaineering Club from CA. We left at 2 am and were at the base of the route around 7am. First bit through crevasses and moderate snow was pretty simple. Rock was probably 4th class at the hardest, but loose. Exposure minimal. Last bit was steeper snow then about 2 pitches of alpine ice around 45 degrees. We gained the North Ridge around 11,700 and were standing on the summit at 12:30. We descended the North Ridge which was unpleasant, very loose and long, but still the best way off the mountain to the north. Fun route.
Posted Jul 15, 2015 8:49 pm

Ian CulhaneSouth Spur Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

Ian Culhane

Probably wasn't worth the extra 25 pounds of ski gear, but still an enjoyable climb with perfect weather. We camped at around 8000', just after the trail switched to snow. We left our skis at Pikers Peak before heading the summit. The top was surprisingly warm; I was wearing shorts at one point and didn't get cold. Glissaded/hiked down to about 10800' before putting on skis. Not perfect conditions, but still an awesome run. Hoping for more snow next year!
Posted Jul 2, 2015 9:31 pm

quorraluxSouth Spur Route - 1st volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

quorralux

Drove down from Seattle Friday night and left cold springs campground at 4:00 am. Reached the summit around 11am and took advantage of the fantastic glissading all the way down. 11.5 hours round trip - a long day but very fun!
Posted Jun 17, 2015 7:53 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaYay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Wiktoria Plawska

Solo ascent via south spur, left at 430am, summit at 11:30, and back by 3pm. Cloudless day, amazing gliassading, loved it. Will be back with my skis next time!
Posted Jun 7, 2015 10:51 pm

skylerSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015

skyler

Climbed solo via the South Spur. Camped at the lunch counter. The weather was perfect for the 9am summit. Will do it again.
Posted May 6, 2015 9:48 am

endo.the.timbercar to car  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2015

endo.the.timber

nice hike. Mazama route.
Posted Apr 17, 2015 11:43 pm

golearyBeginners stupidity
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013
This was my first attempt climbing a mountain and we decided to do it in one day. I didnĀ“t bring enough food or clothing for that matter and we did start towards the summit until around noon. Massive cloud system and electrical storm ended up turning us back less than 200 feet below the summit in the middle of the night. Definitely learned a lesson and will never do anything this stupid again.
Posted Jan 30, 2015 9:36 pm

Ian CulhaneSouth Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Ian Culhane

Great two day climb with optimal weather; amazing glissade down from the false summit!
Posted Jan 23, 2015 2:29 am

nlahueFantastic Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

nlahue

South Spur Route, Camped at Lunch Counter the night of the 5th. Started about 3:30 am for the summit and summited around 7ish as the second group on the summit for the day. Had amazing views of Ranier, Helens, Hood, Jefferson and even the 3 Sisters.
Posted Dec 9, 2014 6:52 pm

RkapmanSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Rkapman

Started on the 11th camped up at the lunch counter, continued the following morning around 5am and made the summit around 9 am
Posted Dec 1, 2014 4:45 pm

Vic HansonA beautiful day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

Vic Hanson

After picking up my permit that morning I didn't start hiking until 9:30, reached the summit at 3 pm, and back at parking at 6. Was a fun glissade in spots! South Spur route.
Posted Sep 19, 2014 11:48 pm

NSchweigerSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014
Great first snow climb.
Posted Sep 8, 2014 2:22 pm

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