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CurtissimoPAH-TO: sacred mountain of the Yakama  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1996

Curtissimo

Greatest glissades ever! Yakama name for peak (PAH-TO)so much more accurately describes its nobility and beauty.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:22 pm

IanhboomSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Ianhboom

Climbed it solo. Perfect day. Only saw 3 other people all day. Took 12 hours round trip. Good trip! Will do it again!
Posted Dec 3, 2008 4:04 pm

dresserColumbus Day South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008

dresser

Very windy at the top. Snowy from about 8500 feet from previous weekend snowstorm. Crampons highly recommended from lunch counter up.
Posted Oct 14, 2008 4:50 pm

oso1212South Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

oso1212

Didn't need crampons. Great weather.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 1:00 am

EastKingSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

EastKing

Long day but six volcano views. not much glissading but I didn't care because the six volcano views made it more than worthwhile.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 11:08 am

BCJStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

BCJ

Good conditions, but icy from the Lunch Counter to Piker's Peak.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:42 am

CORDILLERAORIENTALMAZAMA GLACIER
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

CORDILLERAORIENTAL

Turned back due to high winds approx 1000 feet above Sunrise Camp(8300 ft). Great trip anyway. Had the camp all to ourselves for most of the week end. We had a large party(11), as this was a fund raising climb for breast cancer research (FHCRC, the "Hutch" in Seattle). Avoid South Spur and its crowds.....climb the Mazama instead.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 8:25 pm

Michael71long but nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008
started at cold springs at 4:10 am, reached the summit at 12:30, took me longer than estimated; hardest part is the snowfield below the false summit, that almost got me; no real need for crampons but could be different in other conditions; glissading was hardly possible anymore in the afternoon;
met a lot of nice people up there;
take care when going down if you glissade down the Crescent glacier, there was a large open crevasse there, but almost no one seemed to mind but me; I missed the right way down the Crescent ridge and (just as warned on the Climbing Report page) got lost on my way down, meaning having to go back another 300m up which finished me;
nevertheless a great trip, best done in my view in one day, beautiful mountain and scenery with Hood, St. Helens and Rainier
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:43 am

oso1212First Cascade Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

oso1212

South Spur day trip. Left car at 0630, summitted at 1400, back to car at 1730. Great trip.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 12:31 am

LeviBack for the Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Levi

Camped at the Lunch Counter and started the next morning at 5. Made the summit at 9. The smoke and haze cut down on the view. Rainier, St. Helens and Hood were all visible from the summit but no further. After failing last year it was great to reach the summit.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 1:10 am

whaynalMazama  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

whaynal

Left from the South Spur TH and then generally followed the Around-The-Mountain trail to the base of the Mazama Glacier, where we camped. The next morning we roped up (it was my first time on a big glacier--quite exciting) and made the summit in the early afternoon.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 1:32 am

Sierra Ledge Rat1987: N Ridge  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Climbed the N Ridge in a whiteout
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:48 am

supermarmotFIRE!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

supermarmot

skied to the summit and then barely made it out due to the rapidly growing cold springs fire. exciting!

Posted Jul 15, 2008 1:29 am

DundeelSouth Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

Dundeel

Snow from just above the TH. Lots of melted out tent sites and running water available at Lunch Counter. Visibility was limited on the 6th due to California forest fire smoke.
Made a 5am start from Lunch Counter with crampons. Smoke had blown away and the view was excellent once the sun came up. Reached the summit shortly after 10. Wind at Pikers Peak was 25 to 30 and on the summit, 40+. It took us 3 hours to climb to Pikers Peak and 20 minutes to glissade back down.
Finished off with a great meal at KJ's Bear Creek Cafe in Trout Lake.
Posted Jul 8, 2008 3:20 pm

maraudersSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

marauders

Wanted to climb the Mazama Glacier, but the road to the trailhead was still blocked by snow 3.5 miles out from the trailhead. Adding that additional 7 miles round trip to the route was simply out of our league for a single push on the route. The forest service was simply waiting for the snow to melt with no plans to clear the road, so we went up there and in 4 hours cleared the snow and trees from the road, it was awesome! It turned out a youth survival group had just had a team member blow out his knee and was immobile at the trailhead. We arrived in our cars, and they were dumbfounded and emotional to realize they weren't going to have to carry him all the way down the mountain road. Great experience.

We didn't have the strength to do a single push for the Mazama Glacier route any longer, so we did a single push on the South Spur. The terrain is simple and easy, and not quite the Cascade experience we wanted, but hey the mountain was beautiful and we summited, plus the glissades are fun. We'll be back again someday.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 12:29 am

dannottiGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007
Climbed via Mazama glacier. Great weather and views past Rainer. Great base camp at base of the Mazama glacier
Posted Jun 16, 2008 12:18 am

Jordan11South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Jordan11

Great work out, but awfully long for one day. We passed many people who had opted to not wear crampons. I would recommend them. Fantastic glissade off the top.
Posted May 28, 2008 11:09 pm

peakrat76South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1977

peakrat76

Nice climb. Beautiful high camp. Not difficult at all.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 2:27 pm

BKWSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

BKW

Good climb, good times. Forgot gloves. The glissade chute was about 7 feet deep off of the false summit.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 6:53 pm

Craig NielsenSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Craig Nielsen

Overnight Solo -sweet climb.
Posted Mar 29, 2008 10:37 pm

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