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mcphermaLoving it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


Climbed in and out of the clouds and camped at the lunch counter. Got up at 3am, started climbing at about 0345 and summited at about 0645.Summit day weather was AWSOME with unbelievable views of Rainier, St Helens, Hood, Jefferson, and if you looked closely, Sisters. My first solo on one of the big ones. Very cool, even if it was the south route.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 5:52 pm

Deltaoperator17That was FUN!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009


Hiked up the #183 to just below the Lunch Counter, made camp followed a Mountain Goat around for 30 minutes. Next morning, pushed up to Pikers and the Summit. Very good Glisade down- Perfect snow. My Son Snowboarded down from Pikers Peak. Perfect Fathers day gift.
Posted Jun 22, 2009 3:02 pm

kerphuphulUnreal weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


South route. Parked 4 miles from TH. Camped at Lunch Counter. Summit at 12:15pm. Hardly a breath of wind - near-perfect weather both days (a little haze). Great to see Rainier at the summit. Great glissade back to lunch counter - kept up with the skiers. Using GPS helped us cut a few switchbacks on the trail/road (all snow-covered). Back to jeep by 8pm. Double Mountain Brewery by 10:00. Home by 1:00am.
Next time I'm going to go up with a split-board and skins. Which would cut down on the time and energy - making it possible to be done in a day.
Posted May 27, 2009 4:49 pm

bfrenchAdams  Sucess!


Skied standard route with Katie and CW.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:26 am

NCclimberWe'll be back
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


Chased off at 7000' by weather. We'll pad an extra day in next time.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 6:00 pm

Merlin736Great experience!


Climbed via standard Suksdorf Ridge Route in August. A long drive from Seattle. Camped at Trout Lake the night before and drove to trail head at first light. While driving, we saw a young black bear rear up on its hind legs in the forest, look at us, and then run away. Blowing dust on the lower slopes. Beyond false summit, got blasted with strong wind and saw gaping crevasse below. Reminded me of a lunar scape. The scree pumice on the final summit slope was as soft as butter. 8 hrs 15 minutes from parking lot to parking lot; next time we hope to take it slower. Didn't use ice axe or crampons though one of my minimalist friends once topped Adams in a tennis shoe and a Teva sandle.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 9:35 pm

skydiver777The second of three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


My friend Gary and I climbed the South Spur Route in two days. The mountain got 200% snow fall that winter so the access road was closed 4 miles from the trail head. That sucked. Long hike in the first day. Camped at the Breakfast table. Summit morn, the top of the Mt was socked in by fast moving clouds from 9,000 ft up. We waited until 7:30 for our summit push. We relyed on wands and GPS to get us to the top. High winds, 60-70 mph, about 25 degrees. Found the summit Stick, Took pict/video hiked down to the false summit. It cleared up by then. Glasaded the next 3,000 down to our camp. Oh Yeah. Packed up and hiked down to the trail head. By then, I was tired of hiking in my double plastics. Oh Crap, four more miles of snow covered roads to get to the car. Made it, and went to find a large Pizza. Then onto Mount St. Helens.
Posted Mar 5, 2009 5:09 pm

Mark StraubHigh Winds
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

Mark Straub

It was a great trip, although we were not successful. We spent the night at Lunch Counter and headed up for a summit push in the morning. We left at 3:30 a.m., and a long and tough push up the mountain got us to Piker's Peak at 6:45. Winds of about 70mph and ice drove us back down (We did not have crampons with us.) Nevertheless, a fun trip to be on.
Posted Mar 1, 2009 11:47 pm

farrisglSouthside Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2002


I had climbed Rainier the previous week as part of an expedition training course and when in the PacNorWest looked to another peak. Camped out below the Lunch Table, then up the southside spur route the next day. Very little snow made for slow going on the scree / loose rooks. Weather was spotty for most of the day. Final 200 wind blowing with limited visability. Reached the summit house, found the signin box on the back side, took a quick self portrait and headed down. Weather cleared a bit to reveal a decent view.
Posted Feb 28, 2009 1:53 am

justingFirst cascade peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1999


Will always be a memorable climb for me as it was right before I moved to Chicago for grad school.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 4:45 pm

sassyplattSouth side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005


Nice climb with the kids, fine glissading.
Posted Jan 24, 2009 7:02 pm

sourstrawNorth Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Rocky, lots of scree ... base camp is spectacular. Fun climb! way less crowded than the south side, but no glissading down!
Posted Jan 13, 2009 12:46 am

oregonmtnmanSouth Side Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005


Made summit with Chemeketans out of Salem, Oregon. Beautiful weather and fantastic mountain. Awesome glissades, very fast.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 12:02 am

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


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


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


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


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

EastKingSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008


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


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

Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


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

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