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bcory2003South Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


Awesome weather, spectacular climb! Glisading all the way down was a blast!
Posted Aug 28, 2012 12:27 pm

mastercoogMt. Adams Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012


Climbed it two days ago. Enjoyed this one. Pikers peak without crampons proved to be a enjoyable challenge as I constantly used my ice axe to make steps. Great Glissading! We went down the wrong ridge descending but we were able to correct our path rather quickly.
Posted Aug 17, 2012 2:30 am

Mike LewisBest Glissade in Years  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Mike Lewis

Went up the South Spur. Thanks to Chance Y for making this happen! Beautiful mountain and great glissade in perfect weather.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 7:02 pm

funkstufBeautiful weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


I took three friends up this weekend that had never climbed. It was nearly a perfect climbing day and everyone summitted. We left the parking lot at 3:30 am. and the near full moon lit the trail and the mountain was clearly visible in the moonlight. We had high high winds up to Lunch Counter. It then calmed down and was a beautiful climb. We stayed on top for over two hours because it was so nice. It felt like about 50 degrees. The glissading was great.
Posted Aug 5, 2012 3:24 am

cbeatsSouth Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012


Second try after turning around in a white-out w/ 40mph winds earlier in the week.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 10:29 am

ArkitektFirst Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


Camped at Lunch Counter and hit the summit at about 8am.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 12:27 am

pingzingrGood day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Beautiful two days up on the mountain with a couple hundred others.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 2:23 am

sbkelleySouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012


Long day, but we made good progress up and summitted in about 4.5 hours from the TH. Wish I could tell you what the last 2,000' of the climb looked like, but it was pea-soup cloudy up there. Glissade lived up to the hype
Posted Jul 25, 2012 1:21 pm

lutty11Adams Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012


Challenging yet rewarding, only ones on mountain! With Gcap and Vertigo soul.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Vertigo soulAdams Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Vertigo soul

Navigated the somewhat confusing Adams Glacier with 2 great partners - G-Love and Lutty. Great route, but right side was totally out and instead we zig-zagged our way up the middle of the glacier. Had the peak to ourselves and weather was again perfect!
Posted Jul 16, 2012 11:18 am

MAeroFirst volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012
One-day ascent on the South Spur. Started from Cold Springs about 1:30. Lunch Counter to Piker's was icy early in the morning. We waited on top for an hour or two for the sun to come out and make conditions passable for the excellent glissade.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 1:34 am

apesouth spur, my first Cascades summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012
Perfect conditions on the South Spur. A friend and I camped around 6500'. Lots of post holing, especially past Piker's Peak. Stunning views of Hood and Rainier from the summit. Glissaded most of Piker's.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 3:46 pm

D WatsonMy backyard mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010

D Watson

Ski descent with Walter Burkhardt
Posted May 28, 2012 9:28 pm

MichaelWW'Winter Route' in August!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Success on our second attempt! Climbed with James Robinson and this was a five star trip all around.

Because of the heavy snowfall in the cascades in 2010/2011 (200%+ of normal), everyone we talked to on the south side was using the 'winter route', which runs to the east of the Crescent Glacier instead of just to the west.

I put my clinometer on multiple spots going up to Pikers peak and it consistently read in the low 40s for incline angle, not 30 degrees as stated.

The summit was amazing, but the glissade down from Pikers was easily the most fun part! So fast too!
Posted May 28, 2012 4:43 pm

sgilesSouth walk up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Fun climb, awesome glisading! The south walk up route is perfect for getting in shape for bigger climbs
Posted Apr 13, 2012 3:01 pm

Jake RobinsonGlissade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Jake Robinson

Great climb. Crampons were mandatory this late in the season. Awesome glissade down from Pikers Peak!
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:19 am

OWildernessFun Climb, Awesome Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011


Fun easy climb, massive glissade on the way down!
Posted Mar 13, 2012 1:56 pm

CalMany times  Sucess!


Glissade off south side is wonderful. Tried going up the Mazama glacier one year and turned around for deteriorating conditions (too much rolling rock) as it gets hot early and this was a hot year. Trouble is, RTM trail was still snow-covered which made for hard approach while the glacier was melted to hell. I think the East side, therefor, is better to do in winter. Will try the North side next time.
Posted Feb 22, 2012 2:30 am

mattwagner58My first cascade volcano!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011
My most strenuous summit to date. Loooooooong climb from the lunch counter. Beautiful day.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 12:41 pm

santanoniLava Ridge, Perfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011


Probably the 2 most beautiful days I have spent on a mountain. Not a very commonly used route, but it was fun, isolated, with incredible views. Bivied at 8000 ft on the lava glacier moraine and was rewarded with a great sunset and sunrise.
Posted Jan 12, 2012 10:27 pm

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