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Matt LemkeNice hot weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Matt Lemke

A two day climb of Mt. Adams on the hot third weekend on July 2009.
Saw MANY other people climbing it but still had fun. The glissade was fantastic!
Posted Dec 20, 2010 1:52 am

AutoxfilFun intro to the Cascades  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010


I ended up solo on this trip at the last minute when a partner got injured. Not feeling ready to solo Rainier I did the dog route on Adams instead, which was a little dissapointingly easy climbing, but amazing views and conditions. Perfect cramponing snow with an early start from 9k ft.

Would be brilliant with a ski descent.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 11:17 am

breauxtrahn2nd Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010


Climbed with papa. Planned on 3 days, but decided to hike out on summit day. Not entirely clear, could see down below us, and a bit of the goat rocks. Interesting being in the clouds though. Quite pretty.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 1:24 pm

Paul86South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009


My partner was too gassed by base camp to continue so we set up camp and I went for the summit alpine style the next day. Good climb and excellent practice for bigger peaks.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:47 am

jonesa37Skiing the South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010


2nd time climbing and this time skied from the summit with Pat
Posted Sep 13, 2010 11:39 pm

Bryan KVolcano virgin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Bryan K

What an awesome trip! The weather was great, but the views were less than perfect with low haze and morning clouds below.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 10:56 pm

PaulRomanoSouth Spur day-hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Great day to climb a snow-covered mountain as it was 90 degrees F down at the base. Incredible climb, but pretty grueling. Too much sun and a bit of altitude started to get to me half-way up the climb from Lunch Counter to Piker's Peak. Nevertheless, the 2000 ft glissade on the way down made everything worth it... people are not kidding when they call it "epic"!
Posted Aug 15, 2010 9:41 pm

T SharpYep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

T Sharp

Nice climb on the South Side route with MHimber. Blue Bird Day!
Posted Aug 11, 2010 2:42 am

CurtissimoSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010


with 8 other buddies 7 made it + me...

Snow is melting fast, road is dusty and clear, parking lot is busy, trail is dusty at least half up, then snow farily steady but rocks coming out, glissade chutes are still clear but melting fast I wouldn't expect them to be running for much more than another couple weeks at most till those rocks start poking out. Day was not overcast but views totally obscured by hazy smog or perhaps smoke from nearby forest fires (?) only Loo-Wit (St. Helens) came visible towards our descent. Trailhead 5600' up to camp at Goat Flats 9300' (about 4 hours with heavy packs) water running near campsites very convenient started at 5AM made summit 12276' (+2975) in 2-4 hours, glissade chutes not runnable before 9-10AM so don't start too early. About 30 minutes down with glissades then 2 hours down from Lunch Counter. Cute young chickadees working in the restaurant at Trout Lake gas station, food is good place is clean service is slow but girls are cute. Awesome views of mountain over cow fields on road into town. Drove via I5 south then I205 then 84 east exit Hood River brigde toll only 75c no waiting. Less than 5 hours to ranger station sans speeding, could be done quicker, + 30 minutes or so to trailhead.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 12:37 am

blueshadeMt. Adams - South Spur
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010


After working 24 hours straight and driving 18 hours to the TH slept a few hours and hit the trail. Long slog to the Lunch Counter and then the climb up Piker's Peak- made much harder by windy conditions and stronger gusts. At the top encountered 40+ mile an hour winds and couldn't even stand up. Probably should have tried to fight on, but turned around. Probably the only one to make it this far that day. Only peak not summited during my trip.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 11:31 am

SwithichSouth Spur: Lots of fun.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010
Started out at 7 A.M. Buddy got altitude sickness at 10,500 feet, but he dragged himself to the top anyway (summited about 12:30 P.M.). Glissading 2000 feet off of Pikers was unreal. Hard to describe without having climbed up the face first. The view was great from everywhere on the peak, and the weather held well enough to keep us from freezing or baking.

Our reaction upon leaving the mountain and looking back from Trout Lake was "Wow, we climbed that thing today." It really is a surreal experience. It is hard to believe you can be standing on the top of it only 4 hours after leaving the trailhead.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 2:08 pm

balajisvBeen a while  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010


South Spur: a really warm day and a long day hike. But great fun!
Posted Jul 31, 2010 7:49 pm

HotfeetNumber 7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


Seventh trip and 5th summit. Another great climb on Mount Adams!
Posted Jul 27, 2010 8:41 pm

RedwicGreat weather, great mountain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010


The weather was good, but the day was long. FZTE and I arrived at the trailhead very late in the evening and we each only got a solid 1h30m of sleep. This made the route more of a grind than it needed to be, but we made it. I was one of the first climbers to reach the summit that day, and FZTE still made the summit despite a lingering stomach ailment that nearly ended his ascent. The glissades down from Pikers Peak were awesome! This was my 24th WA CoHP completed.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 10:31 am

fzteCar to Car South Spur via Cold Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010


Due to the crazy weather conditions in the spring, the entire route was still snow-covered. The Wild Waves-like glissade chutes from the false summit all the way to the Lunch Counter were tons of fun.
Posted Jul 22, 2010 1:36 am

zoinkSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


Went up the south spur from Cold Springs. Very hard to find a parking spot if you get there later on a Friday. Snowboarded off the summit. If you want a good ride all the way down bring some cards or something so you can hang out while the snow softens.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 5:48 pm

HolkIndescribable Environment  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Quite the surreal experience my brother and I shared over the course of 24 hours. We climbed the Northwest Ridge with a North Face variation as our finish. Beautiful light the entire time! My TR is here: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/639064/Agro-Adams-NWR.html
Posted Jul 18, 2010 1:09 pm

mikevoieRe: Conditions
What time of day did you decend? We are climbing on the 5th and the 6th. (next week) Do you think we could avoid postholing with an earlier start? Thanks in advance.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 6:26 pm

kraymesMazama Glacier
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1990


Solo hike, I still need to ski this pig.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:34 pm

nelson20Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010
South Climb trailhead is snowed in still. There was a large snow drift blocking the road 2.16 miles (at 4600 ft) before the trailhead. If you can get past that drift (someone tried in their Dodge truck and got stuck as we started) then the road is clear of snow for probably another mile or more. On our way back down from Cold Springs to where all the cars were parked a guy was driving through the drifts with his jacked up Subbie... maybe his tracks made them passable now? LOTS of downed trees on the road within a mile of Cold Springs.

The trail is all snow still. We had zero scree the whole time (nice). However, we were heading back down in the afternoon and were post holing like crazy. Makes for slow going. Recommend skiing/boarding down.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 11:31 am

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