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thljr922Route Climbed: Dissapointment Cleaver Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!

thljr922

It was my first mountaineering experience and immediatly fell in love with climbing mountains. Reached the summit in perfectly clear skys, with lots of wind. What a great mountain to start on!
Posted Nov 2, 2005 11:12 am

outofstep80Route Climbed: Ingraham glacier Date Climbed: Late August 2004  Sucess!

outofstep80

This was my first climbing experience. It changed my life and showed me a new world. I can't wait to get into the more technical side of mountaineering.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 11:12 am

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Ingraham Glacier Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

An interesting Climb, but a little long and tedious above dissappointment cleaver. Put your head down and go. Also get down early to avoid rockfall.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 4:58 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Gibraltar ledges Date Climbed: Nov '99  Sucess!

iceisnice

Crazy winter climb. It was way above my head at the time.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:36 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Liberty Ridge Date Climbed: Summer '00  Sucess!

iceisnice

Much easier than people let on. We never roped up except for the glacier travel.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:35 pm

Franko1946Route Climbed: Emmons Date Climbed: July 1978  Sucess!
Planned to climb it since the first time I saw it (1951, 4 years old). Was a gunea pig for one of Larry Penberthy's altitude sickness experiments.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 11:02 pm

Brian FrederickRoute Climbed: Ingraham glacier/disappointment cleaver Date Climbed: july 1979  Sucess!

Brian Frederick

My partner and I joined up with another team of 2 to make it safer. Made the top from Muir hut during a slim weather window between 2 storms. Fantastic mountain!
Posted Sep 29, 2005 9:49 pm

KerstinRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 21, 1986  Sucess!

Kerstin

We arrived in Paradise on the 19th and decided on a spur-of-the-moment climb. The same day we headed up and camped on the snowfield after the big warning sign. The next day we headed up to Camp Muir. At 1:30am on the 21st we set out for the summit. I remember being very nervous. It was my first time on a heavily glaciated mountain and my first time above 11,000 feet. As we approached the top of the Cleaver, our flashlight's bulb burned out. Luckily there was a big moon to light the rest of the way. We made it to the top just after dawn. There was no wind or clouds and there were supremely great views. On the descent, coming around the base of the Cleaver, we had to run over verglassed pumice to escape heavy rockfall--it was a terrifying close call. All in all, a great experience but draining due to the dangerous conditions.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 1:11 am

CBakwinRoute Climbed: DC Date Climbed: September 21, 2005  Sucess!

CBakwin

I was up on the mountain in early July, on the Emmons route and tried to summit twice, once turned back when some in our group got cold, then with another group we were turned back by high winds at 12, 800'. Back to the mountain solo in September, I hooked up with another guy out of Muir but he turned back after the cleaver, I continued on to the crater alone. Again, about 65 mph winds up there. Great Mountain, will be back!
Posted Sep 22, 2005 1:27 am

ridgelineRoute Climbed: climbed DC Date Climbed: September 7 2005  Sucess!

ridgeline

Perfect weather, with a great bunch of climbers, this was a benefit climb for Big City Mountaineers. Ten on the summit at 7am, five hours from Camp Muir to the top.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 11:36 pm

SkydiveKenRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

SkydiveKen

Left camp Muir at 2am and topped DC to see the most beautiful sunrise. A snow bridge just above it had collapsed and we had to step over about 4 feet. We returned down the Emmonds and cut across the bottom of the cleaver. Absolute perfect weather no wind and a few wisps of clouds.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 11:34 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

tdoughty

Approach in clouds using compass and altimeter. Long summit day, but well worth it. Climbed with my Bro-in-Law, Craig Sanford. My boots were to small and the descent smashed my toes...numb for months!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 9:52 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: Emmons, Kautz Date Climbed: July 1999, July 2004  Sucess!
Long!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 1:59 pm

thundercloudRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

thundercloud

Climbed with Brian Jenkins and dkantola. Boot track route in good shape. Winds picked up for final 1500 feet to summit, and were very fierce. Fun climb though, and DC route is a little more interesting IMO than the Emmons. Be sure to bring your sleeping bag, lol, and prepare for lots of flying grit at camp when the winds pick up!
Posted Aug 26, 2005 1:35 am

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: DC with RMI Date Climbed: 8/18/05  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

Rain to Camp Muir, but otherwise perfect. I would recommend using RMI for this mountain to anyone, my guides were great. Great hike!

Posted Aug 25, 2005 9:55 am

BostonPeteRoute Climbed: DC Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

BostonPete

Great climb in full moon with fantastic new friends from summitpost.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 3:55 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: DC Date Climbed: August 17, 2005

smudge

Made it to 12,400 and got hit with a very unpleasant freezing rain/ice storm, which turned to snow. Very strong winds and very cold above 11,500. Great mountain!!
Posted Aug 23, 2005 10:47 am

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 21, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

After failing on an attempt of Ingraham Direct in February, finally was able to tick this one off. Climbed with thundercloud and dkantola. Thinking it would be warmer at Muir, I only took a bivy sack and no sleeping bag. Bad idea, was very windy. Froze and got no sleep. Thermarest pad deflated too. Laid there with the rope wrapped around my legs trying to keep warm.



Anyway, we started about 1:45 am and got up quickly to Ingraham Flats. The Cleaver is a rotting mess but we scrambled up it and then around lots of crevasses on the glacier. Winds got pretty heavy near the top, on the summit we could lean into it and it would hold us up. Glad to get this one done. Now only Glacier Peak and Garibaldi to do to complete the Cascades.......
Posted Aug 22, 2005 11:47 am

drewdalyRoute Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!
Great climb away from the crowds. 2 fun ice pitch between 40 and 60 degrees. We carried our gear over and went down DC, which was a highway but made it a faster descent.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 4:12 am

Wade BakerRoute Climbed: Kautz - RMI 6-Day Expedition Seminar Date Climbed: July 16-22, 2005  Sucess!

Wade Baker

This was my first snow and ice climb ever and I am grateful to have reached Rainier's summit by this incredible route. We stood on top of Columbia Crest around 8:00 am Thursday July 21. Conditions were wondeful until we hiked out the last day in the rain. We had no injuries or accidents and everyone got along marvelously. Our guides were great, the food was delicious and the service and hospitality was world-class. I look forward to other similar adventures and hope to cross paths with these fine folks again.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 12:17 am

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