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Uncle Jams ArmyDisappointment Cleaver
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2004

Uncle Jams Army

Went up the Disappointment Cleaver route with RMI. Completely gassed and unable to continue past the Cleaver. Although RMI gets criticized a bunch, I found my experience with them very enjoyable. Most all of the guides I would call super friendly, including one Craig Van Hoy, who has something like 350 Rainier ascents. Hopefully, I'll have a better go of it in '06.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 1:18 am

FuggedabouditEmmons w/ Crevasse Fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

Fuggedaboudit

Climbed with David V. from CA who I met for the first time in Seattle the day before our climb started. Originally we had thought about Lib Ridge but after crossing St. Elmo's pass decided to backtrack and shoot for the Emmons instead, too late in the season for that route. Day 2 went back over St. Elmo's pass and up to Schurman, it was packed so we were told by rangers to camp on the Flats. About ten minutes north of Schurman David, who was leading took a crevasse fall. The crevasse was completely covered by flat snow, and about 10 feet from a wand! He went in 10' at first until I arrested his fall, and as I was trying to get a fluke in he went in another 10' pulling me with him till I really got a good brace. I was WIDE awake now. Built an anchor and was building pulley system when two guys came along so we just muscled him out. Dave was uninjured and had a positive attitude so we camped and slept. Up at midnight, roped up at 2AM. LOTS of parties, maybe 50 climbers were heading up in all. We were third party. Summit about 10AM. My first time over 12,000' and was happy that I felt fine. It was painful because my boots had rubbed the back of my heels and achiles so raw on approach that the skin came off. Uneventful descent, except that the feet and slush were a painful combination. This was my third time to Rainier, but first with good weather, no rain for the entire trip! It really is a big mountain, keep your head down and keep going you will make it!!!
Posted Mar 26, 2006 10:16 pm

splattskiDisapointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1973

splattski

8/17/73
Not positive on the date. We were a pair of teenagers, which the Park Service did not like.

7/20/02
In a day. We got a late start from Paradise at 6:45, but had as a result the upper mountain to ourselves. T-shirts to about 300 feet below the crater rim.
Trip Report

8/6/11
Carried up and over, up Kautz and down DC

7/26/12
I've had enough of the DC, so up Kautz and back down the same way.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 12:55 pm

BaggerFirst time's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2005

Bagger

At the summit, this guy in a one-piece GorTex camo-hunting jumpsuit sits down and pulls out a can of Budwiser. Drinks half and shares the other half with the mountain. If you are going to be stupid, at least haul up something good like a Newcastle.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 8:04 am

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1990

Mountain Jim

Great Mountain! Had perfect weather. Unbelievable clear, cloudless views in all directions.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 4:49 am

atavistroute: DC  Sucess!

atavist

This was my first climb to use crampons. Somehow they stayed attached to my feet, despite them being strapped to my adidas trailrunners. I climbed this mountain solo. I summitted around 8pm. I descended to Muir Hut, packed up my gear and made the full descent to the lodge in the full moon. As I approached the Lodge, a dense fog descended upon me creating the illusion that time had stopped and I was stuck in a dream. This was a great climb.
Posted Mar 2, 2006 4:36 am

ascendingzionDC Summit First Attempt!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

ascendingzion

Two friends and I were blessed with great weather to summit on our first attempt of Rainier. We traveled to Protection Camp below Muir and avoided the village planning to practice crevasse rescue the next day but a crazy storm lasting through the morning and a following whiteout kept us in our tent.
The next day we moved camp to Ingraham Flats for a head start for the summit and were able to practice our z-pulley rescue.
Summit day provided immaculate weather and a successful summit!
Much thanks to some friendly and helpful RMI guides who offered some advice and conversation while on the mountain.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 9:23 pm

rialtosolRoute climbed: Emmons  Sucess!

rialtosol

Second attempt, after bailing at 13000ft the week before because of high winds.
Posted Feb 27, 2006 12:46 am

EManBevHillsDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

EManBevHills

Weather was an issue.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 6:08 pm

Snidely WhiplashDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1985

Snidely Whiplash

Got that monkey off of my back.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 4:02 pm

b_bettsRoute Climbed: Dissapointment Cleaver Date Climbed: Aug 2005

b_betts

Had a good time! Even saw some smoke/steam coming out of Mount St. Helens!
Posted Feb 16, 2006 9:32 pm

peerzatThe Cleaver  Sucess!

peerzat

The Cascades are an awesome sight. Great weather for the climb all four days on the mountain...warm enough to wear shorts on Ingraham. But, that warm weather pulled a vw beetle size boulder out of the Cleaver nearly swiping three climbers off the mountain. We were able to take an extra day to spend learning crevasse rescue and another to take it easy. It was nice to have the extra time so we didn't need to worry as much about altitude. My next route on Rainier will surely be one less traveled.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 7:56 pm

Oregon-ClimberRoute Climbed: Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Date Climbed: Spring 2004

Oregon-Climber

This was my first big Mt. Got really sick near the summit as weather came in, kept on trucking and downing that nasty powerbar GOO. It'a amazing what sugar gell can do for you and how much you'll pay for it later. Made it with 150m from the summit and had to turn arround as weather came in quick and visibility dropped to a danderous level. None the less it was an amazing trip and I'll be abck some day to finish off the job!
Posted Feb 11, 2006 12:50 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 13, 1999  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1999

SawtoothSean

Very long day climb from Paradise. Perseides Meteor shower was brilliant, as was the sunrise. Made our way in and around many, many, guided groups emerging from huts like Jawas. Fairly crowded mountain, yet still amazing and rewarding.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 10:04 pm

Alpine72Route Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: June 2 2005  Sucess!

Alpine72

An amazing experience and great timing. The snow bridges were still intact and the day after we got down the weather turned bad.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 4:17 am

e-docRoute Climbed: Interglacier and Emmons Date Climbed: June 2, 2005

e-doc

Big hill, very big hill. Amazing sunrise from the Emmons with the clouds at 9000'.
Posted Dec 31, 2005 12:48 am

giggyRoute Climbed: DC Date Climbed: aug 2005  Sucess!

giggy

awesome trip - awesome mt -



Posted Dec 30, 2005 1:56 pm

brutus of wydeRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Various, starting in 1973  Sucess!

brutus of wyde

Have climbed this mountain numerous times, from several sides -- Success Cleaver, Kautz Route, Disappointment Cleaver, Ingraham-Emmons traverse, Emmons Glacier, Liberty Ridge, a winter attempt and an attempt on Ptarmigan Ridge.



Tagged all three summits over the years -- Point Success, Liberty Cap, and Columbia Crest.
Posted Dec 29, 2005 5:14 am

setrentRoute Climbed: Kautz Cleaver/Emmons Glacier/ Liberty Ridge. Date Climbed: 15 June 2004/August 1999
A great moderate route. We did not see anyone else until we reached the summit. Climbed the Emmons in August of 1999. A straight forward glacier slog. Climbed Liberty Ridge 22Jun06. Great conditions, descent via Emmons was torture.
Posted Dec 21, 2005 11:26 pm

hawkmanRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: Aug 2005  Sucess!

hawkman

Great trip. Gave me the mountaineering bug.
Posted Dec 21, 2005 6:55 pm

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