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tjbst47emmons glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

tjbst47

Went up Emmons glacier. Mostly selected our own path below bergschrund (~13,200 ft). Above this, a path was beaten in and heaviley wanded to summit, which allowed us to make it in whiteout conditions. Too bad I missed the views, ~30 m visibility.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 7:43 pm

daverobbWinthrop Glacier / Upper Emmons Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

daverobb

Finally kicked her in the nards! Third times a charm. High winds and low visibilty on the summit day, but went off without a hitch. Linked up an alternate variation below the seracs on emmons and up the winthrop ridge then connected back up with the upper emmons below the bergschrund.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 12:59 am

Joseph BulloughLiberty Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Joseph Bullough

Made a quick hike into Glacier Basin on 6/30, then a strenuous 9-hour day under perfect blue skies to the bivy site at Thumb Rock on 7/1. Summit day on 7/2 began clear but we became enveloped in clouds on the upper ridge, and navigated to the summit in near-zero visibility conditions by map/GPS. As Brian said, this is an incredible route which fully lives up to its classic reputation.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 1:39 pm

dunsumLiberty Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

dunsum

Incredible route; fully deserving of its classic reputation. Climbed with Joe Bullough June 30th to July 2nd. The lower portion of the route, up to Thumb Rock, is suffering from the summer's heat and some snow bridges are near failure, but the upper route is in fine shape and the climbing excellent. We topped out in whiteout conditions and had to navigate the summit and the descent by map and GPS.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 2:58 am

RModelliwin/emmons summit
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

RModelli

great climb. no views on the summit, white out conditions. Great!
Posted Jul 4, 2006 7:17 pm

swampclimberDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005

swampclimber

Two day ascent of the DC. Beautiful weather.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 6:06 pm

maraudersRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

marauders

Summited with a great group of climbing buddies. Great weather and breathtaking scenery. Some slow groups caused a bottleneck at the cleaver because each person was clipping into a fixed line. We wasted an hour waiting behind them, so when they rested at the top of the cleaver we were able to get past them. Other than that frustration, the climb was tons of fun. My first time in glacier terrain. I loved it. I plan on returning to Rainier often to try other routes.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 5:06 pm

climbhighnowLiberty Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

climbhighnow

kick ass cimb! man what a route, long sustained FUN climbing. weather was clear, sort of warm which meant some serious rock fall (mostly down low). the upper ridge was in great Alpine Ice shape and seemed to just keep going on forever. super classic! calve burner!
Posted Jul 1, 2006 3:14 am

shknbkevia Emmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

shknbke

Climbed Rainier via the easier Emmons Glacier, but it is a serious haul with 10600' of vertical! Weather was perfect other than high winds up high. Crevasse danger was minimal early in the season. It took us 7.5 hrs to reach the crater rim from Schurman, a serious calf burner!
Posted Jun 27, 2006 6:09 pm

pjc30943DC up, Ingraham down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006
There are some mighty big seracs on this mountain:)
Very nice snow conditions; weather was flawless as well [aside from high winds near the summit]. Someone just in front of us fell about 20 ft into a crevasse while we were descending Ingraham. Plunged to the tune of no serious injuries fortunately, as his fall was arrested by his veteran-climber brother, and rescue was facilitated by several groups of canadians.
Posted Jun 27, 2006 5:51 am

rockrat2Disapointment Cleaver  Sucess!

rockrat2

Climbed it in two days, no guide. Fun route but too much traffic. Will pick less travelled route on next trip. Awesome scenery.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 2:57 am

GMatthewsDisapointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

GMatthews

I went on the 5 day RMI camp Muir seminar. It was great fun and we had some really great guides. It took are group a just under 11 hours roundtrip from camp Muir to reach columbia crest
(4,392M) summit. This was a great trip.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 1:32 am

sierramtngoatDisappointment Cleaver
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2001

sierramtngoat

Straight up, I will never again climb with RMI. I'm not sure what is more stupid, sending an unscreened team of newbies up a scree pile in crampons, or doubling the pace at 13,000 ft. to make up for lost time. Needless to say, no one on my rope summitted, but I did get the satisfaction of seeing our "leader" fall on his face down-climbing the scree I questioned him on going up. What a bone head operation. I would have easily summitted had he not changed the pace after everyone else had dropped off; in hind-sight, I think he did it on purpose so we wouldn't be just two on a rope.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 8:06 am

thenunzWhere's the sumitt?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

thenunz

See Michael's comments below.
Posted Jun 9, 2006 3:58 am

iwlclmeverestBlast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2003

iwlclmeverest

It could be a difficult climb, but we were blessed with great perfect conditions and fun people. Great climb.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 5:18 pm

MichaelJLiberty Ridge in six days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

MichaelJ

On Memorial Day I set off with Scott and Chris to tackle LR. We spent the first night on Curtis Ridge and encountered heavy snow conditions before getting to Thumb Rock around 10k on LR by the second night. We made it to 13k the next day before a storm forced us to bivy. We had two more days of bad weather, including about 5 feet of fresh snow, and two more high bivies, the last of which was about 200 below the Liberty Cap summit, although we couldn't see this in the storm. Winds gusting to around 100 mph the last night almost wrecked the tent and forced us out in the gale to fix anchors a couple times. Summit day was beautiful but Scott got frostbite on all his fingers and three toes.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 3:58 pm

T SharpSeveral Summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003

T Sharp

I have been on 7 climbs of Mt. Rainier with 3 succesful summits all via the Dissapointment Cleaver. I have made 2 winter attempts,notably a Jan.1 2000 attempt that was turned away due to high avalanche conditions. I have been unsuccesful on the Kautz and The Gib Ledges. I have also been up to St. Elmos Pass
but turned around due to bad weather.
Posted May 28, 2006 9:22 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

PellucidWombat

Weather forced us to bed down at Camp Muir rather than contining on to Igraham Flats Friday night. Snow threatened to shut us down, but by 1am the weather was clear, and we were on the summit by 8am. The sound of a collapsing serac far below was the highlight of the descent.

Our group's speed was rather slow (still faster that the guided groups we got entagled within), so I had enough energy to sprint up the final slope to the summit after crossing the crater. That makes this the 2nd 14er where I've sprinted to the summit :-D

Now I've got to come back and do Liberty Ridge!
Posted May 24, 2006 2:35 am

MichaelJRe: Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver

MichaelJ

Mark, one way to speed up the rope would have been not to use a leash on your ice ax, as everyone had to stop everytime we hit a switchback and you had to change hands. Even on Liberty Ridge I rarely used the leashes on my ice tools, except when leading across snow bridges when a fall was a real possibility.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 9:26 pm

aretewalkerDissapointment Clever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006
Left Camp Muir at 12:30 am. Reach the summit before 8 am. Great weather and snow conditions. Good boot path with hand ropes installed the previous day on DC by RMI guides.
Posted May 17, 2006 9:07 pm

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