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er185005DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


Made an attempt at the DC route even though the weather had been horrible for days and the forecast was looking worse. We lucked out and had a pretty good day, unlike the rest of muir cabin who decided to play it safe and sleep in. Never trust the weather man.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 12:31 am

Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Didn't know I was climbing Rainier until three days before. Got the invite and took it! Didn't train at all but still made it to 11,450, bailed because I was exhuasted. We got a late start on the first day and arrived at Camp Shurman at 9 pm. Got to sleep at 11 and woke up at 3 am for the summit bid. Felt pretty good for only a few hours sleep but not good enough. If I did it again I would train hard and do it over four days. This trip though, if we decided to take a rest day, the weather would not have cooperated as a storm moved in the day after our summit attempt day. We were two teams of three, four of us made it. What a big mountain! The Emmons route is absoloutly amazing!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 10:43 am

395guywarm day on Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009


My first ice/snow climb, even though I've been on a dozen other 14ers in CO & CA. Went with RMI guide services. Climb went incredibly smoothly. No problems at all. Spent an hour on the summit... calm winds and temps in the high 20s. Warm day for Rainier. Very hot on lower slopes as we descended. Went up from Camp Muir (starting at 12:45am), up Disappointment Cleaver and summitted at 6:31am. Great day.
Posted Aug 6, 2009 11:02 pm

phydeuxGreat climb
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1988


Did it as part of a week-long climbing seminar with the guide service. Summit day was windy, but also the only clear day the whole week!
Posted Aug 3, 2009 12:19 am

HotovenHard and Long  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009


Great climb. Real late in the season, so we had to do a lot of route finding. Also could only stay on top for 5 min. because dark clouds were moving in fast. I went the day before, but had to turn back. So on my second attempt, I made it! The view stank though.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 2:11 pm

SnowyDC slog  Sucess!


5.25 hrs. round trip from camp at Emmons flat. Was expecting lots of people and sure enough...can't expect a wilderness experience, but it was beautiful none the less. Worth doing for sure.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:04 pm

KieferGreat day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009


Exceptionally warm weather but we made sure to be the first out of Camp Muir. Great summit and a surprisingly great route!
The comrodery between us (Carl, Marc, Sean & Anton) was outstanding! A great team!
Posted Jul 26, 2009 1:40 am

WingnutKautz Glacier Route  Sucess!


Finally successful on my 5th attempt!
And it sure meant a lot once I finally made it!

Very memorable night at camp Hazard. Slept in a snow cave and listened to the glacier calve off through the night.

One steep pitch where we used numerous pickets and a couple ice screws and a couple quick runs through the bowling alley added to the memories! Awesome mountain!!!
Posted Jul 23, 2009 1:04 am

MarkKSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009


We did it. Perfect weather, great climbers, an amazing experience. Helped to remind me just how small I really am, Mount Rainier is hallowed ground and I will definitly be back.
Posted Jul 22, 2009 11:48 am

SJDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


Lived in Seattle for 18 years, finally tapped the summit of Rainer. Perfect weather, summited right at sunrise after leaving Muir around 1130. Took Emmons route because of the number of crevasses that had opend up along the DC route.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 6:01 pm

EastKingDC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009


Best trip and weather I have ever been on. I heard that Rainier is not famous for views, but it has some of the best. TR and pics forthcoming.
Posted Jul 21, 2009 3:12 am

gatoThe start of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2009


First summit of the season. Three down now, in varying conditions.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 1:32 pm

CurtissimoBig TAHOMA via Emmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009


Winds died down a bit today allowing us to make it when others day before were all turned back on this route. One scary as hell crossing of an ice "bridge" along a thin ledge over a gnarly crevasse where a fall would have meant death for sure. Not too bad in the dark, though, really, and the rest of the route was pretty routine although long and painful of course.

Plenty of snow bridges rapidly thinning hopefully the park service will be assiting with route adjustments this week as I don't think several of them can last much longer.
Posted Jul 16, 2009 12:28 pm

justingFailure on the Emmons
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009


Weather sucked. Turned back at around 11.7k. I'll hopefully be back.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 4:35 pm

LudditeDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009


Great conditions with a full moon.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 1:28 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009
Lucky with the weather. Whiteout the day in, bad weather last day, but we got a break in the middle. Windy and cold but clear for the summit day.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 2:16 pm

gcapSP group climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


via the DC with 3 other SP'er. Great partners, excellent weather. Thx guys! Looking forward to the next one.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 12:14 pm

HotfeetSummit post group climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


I climbed the DC with three great climbers I met right here on summit post! The entire trip was great and I thank my fellow Sp ers for a fantastic time! Summit #2
Posted Jun 27, 2009 1:05 am

Vertigo soulDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Vertigo soul

My first summit of Rainier. Great climb and mountain! Me and three other SP'ers (Mickowitsch, Hotfeet & gcap) were lucky to get a nice weather window. Would love to go back and climb a different route.

2nd Summit - July 12, 2012: via the Kautz Glacier. Great climb and again perfect weather made for a successful day!
Posted Jun 26, 2009 2:14 pm

RomaKSecond Time on DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


Great moonlit night and a beautiful day in the midst of a weather system that brought afternoon thunderstorms to the upper mountain. Climbed above a sea of clouds. Took 3 days this time, feels much more pleasant despite the fact that I was not in very good shape.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 8:07 pm

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