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fallonclimbsGorgeous and tough


State Highpoint #46 in 2013 on the DC
Posted Aug 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Alex WoodEmmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2015

Alex Wood

Two day summit via the Emmons Wintrhop. Left at 3am the first morning, got to camp around lunch and died in the heat for a few hours until some clouds came in. Left at 12:30am for the summit and had an incredible day.
Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:31 pm

Darren9Kautz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015


Three rope teams from the Sierra Mountaineering Club successfully ascended Rainier via the Kautz route. Best way I've climbed Rainier so far and an aesthetic way to climb a magnificent peak.
Posted Jul 15, 2015 9:03 pm

DarrenKnezekFun on Kautz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014


Spent a day below Camp Hazard practicing crevasse rescue skills. Very long day to summit and to come back down the same route.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:08 am

ken932nd try  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Great trip, perfect climb! Made summit at sunrise! Last year we turned around 100 feet above the cleaver.
Posted Jul 11, 2015 3:18 pm

jeffrawnFinally!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014


After a team member's collapse caused RMI to scrap our climb the previous year (of course, at the 12K' top of Disappointment Cleaver), it was a real thrill to reach the summit this time. I have dreamed of climbing Rainier for over 20 years, since living briefly in a neighboring county. And this achieves my goal of climbing the highest five peaks in the lower 48.
Posted Jul 9, 2015 6:22 pm

GlacierCountryFirst time there
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015


Climbed in honor of a friend with a brain cancer. Bad storm the day before arrival and a climber died of exposure on the Liberty Ridge route. Excellent weather during our stay. Only got to 12k feet on summit day due to one of our team having AMS. But it was a great experience and I will definitely return for a summit.
Posted Jul 6, 2015 11:48 am

Puma concolorState Highpoint #46  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

Puma concolor

07/16/2012 - Summited with International Mountain Guides via the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Sporting conditions with high winds and sideways snow as we approached the crater rim. Great three-day climb.

08/02/2016 - Successfully reclimbed the mountain via the Emmons Galcier Route during a four-day climb, again with IMG. Spectacular route with spectacular vistas! Summit day was cold, windy and clear.
Posted Jul 5, 2015 6:58 am

taniagrotterDC route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015


Summitted at 6am from the Disappointment Cleaver route. As Sawtooth Scott mentioned, the route was very crevassed and broken up, with a lot of rockfall on the cleaver. Climbed with 2 friends.
Posted Jul 2, 2015 4:59 pm

Sawtooth ScottDC (disturbingly crevassed) route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Sawtooth Scott

We gained the summit at 6am after an 11:30 start from Camp Muir. Rock fall on the DC along with a route that featured multiple ladders over crevasses and some massive seracs kept us moving quickly and quietly. Temps were very warm, pushing 50 degrees at Camp Muir when we started, and on the descent the increasingly warm temps were concerning. The route is simply melting out and one can only guess as to how the rangers and guides will keep the DC open for the remainder of this summer.

I climbed with my brother Spencer (reconronin949) and Kent, strong climbers and good company both.
Posted Jun 30, 2015 5:30 pm

eferesenDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2015


Cloudy day at the summit. Hung out at the lip of the crater. Did not actually go to the register. I wish it was a clear day.
Posted Jun 20, 2015 7:47 pm

stusicWinter attempt on the ID with RMI
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2015


Great weather up until summit day where winds kept us from getting past the head of the DC.
Posted Mar 31, 2015 2:36 pm

endo.the.timbermy 1st summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013


DC route guided by RMI. My 1st summit on a major peak
Posted Mar 12, 2015 11:10 pm

FlaaendueMountaineering 101  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Record August Snowfall year...spent an extra day at camp muir learning team belay...successful summit

Rainier is the gateway for a life-long addiction of thin mountain air.
Posted Jan 16, 2015 11:41 am

Calvia Emmonds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014


A great snow treadmill, crowded as a shopping mall. Most interesting part was the scramble to Schurman down the prow the day before. Summit of nearby Pinacle Peak more interesting than summit of Rainier because Rainier summit is huge. But was a good workout for sure! Did in 2 days; day 1 to glacier camp, day 2 to summit and down to White River campground.
Posted Jan 14, 2015 8:28 am

siekkidDC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013


Summited via the DC Route. Great weather, although it was in the single digit temps at sunrise around 13,000 ft.
Posted Jan 5, 2015 4:48 pm

McKennaStill crying  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013


Such a beautiful mountain. I'll never be the same.
Posted Dec 22, 2014 12:04 pm

RkapmanDC 3 Day route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2013


started the 15th, camped at muir, the 16th made it to ingram flats, the 17th sumit day! started at 2am summit around 7am back paradise around 4. Snowing the 16th but calm on the 17th. One of the funnest climbs ive done!
Posted Dec 1, 2014 4:54 pm

mcrossDC route with friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Got hooked on climbing after an unsuccessful trip with IMG in 2012. After that trip, I was determined to stand on Rainier's summit, but never again wanted to pay for a guide service (great experience, but expensive!) I purchased/studied 'Freedom of the Hills' and spent as much time on the mountain as I could. A year later, I got some friends together, taught them all that I had learned, and we stood on the summit. Trip of a lifetime!
Posted Nov 7, 2014 3:43 pm

moonspotslong time goal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


Started mountain climbing at 61, and am quite captivated by it all.
Posted Oct 20, 2014 11:30 pm

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