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nickmechMonitor Ridge  Sucess!


Left car at 5:00am with 13yr. old daughter. On summit by noon with clouds for views. Did get to look into crater. Way to go Lucy!
Posted Dec 29, 2008 6:02 pm

Curtissimo2nd time up LU-WIT 6/99  Sucess!


camped and climbed June of '99 with Magellan; assisted in search for lost hiker.
Posted Dec 20, 2008 4:31 pm

CurtissimoLU-WIT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1995


great little peak, indian name LU-WIT is way better than the current one in more common use.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:12 pm

gimpilatorAwesome Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008


Most of the snow on Monitor Ridge was melted out. See the trip report with photos. This was my second attempt with OSAT. The first ended short in a blizzard March 17, 2007.

Update: I returned June 6th, 2016 for another ascent with Jennifer Pharr Davis and Heather Anderson. We started early and watched the sunrise from the crater rim. Trip Report
Posted Dec 1, 2008 9:25 am

amochka4 seasons in one day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2008


Great climb, great people to climb with. Started under overcast skies, went up into haze/fog/mist, walked over snowfields, saw rime ice on the monitor station/rocks, busted through the clouds to wind and then absolutely gorgeous blue skies and sun on the summit with a sea of dense clouds below us. Awesome day.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 9:52 pm

calebEOCmonitor ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008


Wind was fairly wild with near "grey out" conditions at times from the amount of ash & sand being blown off the face of the mountain.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 1:51 am

nkuMonitor Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008
Beautiful day, it was. Absolutely no cloud in sight, no snow on path. We started at 8 at climbers' bivouac and reached the summit at about 1:30. Many climbers made to the top that day. Great adventure!
Posted Oct 3, 2008 3:47 pm

Deltaoperator171980 SAR/ Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 1980


More a "decent" and repelling from a Huey. Contracted by Weyerhaeuser recently ETS'd from the Army, getting workers/volunteers that were in trouble with the ash in their lungs or injuries.
Posted Oct 1, 2008 5:46 pm

gregliefWell worth the effort!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008


Beautiful clear day... views from Mount Rainier down to the Three Sisters.
Posted Sep 13, 2008 11:52 am

lalpinistCrumbling Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008


Nice day with lots of people. Some in recent days have senselessly written on rocks piled at the peak. On the walk along the rim to the peak and back, there were several rock falls, including one dramatic one close by the peak that kicked up a big dust cloud.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 4:37 pm

oregonrpaFirst day of reopening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


First time to the top and well worth it. I was 12 years old when it erupted in 1980 and remember watching the mushroom cloud from a peak near my house. Can't believe I've never climbed to the rim to peer into the crater before this day. This being the first day the mountain reopened to climbers made it extra special.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 4:43 pm

vancouver islanderWorms Flow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008

vancouver islander

Second trip to the top. Road to Climbers' still closed so the winter route it was. Quite a bit longer than Monitor Ridge but very enjoyable and in perfect weather. 6 Hours up and less than 3 down.

My super-duper new GPS recorded a total ascent of 1807 metres versus a TH to summit difference of 1718 metres. No wasted downhills on this one - it's straight up. Round trip distance 16.6 km.

Excellent visibility on top but not quite as stunningly clear as my 2000 visit. Interesting to look down on the new and huge lava dome in the crater compared to 2000.

Walked around the rim to the true summit but were unable to ascend because of dangerous cornices - see this photo.

Don't even think about climbing St H without a permit. We had a lovely visit with a nice ranger whilst on the crater rim. The rangers go up every day in permit season. And very often they catch someone without a permit. At $500 fine each, that's a good source of revenue for the National Forest.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 12:38 pm

RedwicA Solid Workout With A Big Payoff...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008


Because I share the same birthday (May 18) as Mount Saint Helens' most famous eruption, although I was exactly three years old when the eruption occurred, I had always wanted to summit the mountain. This has to be the rockiest and sandiest (or should I say "ashiest"?) route I have ever climbed up a mountain, so far. Gorgeous day with spectacular scenery. Looking into the crater, and seeing the devastation of the 1980 eruption up-close, makes the entire trip worth it. Great views of all the nearby volcanoes and other peaks.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 9:13 pm

BCJTerrible conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2007


Climbed the winter route on snowshoes all the way to the top. Miserable conditions with no views and constant rain. This was my third ascent so at least I didn't get up there hoping to see something new.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:15 am

Jer2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008


This time I made it in the snow. Much better than climbing up the scree!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 3:05 pm

RAdamsDog's Head  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1970


My first climb. See trip report. Being a redhead before sunblock was rough. I used Clown White, that seemed to be the best option at the time, but still got baked. I had blisters all around my mouth. Could barely eat for a week.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 3:12 pm

msihlNormal route, bad weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008


Paul, Yafis and I summitted 2 days after we did Rainier in shitty conditions. It was hailing and storming while we went up the summit ridge and the visibility on the summit was about 10 ft. I lost the soles on my (old) hiking boots which made the descent on snow and rock very painful.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 12:22 pm

irish guy2 days before foot surgery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008
Was heading in for foot surgery, so a climb of St Helen's and boarding down had to happen. Great weather, but a ton of snow had fallen down low - lots of postholing.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 5:57 pm

amochkaAmazing View of the Fires  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008


Fun day out with friends. Climbers Bivy road/campground still closed due to snow, so took Marble Mtn. sno-park/Worm Flows route up the mountain, which I much prefer now. You avoid the big tedious boulder field of Monitor Ridge. Fires near Mt.Adams grew larger as our climb progressed. Glissaded down every scrap of snow we could find until we couldn't feel our butts! Extra mileage of this route was worth the beautiful views/scenery. Will probably take this route instead of Mon. Ridge in the future.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 2:21 pm

thefrenchlyonmonitor ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006
two days after it opened, good one time experience, but the ash was a bit annoying...
Posted Jul 11, 2008 8:19 pm

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