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Diggler1st Washington 'summit!'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Diggler

Started out from the trailhead at 12.12 after late previous night coming up (to Beaver campground) from Hood- an adventure in itself.

Beautiful day- blue skies, birds chirping, etc. Uneventful hike up; took some breaks along the way & enjoyed the amazing views. Easier to hike on the snow. Seemingly as if to validate the maps' claims that there were indeed glaciers on the mountain, we saw several small crevasses en route, adding to the climb. As I thought, popping up at the rim was spectacular, with Rainier waiting for us on the other side! Crater (+ lava dome + mini glaciers inside) otherworldly. We could also see Adams, Hood (summited day before!), Jefferson, & barely the 3 Sisters! Summited a few minutes after 18.00. Stayed away from the crack at the summit cornice! Hung out, had some beer, & left 19.19. Perhaps the best ass glissading I've ever had- grooves worn into mountain by previous summiters were incredible! Due to the snow cover, we were able to descend glissading to virtually the level where the trail goes into the forest. Back at the parking lot 21.17, exhausted. Quite enjoyable campfire that night at the bivuoac, before leaving the Northwest the next morn. Great to do this amazing peak (my first Washington summit!) with Jake (thanks for driving down from Seattle, man) & Faith!! To Sean, from whom we got the permits- really sorry you couldn't make it yourself, but thanks so much- we had a great time.
Posted Jul 20, 2010 1:45 pm

jamesmc2Go Ski St. Helens!  Sucess!

jamesmc2

Worm Flows is a fun straight forward route. Ascended on Skis the whole way. Wide open fun skiing the whole way down. Climbed with my friend Clint McMahill during our final year of med school.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 2:27 am

LakesideHikerHeavy Winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1995

LakesideHiker

Beautiful day, but windy for last 1000 feet.
Posted Jul 4, 2010 7:34 pm

kraymesSki Monitor Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 1989

kraymes

Great ski. Looped the LooWit trail in 2008 which was far more difficult due to washouts on the creek crossing.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:32 pm

nartrebbackup to the fallback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

nartreb

It ain't Rainier or Hood, but I had a lot of fun on this little climb. Excellent hard snow on a cloudy morning and huge glissades on a hot and sunny afternoon.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 6:21 pm

EastKingGreat glissades  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

EastKing

Great views amd great glissades. See TR!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:57 am

mrbynumAtop a sea of clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

mrbynum

Took the Swift Glacier route as the climbers bivy was still closed for the season (it was open two days later). Thin clouds surrounded the 6000 foot level however the trail was melted out enough that visibility was never an issue. Once we broke through the clouds it was crystal clear above us for the remaining 2000 ft.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 2:06 pm

davebobk47via Worm Flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

davebobk47

All day rain, turned to snow about 8k ft. No visibility, slushy snow. Not the best climbing experience.
Posted Jun 14, 2010 3:54 pm

Vinnymothers day madness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

Vinny

Who knew this tradition existed?
3 hours up in running shoes with skis on board for beautiful descent after hanging out waiting for sun to melt the snow.
Perfect weather, good company, fun turns.

a full TR is here:
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/957270
Posted May 26, 2010 1:41 pm

HeyItsBenWorm flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

HeyItsBen

Climbed with Tom Waggoner (below) and 2 other friends. Missed the views at the top due to low visibility but still a great day out with great peeps.
Posted May 17, 2010 2:33 am

climbnshootMothers' Day Madness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

climbnshoot

Started at 6:30am for a pleasant climb in the blue sky. Many people were in dresses... we learnt this is a tradition for mother's day. Snow became slushy after 2pm. Surprisingly there were still people on their way up at 3:30. Worm flows is the only approach right now... climbers' bivouac had a closed gate as of Saturday. The worm flows route tacks on another 1000 ft vertical which goes by quickly.

Posted May 11, 2010 12:08 am

Tom WaggonerWhite Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Tom Waggoner

We raced to beat the weather to the summit with no views of the crater. I never would have believed you could ski all the way to the summit if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. We climbed back down in a white out. It was a nice conciliatory reward after having to retreat off Rainier.
above the clouds

Posted May 10, 2010 11:14 am

seth@LOKIeerie visit.

seth@LOKI

spartan place
Posted Apr 25, 2010 3:06 pm

VaslerClimb up, roll down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Vasler

There are few things as exciting as hiking up a volcano that has recently blown, respectively. Great hike up and amazing to be on the rim. You can see smoke and the light of sky through the snow you stand on. Going down, my friend and I started to cautiously glissade but then realized you could take monster steps and really throw yourself down the snow slope.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 11:22 pm

bmwboarder7Windy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

bmwboarder7

Hiked up from the Marble Mountain sno park. It was a nice day and all the snow was firm, so we didn't use either snowshoes or crampons because there was fairly firm footings. Didn't make it to the true summit, but did make it to the crater rim, which counts enough for me for the winter. Quite windy on the rim, but otherwise it a was a very beautiful day, and enjoyable hike. We did use our snowshoes on the way down, once things were a little more slushy. Also saw the search and rescue heading up the trail too.
Posted Mar 21, 2010 3:35 pm

HolkRather Eventful
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Holk

Isaac and I headed out extremely late today for the Worm Flows route. On our way up we encountered a good friend of the climber who died a few weeks ago, in fact he witnessed him break off the cornice, and was climbing this day in honor of that incident. We also witnessed someone lose their ski into a treacherous gully and a couple heading down one of whom had likely fractured their fibula. Anyway, due to our tardiness we encountered some nasty looking weather while nearing the summit and decided to bail. The weather turned out to be not so bad, which kills cause we were only a few hundred feet away, but we were safe, had a good time and didn't loose or break (or worse) anything. We'll be back up soon.
Posted Mar 21, 2010 2:42 am

scottmitchtough day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995

scottmitch

funny day - one of my first climbs ever, couple friends and i went up somewhere not on trail, very sketchy, not enough water, dusk till dawn deal
Posted Feb 28, 2010 2:58 pm

BombchaserSwift Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Bombchaser

Very mild day and hard ice and snow all the way to the top.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 11:37 pm

YEMWorm Flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010

YEM

Tali, Taylor, Cammie and I climbed through the night and hit the summit a little after sunrise. The temperatures were in the single digits and the wind was near constant at 30 mph. We were all sketched out by the cornices after the recent death, so no lava dome pictures were taken:( After having the summit to ourselves for an hour, we saw nearly 100 people on the way down. Priceless
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:19 pm

jonesa371st mountain  Sucess!

jonesa37

First mountain ever climbed. It was with the scouts and my pops on a two day push
Posted Jan 20, 2010 2:16 am

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