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blueshadeSulphide Glacier + SE Rib solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

blueshade

8hrs car to car (on 3hrs of sleep), the DAY AFTER doing two peaks and over 6500' of elevation gain in the Enchantments. SE Rib was fun, with about 3 sections each of 5.4 and Class 4. Downclimbed the standard gully.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 11:51 pm

EastKingBeautiful but no summit
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

EastKing

The mixture of ice, snow and rock made it a real struggle that was a little much for us this time. I might want to redo this in August.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 9:51 am

tarsiiFishern Chimneys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012

tarsii

My first technical summit. It was awesome. I'm hooked.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 10:27 pm

bds670Fun  Sucess!
1st climbing school. Good moderate mtn
Posted May 7, 2013 10:16 pm

raybeauprefisher chimneys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

raybeaupre

Lake Ann trail from mount baker ski area up the fischer chimneys across the white salmon. Camped on the sulphide climbed via summit peak coulier. Awesome hike however sulphide glacier Shannon creek side is boring.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 1:54 pm

B-GroomsSulfide Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

B-Grooms

camped out at 6500', left camp for summit around 5:30AM, very clear day. Great views from the top, rappeled down. Overall great experience.
Posted Oct 10, 2012 11:24 am

kevinsaMt. Shuksan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

kevinsa

Beautiful mountain - can't say the same for the Shannon Ridge trail.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 6:41 pm

Vic HansonAugust 2012 glaciers - 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Vic Hanson

Smiley and I met some of his friends for this climb, we camped near the pit toilet the first evening, roped up and climbed up the glacier in the morning, met lots of people coming down both on the snow and on the rock chute, where we had to wait some for them to pass on down. A nice scramble to the summit, of course great views of Baker, a little too hazy to see distant peaks. After returning to camp and having lunch, Smiley and I packed up and hiked back to the trail head, the rest spent a second night at camp.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:29 pm

Grampahawksoft snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Grampahawk

Via Sulphide glacier. Once we made it to the rockpile, we missed the route to the right of "Casper" and did some unprotected class 5 moves on the rock which made for some harrowing times.We rapped down from the summit, which was fun. The soft snow on the descent also made self arrest almost impossible and there were several areas with no runout. Be careful out there.
Posted Aug 11, 2012 5:54 pm

boisedocSulphide and SE rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

boisedoc

Spectacular setting and views. The glacier travel was straightforward. I thought the southeast rib was pretty exciting and exposed (at least for someone like myself who doesn't rock climb much and also when wearing mountaineering boots). Rappeled down the gully which is almost completely bare of snow right now.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:58 pm

tcingrumSulfide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

tcingrum

Made camp above 7000 feet. Sunset was amazing. Still hard snow in gully even in August. Got up and down just ahead of group of 9 climbers.
5 quick rappels and off we go.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 10:17 pm

ClimberCrabsClose but no cigar
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

ClimberCrabs

New to SP: signing summit logs.
Climbed the Sulphide route in 2010 after getting chased off Silver Star Mt. by smoke from the fires in Stehekin. Made it to the summit chimney but the rotten snow was pretty sketchy and we were tired of breathing smoke from the forest fires in BC (lots of fires that weekend). Climb was uneventful but we briefly got disoriented in the fog that lingered in a band just at base camp on the toe of the Sulphide. I'll be going back to finish it off but will definitely take wands next time to mark the route from camp up to the ridge.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 4:55 pm

BKWSulphide perfection
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

BKW

Beautiful weather made for a great time climbing and sleeping out under the stars. There is still an immense amount of snow at lower elevations. We saw (and felt) a huge chunk of the crystal glacier calve off and fall into sulphide lake. The perfection ran out in the pyramid gully which was filled with sloppy, slushy snow. While a few members of our party tried the south-east ridge but ran out of pro, we watched a two-some grind there way up the gully over the course of two and a half hours. Props, but it looked super sketchy.
Climbed with the Mountaineers.
Posted Jul 9, 2012 1:56 pm

e-docSlop
Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

e-doc

Bought plane ticket for time most convienent for work but not conditions. Fellow SP'er relic climbed Shannon Ridge to the clouds and slop to the pass above the toe of the Sulfide glacier. Awoke @ 1:30 am to urinate and sounds of sleet. Forecast for probable clearing incorrect. Descended in worse slop and rain. Retreated to Seattle to dry out and regroup. Consider it a scouting trip. Don't believe weather predictions promised by airline ticket agents 5 months prior to trip
Posted May 30, 2012 2:12 pm

willboSulphide Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

willbo

Beautiful day in and out of clouds. Summit gully full of ice. Member of rope team fell into hidden crevasse.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 3:13 pm

belowfellowclassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

belowfellow

Car to car via Sulphide. Great climb.
Posted Feb 10, 2012 5:00 pm

DariaSulphide Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Daria

Beautiful conditions and what a fun route-dayhiked after dayhiking Baker the day before.
Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:28 pm

MMclimbhighSulphide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

MMclimbhigh

New to SP, just signing all the logs. We had the mt to ourselves on the Sulphide. Beautiful mt.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 8:21 pm

iquest4itMount Shuksan - SE Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

iquest4it

Even now in August the snow started very low in the valley at about 4,000, and the Sulfide Glacier was in early spring conditions. The gully was full of rotten snow, so we took the SE Rib, which we were told was mostly 5.4. I only had a dozen pieces of pro, and the route I ended up taking on climbers right was more like 5.7-5.8, but the rock was unbelievably solid.
Posted Aug 11, 2011 1:25 am

gimpilatorSulfide Glacier - Southeast Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

gimpilator

One day ascent, 15.5 hours car to car. Steep ice on the summit pyramid forced us off of the standard route and onto the southeast rib. The rib involved some exposed Class 4 which we chose to rappel in 3 pitches on the descent.

Posted Jul 24, 2011 4:35 pm

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