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NormanWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013


2nd time for me, but 40 years ago. Had a few mix ups on west ridge this time, had to bivy on the way down, but we did it. Big Rock...
Posted Jun 5, 2016 6:21 pm

mvkazitMount Stuart via Cascadian Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015
This is nice full day trip with good elevation gain, some scrambling and opportunity to practice in route finding ;) Route was totally snow free. Total time was about 9h and we lost probably an hour by descending into wrong couloir. Helmet is the only gear we need (optional, but really nice to have).

Posted Sep 14, 2015 12:36 pm

calebEOCCascadian Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015


Caught this in a brief interlude from all the smoke plaguing Washington right now. We missed the turn at the false summit and went around it on the north side, which seemed easier than the standard route that we used for descent. Either way, not too much difference. Did this over the course of two days with a camp at Ingalls Creek.
Posted Aug 23, 2015 11:33 am

JRaphaelsonCascadian couloir   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2015


Route finding was tricky near the top and the couloir itself was a slog, but it was all worth it.
Posted Aug 8, 2015 2:47 am

catulluscascadian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015


had some route-finding issues. 17 hours car-to-car. fun route
Posted Jul 24, 2015 12:21 am

boisedoccascadian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015


splattski and I had a grand time in the Cascadian couloir. Being a very low snow year, we ended up lugging our crampons and axes for naught. Glad to break the trip in to two days. You can pretty much avoid walking on any snow at all right now. The creek crossing is also trivial now. A little marine layer came in and obscured a lot of views but pretty awesome looking down onto the north face. As far as ultra prominence peaks go, this is a tough one.
Posted Jul 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Karl HelserCascadian Couloir
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

Karl Helser

Took our time up the Cascadian Couloir. Last storm took out the trail in the lower half, as well as the zigzaggy trail from Longs pass to Ingalls Creek. Pretty straight forward, long scree slog.
Posted Aug 18, 2014 9:28 pm

FensterschlechterCascadian Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014


2 day trip - camped along Ingalls trail. Bad weather - basically rain and drizzle all day. No lightning thankfully. Summit traverse above the snow was fun. Due to bad visibility and following a climbers trail I also descended the wrong chute. Some sketchy downclimbing in a stream bed/waterfall. Eventually I picked up a decent if overgrown trail which took me down to the Ingalls ~0.5 miles east of camp.
Posted Aug 16, 2014 3:03 pm

KresserCascade Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014


Car to Car via the Cascade Couloir in a day. The couloir itself was a lot easier than I thought. There wasn't nearly as much loose rock and scree as I was expecting, although a helmet would be recommended still. Still snow above 8,500' to the false summit, but didn't need to go on any snow from the false summit to the true summit. Went too far east on our descent and ended up in the wrong gully (followed a climber's trail down, beware!) Could have been done in hiking/trail running shoes with some microspikes with an ice axe. Great day!
Posted Jul 21, 2014 12:38 pm

MattDurkeeCascadian Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012


Left car at ~3:30 AM, back to car at ~8:00 PM. Fought off a mtn. goat with my ice ax. Took left scramble around false summit and then up. Came back down standard route off false summit. Glissaded down from false summit. River running high.
Posted Jun 8, 2014 12:57 pm

ArkitektCascadian Colour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013


One Day Climb. Camped at the trailhead and Started at 7am. Hiked up and over and finished the hike at 6pm. Very tough hike about 13 miles RT by my GPS.

After crossing Ingalls Cre

ek on the way up we went Right (SE) along the Ingalls Creek Trail for about .25 miles to a cairn leading up the colour. The brush was a bit rough at first but it worked. On the way down we bypassed that by finding some other route. Couldn't explain it if I tried. It fizzled out and we walked straight through the brush downhill to the trail. Ending up just about 100 feet from the intersection of the trail going back. I don't think I would pick to try the more direct route up even if I could find it. It was a bit steep and the slopes were vegetated.
Posted Sep 26, 2013 1:44 am

bedellympianCNR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2013


Complete North Ridge w/ Gendarme (V 5.9 28 pitches). Cloud cover resulting in low vis and some rain and snow on route led to unplanned bivy on ledge above Gendarme. A great route, long with a mix of wandery low 5th and sustained 5.8/9 climbing.
Posted Sep 15, 2013 1:11 am

MoonerUp I Go


2016-08-14 via Complete North Ridge with Gendarme. Soloed entire upper ridge except Gendarme pitches with Sam
08/27/13 via Complete North Ridge with Gendarme bypass because to started raining just before getting to it.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:29 am

DundeelCascadian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013


Two night camp on Ingalls Creek. Wonderful mountain with good weather.
Posted Jul 22, 2013 10:29 pm

OwenTBig Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012


My first of hopefully many major Cascade peaks.
Posted Apr 2, 2013 1:09 pm

kylefroweSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010
Awesome views steep scree and snow
Posted Jan 3, 2013 12:48 pm

juneauhikerCascadian  Sucess!


A great hike in a beautiful place.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 11:16 am

tcingrumStuart  Sucess!


Cascadian route. Lots of loose rock and dirt.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 10:56 pm

Digglercomplete N ridge- finally!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012


WHAT a route!! When no opportunities opened up with friends, finally found a willing & able partner.

Camped near Ingalls Lake by meadows (would have just gone for the climb as a day climb in retrospect- additional hike back to camp after ascent SUCKED!), which provided stunning views of SW face of Stuart (& far too many obnoxious nocturnal goats).

Started from camp @ 5.20. Still a ways to go before reaching start of route (including a few sketchy snowfield crossings). Off & climbing finally @ 10.05. Belayed first 4 or so pitches of lower ridge before simul'ing to notch. P2 hardest of lower buttress. Simul'ed to Great Gendarme (seems like a misnomer- instead of climbing around the thing, you go straight up it). Successful roshambo meant I got the lead- phenomenal pitch (best of climb, in my opinion)!!! Linked strenuous lieback w/ "off-width" (actually a fist crack for normal-sized folks), then climbed ~50' above that to a 'bivy'/belay ledge. Dropped my brand new camera from notch above the gendarme, which SUCKED :( Made haste after that, as time growing nigh(t)- finally summited @ 20.05. LONG & fatigueing descent down Cascadian Couloir ensued (shitty-non-existent trails to Stuart Pass, then back to camp added to frustrations).

Finally back @ camp @ 3.06- WHAT a day, mountain, climb!!! Thanks, Mark!
Posted Sep 16, 2012 7:47 pm

drootCascadian  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012


Climbed via the Cascadian Couloir. Nothing major until the summit ridge is reached, and then some fun class 3 to the summit.
Fires were burning everywhere at the time, and we could see lots of smoke from the summit.

Came down the same way, making our way quickly digging into the soft sand.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 6:11 am

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