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nicozoneMazamas on the North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


I was part of a team of 10 from the Mazamas (mazamas.org) that climbed the North Ridge route. We started from the parking lot of the Big Lake Youth Camp and used the PCT to move through the wooded lowlands and onto the ridge proper. Although it might have been possible to do the route in 2 pitches with a 70m rope, as a big group we opted for 3 pitches to the top and a rappel from the top of pitch 1 on the return. Excellent views now that the summer fire season as calmed down!
Posted Sep 28, 2015 5:43 pm

emilieNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2015


I looooove me some rope!
Posted Jul 17, 2015 1:37 am

Brian CNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015

Brian C

Hot day out. Fun little scramble. Solo up and some rappelling down. Neat little summit with great views.
Posted Jun 30, 2015 7:54 pm

RockMountainGirlInto The Clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014


It was cold a windy day, at the summit we were in the clouds.
Posted Oct 20, 2014 9:39 pm

Nick TurturaHot in October  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

Nick Turtura

The weather was perfect. We took the climbers trail up the NW ridge and descended down the gully. It might just be me, but it seemed a little bit looser than last time. Regardless it was a great day with great friends.
Posted Oct 5, 2014 12:57 pm

SawtoothSeanWeather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014


Pretty easy access from PCT onto ridge then some easy 5th moves. Hardest part was first few moves on rotten rock, yet still didn';t rope up. Summit was cool, but we were in and out of clouds. Scrambled all the way down to last rap station.
Posted Sep 3, 2014 10:57 pm

triyodaHarder than I thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014


We went off route on the second pitch (really bad beta), made for some dicey climbing. Overall the rock quality is generally good if you stay on the correct route and the only serious exposure is the end of the first pitch as you climb out of the ramp. Great views. We descended the scree field, this was a really bad idea, it is not recommended, very dangerous IMO.
Posted Jul 15, 2014 12:05 am

AndinistalocoLoose as hell  Sucess!


Be careful on this one. I soloed this and then brought my gf up; a bit of easy 5th but most scrambling on crappy rock. But as we were on our way down a noob came flying off the end of his rappel and almost knocked my gf off a ledge.
Posted Jul 8, 2014 12:16 am

bedellympianNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Posted Aug 22, 2013 1:19 am

deathzonescience SouthEast Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013


Climbed via SouthEast Spur 5.5 in approach shoes in July. Approach required crampons and ice ax for permanent snowfields. Car to Car required about 12 hours. We climbed the SE Spur with approx. 15 pitches and several short rope sections. Technical climbing took about 4 hours. The descent was easy with 2 nice raps and a little down climbing. I would recommend 2 trekking poles for the descent. Also, mosquitos are bad so bring repellant. Also, rock quality on the SE Spur is descent, it's not as bad as people may claim. Lots of anchor building options and pro placement.
Posted Jul 30, 2013 1:55 pm

rick6003Mt Washington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013


Climbed Mt Washington with friends from my meetup group, Northwest Wilderness. It was a perfect weather day and we all had a great time. A first Summit for Katya and a summit that required some actual climbing for another lady. She did Mt Shasta a few weeks ago.
Being new to climbing myself , I thought it was a bit tougher than Three Finger Jack, we set rope for protection on 3 pitches. The rappels down were fun except on the last one the wind was coming up hard. The rope kept blowing around the side of the mountain. As for bad rock. Not having a lot of experience for qualifications, I thought the mountain has just gotten a bad reputation.

Want to add that I would agree with Nick's comment completely.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 11:40 am

cyffredinolwatch out for falling rocks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013


Another great trip with Karl and the gang. Met at least four other groups on the mountain. Dodged quite a lot of rocks kicked down by one of them. A fun climb in perfect weather.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 2:49 am

Nick TurturaSweet climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Nick Turtura

The approach was pretty crappy. The cairn on the PCT was easy to find, but the climbers trail was terribly overgrown and unmaintained. So pay attention, we lost the trail 8 or 9 times. Once we gained the ridge it was easy to approach the summit block. Then the fun begins. SP says to take the second ramp, but in reality there is a small ramp that they don't mention so you should really take the third ramp. The second isn't bad but there is a lot of exposure. The third was a class 4. After that it's pretty easy sailing. Don't be intimidated by all the hype. This rock is not too hard and very rewarding. Have fun and be safe.
Posted Oct 7, 2012 1:21 am

santanoniNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


We set a fixed line for the sketchy part. I was glad to have it as the fall is substantial and the holds, while plentiful, can be questionable. Rappelled on the way down, fun climb.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 11:57 am

Infected MushroomA quick jaunt up N ridge  Sucess!

Infected Mushroom

Real fun climb with short approach. Belayed a short bit then scrambled.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 10:02 pm

JGHarrisonNice flowers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


Not much in the way of mosquitoes cept at twilight and early morning. Wildflowers were gorgeous.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 12:31 am

RetroGearMulple Times -Multiple Routes  Sucess!


First climbed the North Ridge back in 1971. Over the next three decades climbed West Face, King Rat, Chimney of Space, South Face, South Face Dihedral, Southeast Spur and East Buttress.
Over the years have bivied (intentionally )on top four times - neat spot.
Posted Jan 9, 2011 11:21 pm

iquest4it2nd Time's a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


This mountain kicked our butts the first time. We came from the southern Lava fields for the fun of it and tried the south wall, but we didn't have enough pro, so we backed around and ran out of time looking for the north route. This time we climbed right up it from the north with no problem.
Posted Dec 25, 2010 5:02 am

PallandoNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Took a friend up. Had an awesome time, made it back down to catch a catamaran ride back to camp.
Posted Aug 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Karl HelserNorth Ridge...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Karl Helser

Dian, John, and I had the mountain to ourselves all day...
Perfect weather, although a bit windy at the notch as well as the first pitch. I ended up carrying the rope on the rappel because it was impossible to throw. Mosquitoes were bad at the trailhead to the ridge but nonexistent from the ridge to the summit. We took the screeway back which had a couple of snow traverses, but still much better than descending the ridge.
First time leading this climb...
No snow on the ascent.
Posted Jul 20, 2010 10:48 am

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