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IBentrynGoats & Lightning.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1996
Guy I was with fed a goat some cheddar cheese - then wondered why it tried to take his whole lunch. Clouds rolled in. Figured it was time to leave the summit when my forehead felt like there were ants running around on it! :)
Posted Mar 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Islander34Cool summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009


Opted for the chute route even though it was snow free. Lots of loose rock.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:08 am

ackSnow Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2012
Deep snow. Was knee-waist deep all the way up the chute. Kicked steps the whole way. White-out conditions at the top with some breaks of sun. The snow was light and fresh but this week it will pack down and aval danger will increase. Though the narrowness of the chute and the terrain features lessen avalanche risk overall quite a bit. Road was closed about 2 miles from the lower trailhead. Took 8 hours total summit from car to car.
Posted Feb 27, 2012 1:44 pm

santanoniNot Bad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011


First mountain done since moving out west, wanted to start easy before hitting the bigger ones. A fun little hike, glissade was a blast.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 12:11 pm

BC128New Years Eve Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2011


Great climb up winter route. Snow was deep. We were the first since last snow storm. Definitely my favorite climb
Posted Jan 4, 2012 12:55 am

Mountainjeffseventh time up...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011


Was going to do Mt Washington, but due to the road being snowed over I did Ellinor instead. The snow cover was really poor in the chute and it involved a serious amount of rock scrambling on ice covered rock. Crampons and ice ax required.
Posted Dec 27, 2011 12:58 am

PeakPirate2nd Trip Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2011


Lots of Goats and a bunch of good snow!
Posted Dec 4, 2011 10:26 pm

Andrew RankineToo much snow!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Andrew Rankine

Tried to climb this in fog, but lost the trail under 3 foot snowpack.
Posted Nov 4, 2011 4:02 pm

reliclong time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1987


Date is a wild guess.

Saw the then-famous arrowhead goat on that climb. Adult male mountain goat with a metal arrow shaft stuck straight thru it's skull; entry below one eye and exit out back of head below opposite ear. Obviously, after being hit with the arrow, he somehow broke off the ends so that only a few inches protruded out on either side of his head. Despite this, he looked quite healthy, relaxed, and unconcerned that he had an aluminum shaft through his brain... amazing
Posted Sep 30, 2011 11:19 am

Infected MushroomShort workout  Sucess!

Infected Mushroom

Short approach was nice! Also cool to see the masses of non mountain people. Sweet glissade too!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 9:47 pm

Krylon2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


There were wet slides coming down in the basin at the top of The Chute, which was exciting to watch, if easy to stay clear of.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 2:18 pm

Dan WinterNice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Dan Winter

This was the most recent of two times I have climbed this mountain. One of the better glissades I have done.
Posted Mar 27, 2011 11:07 am

Snidely WhiplashFun gully
Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

Snidely Whiplash

A lot of yahoos on this mountain, glissading with crampons and other idiocies. Try it on a weekday when the yahoo population is lower.
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:13 pm

CzechMarkRe: Fun gully


Typical with any mountain with a short approach and a road leading to the base. Fricking yahoo's go and get hurt and it gives the rest of us a bad name, like we're reckless thrill-seekers or something.
Posted Jan 21, 2011 3:17 am

HiTGoats!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Saw my first goat which made up for no views.
Posted Dec 30, 2010 3:45 pm

CzechMarkFirst peak in the Olympics  Sucess!


Awesome on the first ascent. Went back a couple weeks ago and down-climbed a few hundred feet on the SW ridge from the summit. Awesome, steep, exposed class 3. I know everyone goes to Mt. Washington, but has anyone here done the SW ridge of Ellinor? Looks like it leads to the Staircase area. Possible bushwhacking involved.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 9:15 pm

MachSixInteresting in Deep Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


First snow camping outing for a class. It had just recently snowed a lot, so making our way from about 2 miles below the lower TH to just out of the trees was interesting, especially with students and overnight gear. After setting up camp, myself, a few other instructors and students decided to kick steps to the summit for the rest of the team and then try for A Peak the next day. Fun times
Posted Aug 2, 2010 5:42 pm

climbnshootGreat day for a climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


A very fun and accessible climb. We had great weather a good views of the Hood Canal and Mt Rainier. Basically this was a hike until the final 1,000 feet, which steepens up to nearly 45ยบ. There wasn't anything dangerous in the ascent chute so you could presumably climb it w/o an iceaxe, but why not just bring one! :) It will definitely help you on the glissade.

I took a few photos and put them on my Flickr account:

Posted Mar 26, 2010 10:23 pm

mtncorgNice intro to the Olympics  Sucess!


Good chance to see goats and a nice view of Seattle and Tacoma from here and Washington. The traverse over to Mt Washington is a grand day alpine adventure.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:35 pm

SnowsloggerMy first mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1981


My first mountain way back. A cool one and a great traverse to Washington (a little on the exposed side though the way I went).
Posted Dec 28, 2009 11:55 pm

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