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Adams (south spur) or DC route 8/3 - 8/5

Postby pjl5020 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:40 pm

A buddy and I flying into Seattle area 8/2. We are looking at either doing south spur or DC route. Anyone interested in joining?
Climbed emmons route end of may, guided

I am aware that these routes are quite different. Depending on experience involved we will decide. We are not entirely comfortable with unguided glacier travel yet. However, I have done 2 glacier climbs (rainier, baker). Doing crevasse rescue refresher end of july on baker in prep.
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Re: Adams (south spur) or DC route 8/3 - 8/5

Postby Sunny Buns » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:22 am

How about your buddy? Is he experienced in crevasse rescue? Unless you both have it down I'd recommend Adams South side (the normal route).

It's a beautiful climb and you will not have to worry about crevasses, guides, etc. AND glissading down can be very good if the snow is good.

Have fun.

PS I've done the Emmons twice. Was just a snow slog as long as you didn't fall into a crevasse. Never done DC, but based on the photos I've seen it looks harder than Emmons even though it is the "normal" route.
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Re: Adams (south spur) or DC route 8/3 - 8/5

Postby aedwards » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:26 pm

May try the south spur this weekend.
Anyone know current conditions?
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Re: Adams (south spur) or DC route 8/3 - 8/5

Postby Sunny Buns » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:43 am

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/giffordp ... rdb5435984

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Old phone number in my cell phone, for rangers in Trout Lake may still work: 509-3 9 5 - 3 4 0 2.

Have a good time! Be aware that running water in the afternoon may freeze at night so stock up on water before going to bed.
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