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rasgoatGorgeous

rasgoat

My girlfriend & I went up and camped at the Sahale Glacier Campsites, it is a great place to camp. The weather was great the next day and we made it up to where the snow meets the rock. There was an unusual amount of snow for this time of the year, the standard route was too sketchy and the other options (class four) were of loose, wet rock (light snowfall the prior night) and we decided to retreat. will be back though.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 6:42 pm

DoehleSahale Arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Doehle

Beautiful day out with the masses on Sahale. Solo'd up, rapped down...back in Marblemount in time to get a shake at Cascadian.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 5:49 pm

Mike LewisStandard via Sahale Arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

Mike Lewis

Way too frightening for a repeat. I don't know what I was doing up there.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 5:13 am

mtncorgstandard glacier route  Sucess!

mtncorg

Views are so good you find it on the cover of the North Cascades NPS brochure. As with so many climbs, it just gets better the farther up the hill you go. Walked past Marmots playing with their kids down in the meadows of the Arm. Another shout out for the burgers at Good Food, as well!
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:51 pm

project360Working on the Washington 100  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

project360

The start of something special...
Posted Oct 15, 2009 12:04 am

bacrossmanGreat Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

bacrossman

Have climbed sahale and Quien Sabe Glacier. The Quien Sabe is my preference, both offer great views and a good time.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 1:58 pm

basagixSahale Arm / Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008

basagix

Storm hit R3 and I on the arm, cold and wet. Fortunate to get blue bird the next day. Fun summit block. I can see why this is popular.
Posted May 13, 2009 7:22 pm

gimpilatorRotten Snow, Rotten Weather, and Injury
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

gimpilator

This was an OSAT trip led by Scott Harder. An unexpected storm hit us at the worst possible moment on the Sahale Arm. Elisha slipped on the rotten slushy snow and was unable to arrest with her axe. In some spots it was only about 10 inches deep with soft mud and grass below. She slid down about 80 yards yelling for help, until she crashed into some rocks injuring her knee. It's an awful feeling to watch one of your friends sliding out of control and knowing there's nothing you can do to stop it. The wound was mostly internal but made it difficult and painful for her to walk.

When we got down to where she was, we roped her up, distributed her gear, and helped her down climb using an in-balance technique with her in the middle of the rope and two people up hill from her at either end. We bivouacked at cascade pass and helped her the rest of the way down the next day. She ended up with something called "water on the knee" and is okay now.
Posted Apr 25, 2009 6:45 am

nickmechSahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

nickmech

Long one day summit in North Cascades. Halfway up glacier we went straight up and hit the rock ridge for a change from standard route. Good blocky rock that we placed a couple pieces of pro. Rap off summit. Burgers at Good Food on drive home.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 6:36 pm

lloydSahale  Sucess!

lloyd

Fun day in the mountains with a good group of friends.
Posted Oct 15, 2008 2:16 pm

kpthomsonWay back in 2002  Sucess!

kpthomson

Up the Quein Sabe Glacier, to the 5.0 rock. Nice melow climb.
The cornice on the summit rock line is what I remember the most.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 3:51 pm

cp0915Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

cp0915

Dayhike to the summit with Db and Chris, a new NPS ranger who'd been assigned the task of exploring the park on that particular work day. It was his first mountain, ever. Meeting him on the hike in, we told him we intended to climb Sahale, and he asked if he could join us. DB and I, having carried up camping supplies in anticipation of a longer day, bedded down afterall after the climb and decided to hike out the next morning.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:24 pm

Mark StraubUp Cascade Pass to the glacier
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Mark Straub

Amazing views and pictures! I started this hike late with Josh Lewis (as always), and we got to Sahale Glacier to watch the sunset. Heading down was horrible in my crap shoes (don't know why I brought them, but every step was extremely painful in the talus). A large deer leapt out of a blueberry bush a few feet in front of me, startling me. Great hike, but I should have planned better for it. Heading down in complete darkness was no fun at all in painful shoes. We should have camped.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 12:48 am

joepaSahale Arm/Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

joepa

Pretty sweet! Saw a bear on the arm. Fun scrambling to the summit. Used a rope just for the rappel.
Posted Sep 6, 2007 3:41 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Andy Dewey

Total whiteout, 50 yds visibility or less. Made the climb interesting, but still fun!
Posted Aug 26, 2007 12:30 pm

laurelSahale Arm, Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

laurel

Cascade River Road just opened last week, so no more road walk.

We got to Marblemount at 5 on Friday and got the last permit for Sahale Glacier Camp Saturday night (I guess everyone else heard the road was open too), so we took a relaxed two day trip. When we left camp in the morning (about 8am) the snow was just hard enough to slow us down a bit without crampons, but perfect on the way down (11am). Easy scramble to the summit (unroped, mostly 3rd class with just a bit of 4th class).

Lots of wildflowers and wildlife (hummingbirds, marmots, goats peeking around the rock wall by our tents), but the blueberries are not quite ripe yet. And flies, flies, FLIES (fortunately it was windy at night so it was only on the way down...).
Posted Aug 6, 2007 2:35 pm

spotlySahale Glacier
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

spotly

Climbed with Lloyd, Maryanne, Roberta and Valerie. Fun scramble. Not too crevassed but there was one gaper that required crossing.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 4:08 pm

Karl HelserHow about the peak AND strippers?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Karl Helser

Actually there wasn't room for the strippers. Barely enough room at the summit for the three of us. This climb had the three components of a good climb...A long approach (Especially with the additional 3-miles of asphalt/gravel road in front of the trailhead), a little glacier travel, and a short but sweet summit block rock climb. All that adds up to a "must climb" climb. The friendly marmot was an added bonus!
Posted Jul 16, 2007 7:33 pm

jasonconnellIn from BB out vis Sahale Arm
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

jasonconnell

Hiked into Boston Basin Friday night, climbed Forbidden Saturday and camped in the Basin again, Sunday Climbed Sahale and descended via Sahale Arm. Had perfect weather on Forbidden but Sahale was a Whiteout.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 5:51 pm

Brian JenkinsMy version of a bachelor party  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Brian Jenkins

With Steve and Karl, my last real climb before getting married. Strippers and being drunk seem kind of cliche and sad at 40, I'd rather use the opportunity to get one last weekend up in the mountains before wedding stuff starts. Headed up Friday morning being the first to get a permit at the ranger station.

Longer hot approach since the road is washed out back at Eldorado Creek. Seemed odd hiking up a paved road though. Ran into an unafraid deer on the hike up onto the Arm. Then a marmot cased our camp just before dinner. Nice night with bright stars and not much wind. Climb was great, Karl led the snow and I got the rock lead. Mostly a 3rd class scramble but with some exposure. The short 5th class step was nice and blocky with lots of easy holds and then a walk to the actual summit. Our 60 meter rope barely got us down to the snow on the rap (yay for rope stretch). Back to the car just before 6 pm with blisters and sore feet. Bacon cheeseburgers in Marblemount helped the healing. :- ) Fun weekend with good buddies and awesome climbing partners.

Now, on to planning my first climb AFTER being married! (Hope she didn't think I was going to stop.) ;- )
Posted Jul 9, 2007 2:07 am

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