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setrentNorth and South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014
On the traverse. Best done early season south to north. Conditions dependent, but a classic mountaineering outing.
Posted Jun 3, 2014 2:27 am

coonradepic view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

coonrad

Fun climb. Love the Olympics.

The Brothers -- Summit

Trip report: here.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 7:38 pm

ernestssonBrothers on the Brothers

ernestsson

Having unsuccessfully climbed it once, I tried to drag my brother up the mountain. More sure of the route this time, we made good time - and had less snow to deal with. At the top we got onto some really loose scree and didn't feel comfortable with the terrain. The mountain goat first following us then climbing above us and dropping rocks down didn't help either. Turned back less than 500 feet from the summit. Third time will be the charm, I hope?
Posted Jun 11, 2013 2:07 am

ernestssonIt's Always Routefinding That's the Problem

ernestsson

Intended to climb the 'standard' route but wasted a good three hours scrambling up to and along cliff faces east of the main snow-filled gully and so ran out of time and energy when we finally got to the Lunch Rock area and so turned back.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 2:04 am

andrew davidHellish but Awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

andrew david

Went solo and had the devil's own time keeping to the "trail" through burned areas and worse. Cooled off in some ice caves, was stalked by a horny female goat, did some wet cliff climbing repeatedly when I decided the trail was finished (it goes to the summit actually so watch very carefully for cairns), and was beat by the end, but glad I did it in hindsight. Will post a trip report very soon and that will help any future adventurers. The topo I had was of zero help.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 3:11 pm

drdownLena Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2012

drdown

Went late in the year. There was no snow left on the entire route so I ended up soloing a section to bipass the hourglass. Scrambling took me out of the fog line and onto the summit to a great view!
Posted Nov 23, 2012 1:20 am

olygtx06summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009
1x
Posted Sep 22, 2012 12:54 pm

jacobsmithBrothers Solo In A Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

jacobsmith

Actually my second ascent, the first was about a year before and we camped at the head to the Valley of the Silent Men; the peak was so socked in that i decided to come back in better weather. Solo in a day made for a pretty exhausting trip but the glissade down was fun.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:26 pm

awilsondcRoute finding fail
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

awilsondc

You guys weren't kidding when you said route finding could be tricky! I decided on this as a day trip at the last second after deciding against an overnighter I had been planning so I didn't have as much time to research the route as I would have liked. The trail up to climber's camp was super easy. Once I got to the gully I started heading up and got to the hourglass. I had read that when in doubt, head right so that's what I did.

The terrain started to get steep but I found a cairn so I figured I was on the right track. After some more class 3-low class 5 scrambling I was thinking "where the **** am I going here" but I found another cairn, and another so I though I must be doing something right. I figured I was off route but kept going until I got to a 30-40 foot rock wall (rated at 5.4 I found out after I got back, route 2A) and stopped there 100 feet or less short of the summit. I could have scrambled up relative easily as the rock was great and holds were plentiful but I was solo and have a family to support, so I called it a day and headed back down. I tried to downclimb a little and work my way back left to see if I could still find a way to summit but ran into a goat and it's kid blocking the way. Not wanting to deal with angry goats, I just headed back to the car. I will be back though, best scrambling in the Olympics in my opinion. 10 hours 15 minutes car to car.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 3:12 pm

chasegruFrom Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012
3:00 start from the meadows. Snow starting at East Lena Fork Campground. Soft snow below the Hourglass, solid snow/ice above. On top by 6:30.
Posted May 29, 2012 11:11 pm

ExtremeD69Need to do again!!  Sucess!
Did this almost 7 years ago. Amazing climb but couldn't see anything when I got to the top. Need to go back up and get the full view!
Posted Apr 17, 2012 8:00 am

Islander34Great Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

Islander34

Car-camped at Lena Lake trailhead. 12 hours car-to-car with great weather. Fun climb!
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:03 am

santanoniFirst Failed, then Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

santanoni

Did a little climb trip to the Olympics. Road closure meant I tried S. Brother the first day instead of Mt Stone, which I had planned. I fell short by about 1000-1300 ft in a true soup of a fog where I could not find the route. trying again on the final day, this time after camping at Lena lakes to get a head start, I made it. It was not the clearest day, but I actually saw my boot prints from where I went wrong three days earlier. I had climber up through an hourglass like formation, which was quite steep.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm

relicStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1997

relic

Date is a guess.
Posted Sep 30, 2011 11:06 am

Krylon2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2006

Krylon

Did this as a one-day push. Good weather going up, but at the top you could see the black cloud approaching and knew that it would be a wet walk out.
Posted Mar 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Snidely WhiplashDark and cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 1988

Snidely Whiplash

Good views of Seattle from the summit.
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:04 pm

breauxtrahnrainy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2004

breauxtrahn

Got a late start because it was raining in the morning. By the time we got up the couloir it was raining again. Not super awesome. Need to go back.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 7:59 pm

dlindfBrothers attempt
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010
Lena trailhead at 6 am. At clmbers camp at 9am. After leaving the clmbers camp we got caught up in the brush from the fires of 99 and 03. My advice would be to work left to the dry river bed which is essentially a scrable up to about 4000ft. The river bed is marked with multiple cairns and orange tape. Once up to 4000 we worked right avoiding the unstable talus. At 5400 ft the clouds rolled in and we called it off. Essentially no snow at all on 10/7/2010. We were the only ones out there as well.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 11:29 am

MachSixBirthday Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

MachSix

The 4th annual CC birthday climb had us climbing the Brothers. Made our camp above climbers camp in a clearing at 3700ft Saturday and enjoyed some festivities. Summited the south peak on Sunday around 10am by way of the Hourglass and a small south facing notch on the summit block. Awesome climb. More mentally challenging than physically challenging with the route finding and rock problems...lots of fun!
There is a lot of bad beta out there for this climb, so make sure you are capable of good judgment and route finding. Don't trust what you read.
Lots of loose rock and rockfall this time of season, so please climb prepared. WEAR A HELMET!!! We ran into two separate groups of climbers without proper gear or helmets, to which I flat out told them to turn around. This isn't an easy trail climb some seem to think it is.
In hindsight, a small length of rope would have been nice to have for the final 50ft in the notch just to calm the nerves (maybe about a 5.5) if you decide to go up that way.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 12:52 pm

mandrakeSouth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

mandrake

Missed a trail junction on the approach from basecamp and got a bit lost on the approach. Fortunately some difficult bushwhacking got us back on the route. Sustained 30-degree snow slopes above The Hourglass with deep moats on both sides -- glad to have a couple pickets & rope for a handline to get folks down on the descent. Ice axe, crampons, helmet all needed. Even with losing an hour per getting lost it was still a long day. Would be a much better three-day climb. Not sure this really should be in "75 Scrambles in WA"; maybe it's easier sans snow.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 5:39 pm

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