Cables Route (North Face) Climber's Log

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Harvest - Sep 3, 2017 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2017

Cables Route  Sucess!

A fun and fast route!

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 6:07 pm

Great climb.  Sucess!

Nice to come down this way also, to avoid the crowds.


kkriley19 - Aug 12, 2013 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

3rd times a charm  Sucess!

Finally made it.


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:15 pm

Great route  Sucess!

totally worth humping a rope all that way

Brian C

Brian C - Jan 19, 2013 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013

Winter  Sucess!

Fun day. Was a bit windy and cold but pretty mild for what Longs is capable of dishing out in the winter. 10 hours car to car.


marc123 - Oct 31, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2012

Nice climb with some snow and ice  Sucess!

Very beautiful free solo climb with some ice and snow so crampons were necessary. After the crux it was nice and easy climbing.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 13, 2012 10:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Descended here  Sucess!

Came up beaver and descended old cables. We did one rap on the descent, otherwise downclimbed. Felt much easier than 5.4.


BLong - Oct 10, 2010 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Fun alternative  Sucess!

A far preferable route to the Keyhole. Way shorter, more direct, and more fun! We brought a rack just in case we wanted to protect the route, but it was dry so we soloed it in rock shoes. I wish the technical section was longer.

We were trying to climb Stettners Ledges, but ended up changing routes after a lot of rockfall (including some medium impacts) scared us off.

9-6-17: Took Lauren up the Cable's Route for her first alpine route.


Kiefer - Aug 6, 2010 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Too short  Sucess!

Been meaning to climb this for a while. I was a bit disappointed. Decent scrambling above the technical stuff. Quick route to the summit.


JonW - Jul 26, 2010 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Ok  Sucess!

This route is ok. Perhaps it's much better in the winter. We carried a light rack and a rope for the technical pitch. It was quite wet, so I'm not sure I would've wanted to free it. Lot's of loose rocks scrambling to the summit from the cables section.

Dan Slack

Dan Slack - Aug 26, 2009 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009

Great mixed climb!  Sucess!

Very enjoyable mixed climb.


heather14 - Jan 18, 2009 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Great Winter Climb  Sucess!

Guess I'm not great at judging distance....I was expecting the technical pitch to be longer. A great climb none the less. I was suprised at the lack of snow on the N. Face right now, but what snow was there was mixed hard and sugar. It was interesting climbing the rock on the crux with crampons.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 17, 2009 11:59 am

Way more direct  Sucess!

I will probably never do the keyhole route in summer again. This route is not that exosed and way more direct.


benners - Dec 9, 2008 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

Agreed  Sucess!

We were below you Tim, hit that same sugar. What a fun route though.


timfoltz - Dec 9, 2008 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2008

Hairy but awesome  Sucess!

Awesome climb! crux pitch was very enjoyable. Was a little hairy towards the top when we ran into some stretches of sugar snow and couldnt gain any purchase with our axes. Is certainly one of my favorites.


DanielWandsneider - Dec 9, 2008 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Intense  Sucess!

Fun and exhilerating climb!


DrewB - Jul 8, 2008 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2002

Great Winter Climb  Sucess!

This was my first technical winter ascent and it was a great one. Very cold in the shadows on the face but well worth it.


shanahan96 - Jul 1, 2008 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

north face delight  Sucess!

led jim up the interesting north face to add some spice to his rainier training regimen. the route wasn't overly challenging yet exciting at the same time with a mixture of rock and snow climbing. certainly a memorable day!



astrobassman - May 21, 2008 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Lots of snow on the North Face

This was my first winter technical climb. It was a long day. The technical pitch was easy. Once above the technical pitch, we got off route. It became extremely steep and I became uncomfortable on 65-70 degree snow slopes un-roped. We turned around about 200 feet below the summit. The rappel was fun, and I learned a lot this day.


SarahThompson - Mar 17, 2008 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

My 1st technical winter climb!  Sucess!

Despite the sketchy weather forecast for the last weekend of winter, we went for it anyway and lucked out. It was pretty chilly, especially waiting around on the technical section. It was interesting to climb with crampons and big gloves on instead of frictioning up the slabs as you'd do in the summer. 15 hour day!!!

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