*Ascent of the Cascadian Coulior 8/19/17
Took our time. Last storm took out the trail in the lower half, as well as the zigzaggy trail from Longs pass to Ingalls Creek. pretty straight forward scree slog.
Did this on my 30th birthday. Very hard to run the couloir itself - very loose. 3 hours car to summit, 3 hours summit to car.
Went up with some buddys from SAR. It was an awesome trip!
Under 14 hours from car to car with one hour on the summit. Redwic and I came over Longs Pass. A wonderful day!
Fellow SP member "Gimpilator" and I did this as a one-day trek, via Longs Pass and Cascadian Couloir. 8000' total elevation gain and 13.25 hours (including one hour at the summit). Perfect weather conditions, and the awesome view from the summit made the entire climb worth it. One of my all-time favorite climbs.
Very enjoyable. I appreciated the lack of "civilization". It was almost entirely my mountain, no one around, thats getting rare these days!
The "permanent" snowfield below the false summit was completely melted out, and that loose gulley was the crux. We exited the gully to the left ASAP, and made one fourth class move (no exposure) down a narrow opening in the SSW ridge heading up to the false summit. Then it was easy scrambling through boulders to the summit.