Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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KingOfStoke - Aug 14, 2019 9:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2019

DC Early Season  Sucess!

First "big mountain" summit for Team Christmas! Made an unsupported attempt at the DC route just a day after the guides opened up the route. Had to overcome some pretty nasty stuff on the Cleaver as it was still a fresh route without much boot pack. Hit the summit at around 0600 after a 0115 start from Ingraham! Had a blast, definitely coming back for the Kautz next summer.


GlacierCountry - Aug 9, 2019 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2019

Second Summit  Sucess!

Our MT team of four made it to the top. The second summit for Dave and myself. First summit for Amanda and Rob. Good conditions. Not a fan of this route due to the number of people, rockfall, changes in rope etc...


rtgomez90 - Jul 30, 2019 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2018

DC  Sucess!

>24 hrs


ethanlayne1 - Jul 10, 2019 9:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2019

first climb of many on rainier  Sucess!

first summit of Rainier and I can't wait to be back


peterh56711@gmail.com - Sep 15, 2018 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2018

1st time, enjoyed  Sucess!

1st time, enjoyed

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Nov 13, 2017 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2017

DC Route  Sucess!

I did this climb with RMI. They were great. It was really amazing. For me,seeing the glaciers and crevasses up close was a highlight. It was tough as well. Ascending 9k is no easy task. There were really strong winds on the summit. We went all the way to the Columbia Crest. It was difficult, but it was a great experience. Rainier is such an amazing mountain.


mlynn25 - Oct 26, 2017 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Perfect weather on the Disappointment Cleaver route.

brackham - Aug 12, 2016 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2016

First Real Mountaineering Experience  Sucess!

Climbed with Ashley, Gabe, and Amy. Set out from Paradise on Aug. 7. Made a sortie to the base of the cleaver from Camp Muir on Aug. 8, but didn't attempt the summit due to weather. Left Camp Muir around 02:20 on Aug. 9 for the summit push. Clear skies above, but cold (~0 F on summit) and relatively windy. Made it back to Camp Muir around 14:40 and down to Paradise at 19:00.


bscott - Jul 4, 2016 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016

great route  Sucess!

exhausting trip on very little sleep, but worth it if only for the half hour nap we took in the crater.


fallonclimbs - Aug 30, 2015 1:01 pm

Gorgeous views  Sucess!

Trip report here https://summitsofthestates.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/mt-rainier-wa-46/

Gorgeous mountain. Overcrowding sucks though. Altitude sickness got me on this one, but still made it to the top/Columbia Crest. Physically exhausting but not really technical at all. Competed in a rock climbing competition in Seattle the next day! Haha


cturturica - Aug 19, 2015 1:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

DC  Sucess!

Still in good condition but some rock and ice fall. Nice climb.


rossrleone - Jul 28, 2015 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2015

Made it  Sucess!

Route was long and consisted of a few ladder crossings


SKI - Aug 20, 2014 10:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

DC  Sucess!

With Laura, Sam. Great times up the route! Getting pretty broken up on the glaciers by now and very meandering.


yadahzoemtn - Jul 17, 2014 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2002

Rainier  Sucess!

With Brewster, Kevin, and Doug
Again 07/28/06


drdown - Jan 1, 2014 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

DC August  Sucess!

Crazy weather first day, thick fog and rain at Muir. Gorgeous weather second day. Big crevasses had opened up by this time.


gremlin - Jul 15, 2013 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Cold and tired  Sucess!

Definitely underestimated how tired I'd be near the top with a relatively short break at Muir. Whiteout conditions on the summit with probably -20F wind chill.


ianc82 - Jul 12, 2013 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

Single push success  Sucess!

Climbed with 2 buddies from Livingston Montana. Started from lodge around 7 pm. Made it to camp muir around 11. Left camp muir around 12:30am. Made summit around 6:30am. Amazing climb. Quite crowded.


PrinceOfNorway - Jul 3, 2013 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

Battle on the DC  Sucess!

Two of my guy friends and I hit this up. I wrote a trip report about it.



Bascuela - Jun 19, 2013 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013

DC on Rainier  Sucess!

RMI guided. Great climb!

sorenmp - Jan 2, 2013 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Mount Rainier, WA - route DC  Sucess!

Great climb with RMI. Sumited with my brother and our guide Erik. Ready for more climbs.

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