Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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saschkenes - Jan 30, 2023 5:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

DC Route

Climbed back in 2014. Had to turn around above the clever because of altitude. Weather was PERFECT though


jdrean - Sep 7, 2022 3:01 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2022

rainier may22 early ascent DC route  Sucess!

Day 1: from paradise to Ingraham Flats
Day 2: DC route to the top


Tho88mca - Aug 3, 2022 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2022

WINDY!  Sucess!

Did a sunset summit. Reached the crater at about 9pm in super high winds all the way from Camp Muir across the flats and blowing us all over up and down.


trhemm - Sep 19, 2020 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015

Glacier was so cracked up because of drought

Did not summit because of the wind. Made it 1000 ft from the summit, but I don't mind as the mountain was so crazily glaciated due to a drought that year. Really cool to be up there. Need to come back though

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Sep 6, 2020 7:14 am

Slog  Sucess!

With friends from the Marine Corps' Mountain Warfare Training Center. Spent a couple days at Muir refreshing on ice work and crevasse rescue, then hiked to the summit.


rsburky96 - Aug 14, 2020 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2020

Disappointment on the Cleaver!

Started our climb to Camp Muir on July 28 around 10am from Paradise trailhead. Reached Camp Muir around 3:15pm, 5:15 hiking time. Set-up camp, ate & hit the sack around 8pm. Woke up at 11:45pm to get ready for summit bit. Got on the trail around 1:15am July 29. Conditions were good. Reached the top of Disappointment Clever around 5am where we were met with 40-50 mph winds. After talking with a guide about the unsafe conditions (snow bridge over crevasse), we decided to turn around. Arrived back at Camp Muir around 7:30am and hit the sack as we were worn out & disappointed. The next morning we heard that the snow bridge the guide was warning us about did collapse over night. Although it really hurt for us to turn around, we are SOOO glad we did!!! We will definitely be back.


Kristalea - Jan 26, 2020 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2019

There's something special about Mt Rainier

I was fortunate enough to have summited Rainier via Emmons Route prior but did not summit via DC this time. We turned around about 13,100' per reports of white out conditions and already dealing with 45+mph winds with no regrets. I love that mountain and hope to see her again.


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.


brichardsson - 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.

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