Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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Groundswell - Mar 18, 2009 4:40 pm

Almost went for big ride  Sucess!

took by friend Adrian 3 months before my wedding. On the way down, he forgot to keep crampons on the snow and went for a slide. I couldnt hold his 200lbs to my 145 lbs but luckily i had buried my ax to the hilt and tied it to my harness as i always do. Guides below on Ingraham Flats watched whole thing. I belayed my friend all the way down to the flats where he took a long "nap" otherwise uneventful trip


BCJ - Oct 4, 2008 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

DC-Emmons variation  Sucess!

Climbed the rerouted variation below the cleaver and up the Emmons. Added a good amount of distance and elevation gain/loss.


tombcronin - Sep 24, 2008 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Late Season  Sucess!

A long slog with a heavy pack...

bgratias - Aug 13, 2008 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Awesome  Sucess!

Awesome Climb. Super windy, but clear.


Fins129 - Jul 1, 2008 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

DC  Sucess!

Awesome climb. Summited at sunrise.


Jakester - Jun 25, 2008 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

DC Route

Made it past Disappointment Cleaver but a late start, no rest, and an exhausting crevasse rescue seminar the day before all conspired to turn us around at ~12,600. Will be back this summer to try again.


shanahan96 - Jun 1, 2008 10:29 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

success on disappointment  Sucess!

survived a trying 4-day mini expedition on rainier. horrible weather gave us just enough of a breather to allow a summit attempt. we made the most of it and are extremely pleased with the results!



bluefunk - Dec 20, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005

Big Crevasses  Sucess!

Nice trail with some big holes in the ground,


lcarreau - Dec 10, 2007 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1984

My birth county's highpoint!  Sucess!

Randy Sackett was the guide out of RMI. The snowpack
and weather conditions were awesome in August 1984.
There was a section above the cleaver where we were
unroped at the guide's decision. Two climbers had to
remain behind at Disappointment Cleaver. The lights
of Yakima were seen shining in the east. Great climb!


JonW - Oct 31, 2007 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Runway  Sucess!

Great route (except for going through the cleaver), great views, great peace at mind. Just follow the lights of all the RMI and IMG teams.


InsertHere - Sep 10, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1999

Will be back

1st attempt, didn't make it past the cleaver. That was a long time ago, will be back for sure.


jvarholak - Sep 4, 2007 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

DC route  Sucess!

beautiful mountain...perfect weather...crowded route (but what did I expect....still loved it


Clodhopper - Sep 3, 2007 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

Modified route.  Sucess!

Couldn't climb onto the cleaver, too late in the season. We climbed down around the nose of the cleaver and up the Emmons Glacier. Very windy, but clear skies.


seth@LOKI - Jul 30, 2007 1:18 am Date Climbed: May 31, 1998

Great "warm up" for damn cold  Sucess!

Though my 1983 overstuffed 15 degree Marmot Pocket Gopher (that I still use!) worked well with a bit of help from a reflecto warmer. We had light loads on ready for Liberty Ridge...maybe nest time Dirky.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Jul 23, 2007 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

DC Route

Sue and I attempted the DC route during a week of truely shitty weather. After giving up on any sort of attempt we skipped dinner on our last night and decided to wait to eat a good meal the following day after descending from Muir. That night the weather cleared and we left at 1:00 AM with little energy, improper hydration and lack of will. We ascended to 14K before exhaustion and a spasm in Sue's back before turning around. No problem about not summiting as I was more concerned about a safe traverse back before the Cleaver of our two-person rope team but made it back safe and sound. Better a responsible climber than a liability to others in our book.

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1998

2nd Attempt  Sucess!

Weather drove us down the first time, but rolled right up on the second try.


1mvertical - May 7, 2007 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

did not disappoint  Sucess!

Great weather, great day. Had the summit to ourselves, and only saw a couple of RMI teams. Looking to Tahoma Glacier the next time.


Hotfeet - Mar 26, 2007 3:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Awesome!  Sucess!

Absolutely fantastic! I had the time of my life!!!


lukic - Feb 20, 2007 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2003

First summit  Sucess!

After a couple of trips to the top of the cleaver with friends who couldn't make it, this time we did.


Wallylongridge - Feb 15, 2007 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1982

DC route  Sucess!

What a great climb. I think the key was getting up early and beating the RMI people up the route. Saw the sun come up on the Summit, that was a real treat.

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