Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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EastKing

EastKing - Jul 21, 2009 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

Total Perfection  Sucess!

The cleaver was a little sketchy during the daylight (sun heating the cleaver) with the mix rock and snow but was doable. The weather and the experiences were perfect though.I went with a great group of people and looking on doing many more with them.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jul 20, 2009 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Third time's the charm  Sucess!

Finally something other than wet whiteout conditions on this mountain!

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Jun 26, 2009 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Good Times on the DC!  Sucess!

I thought the DC was a good route for my first time climbing Rainier. Not technically difficult, just a long snow slog really! A couple of snow bridges to cross, but overall in great shape....probably thanks to such a good snow year in the Pacific NW, and recent snow fall.

oso1212

oso1212 - May 22, 2009 10:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Perfect Day  Sucess!

A really great trip with good weather and conditions.

Groundswell

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

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

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

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

DC  Sucess!

Awesome climb. Summited at sunrise.

Jakester

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

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!

jamie

bluefunk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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