Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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michellen - May 9, 2010 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

DC  Sucess!

First climb, and so glad I did it!


grabbs146 - Nov 5, 2009 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

my first big mountain  Sucess!

What a great climb!! Want to do it again.


BradBartick - Sep 22, 2009 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Great conditions  Sucess!

Beautiful route, though a bit windy on top.


jonmeek16 - Aug 25, 2009 11:35 pm

success  Sucess!

great climb up Rainier, and a fun spicy route in August


rkymtn - Aug 18, 2009 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Great Day  Sucess!

Climbed with Haliku and Axe. Great day, great company, great views.


Kiefer - Jul 26, 2009 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

surprised!  Sucess!

We had originally intended on doing the Ingrahm Direct but due to the glacier being too broken up and convoluted, we opted for the DC. It was a bit of a surprise. A highly enjoyable route with some real crevasse issues!
A great day with Carl, Marc, Anton & Sean


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

Perfect Day  Sucess!

A really great trip with good weather and conditions.


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.

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