Disappointment Cleaver Climber's Log

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Gumbie - Oct 1, 2010 8:17 am

3/5 stars  Sucess!

Snow hike


Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 1:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

First Rainier Ascent  Sucess!

We were under prepared and stupid. Should not have gone but somehow found success thanks to great weather and good help from other teams. I learned a great deal from this climb.


Kushrocks - Oct 3, 2010 8:54 pm

Re: First Rainier Ascent

Hey man how long did it take you to climb rainier total? I am looking into doing it next August. Was there any very technical terrain? What special equipment did you need? Is it possible to do it in one day?


hubix - Aug 31, 2010 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Great fall conditions.  Sucess!

We had to cross two ladders, but other than that still great condition. We left late from Camp Muir (4.30am), because it was very cold. Not very crowded.


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Day hike Rainier  Sucess!

Day hike of Rainier via Disappointment Cleaver from Paradise-17 hours round trip. Perfect clear blue sky conditions.

Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Aug 6, 2010 11:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Great Condition  Sucess!

Lead a team of five up the route after a day at Camp Muir to acclimatize. Route was in excellent shape and was very direct. Went mid week so it was not too busy for Rainier...about six other rope teams left with us around midnight. 6.5 hours to crater rim, 4.5 hours descent w/ 2 newbies.


ScottyP - Jul 16, 2010 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2001

Great Mountain  Sucess!

Great day on the mountain. Went with RMI.


rockrat2 - Jun 20, 2010 9:02 pm

not so great route  Sucess!

Awesome mountain but unless you are an absolute beginner I would recommend a more challenging route. It was like a cattle trail and tons of people. Get a really early start to avoid the crowds.


dharmabum - Jun 17, 2010 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Avy Danger

Made it as far as Ingraham Flats. Avalanche danger was too high on slope above Flats. Just 2 days before my climb there was a massive slab avalanche which killed one climber and injured several others. Also, on "summit" day, weather was pretty gnarly - high winds and complete whiteout conditions. Will try again in July '11


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

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