Eldorado Peak Climber's Log

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DukeJH

DukeJH - Jun 4, 2007 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed on a 6-day glacier mountaineering course with Alpine Ascents. Although Day 1 was cloudy and wet turning to snow, the clouds broke late Day 2 and the remainder of the trip was clear and sunny. A spectacular climb!

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Apr 22, 2007 2:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Left around 7am from the parking lot and had no trouble finding a log crossing and the trail (I don't know why anyone has trouble with this). Reached snow at the first boulder field, and skinned from the second boulder field on. My partner hadn't been out the last few months due to a knee injury so he decided to call it quits when we reached the Inspiration Gl. I ran on and caught up with another party we'd been climbing on and off with during the day and summitted together with them in the clouds around three.

The upper mountain descent was nice powder, but everything below was a little sloppy. Back at the car at 6pm after the agonizing descent down the trail. Awesome area. Johannesburg is ridiculous looking.

hikerbrian

hikerbrian - Mar 20, 2007 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2004

Rewarding  Sucess!

This really is a great route. Rewarding on many levels.

hikerbrian

hikerbrian - Mar 20, 2007 12:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

Fantastic place

This is a spectacular mountain

alpinerack

alpinerack - Dec 10, 2006 10:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Eldorado Glacier  Sucess!

Great peak with an exciting knife edge to finish! I lost my keys and were stuck in Marble Mount for hours. Interesting people who live there.

Outdoorgrrl - Oct 9, 2006 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

NE Face  Sucess!

The ice was in excellent shape. Not another soul on the mountain besides the four in our group.

glimmert

glimmert - Aug 14, 2006 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Glimmert  Sucess!

First climb in the north cascade and my favorite climb now. Great time, The best i've been on.

bacrossman

bacrossman - Jul 30, 2006 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Why so White?  Sucess!

The whole climb I was anticipating the view from the summit, but got whited out on the knife ridge. I guess I will have to climb it again, yee ha!

bacrossman

bacrossman - Jul 20, 2006 12:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Eldorado East Ridge  Sucess!

I wanted the Knife ridge, I got it.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Jul 17, 2006 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Route Climbed: Inspiration Glacier  Sucess!

This was a great climb. We camped on the Inspiration Glacier the previous night, so it took no time to get up. The knife edge snow ridge leading to the summit was both fun and beautiful.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Jul 13, 2006 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Day Climb  Sucess!

Really fun route, Anyone in Washington who hasn't done this route need to get out there and do it!

jordansahls

jordansahls - Jul 13, 2006 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Day Climb  Sucess!

What a great climb, I can't wait to get out there and do some of the other stuff!

aretewalker - Feb 23, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

We set off on 2/19 at 7 am and after struggling with the knee-deep snow in the Eldorado Creek basin we camped at the 6200 ft saddle. We left the camp at 3:30 am and reached the summit at 7:30. Poor visibility/whiteout caught us on our descent through the Inspiration and Eldorado Glaciers. Luckily we returned to our camp and back to the Cascade River road (1 pm).

setrent - Dec 23, 2005 1:07 am

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed El Dorado as the final summit in a traverse from Boston Basin. The snow arete was neat and the views outstanding, but the trail down to the Cascade River Road was strenuous.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

full moon!

blewis82 - Aug 16, 2005 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: The East Ridge Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect weather, low clouds made for an amazing 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks.

DeeDee

DeeDee - Jul 26, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier/ East Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Day climb. Great peak, great weather.

derbilly

derbilly - Jul 6, 2005 1:37 pm

Route Climbed: Eldorado Glacier / East Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Got up to our camp spot at ~7600 on the rocks at 5PM. The weather was favorable, so we decided to summit that evening. Perfect light, above the clouds, amazing views all around.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 10:02 pm

Route Climbed: Inspiration Glacier Date Climbed: 6/16/04-6/17/04  Sucess!

Fog and clouds broke for a spectacular summit view. We could have scrambled the rocks all the way to the summit but decided to get back on the snow for the classic snow ridge.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Feb 25, 2005 3:55 am

Route Climbed: West Arete Date Climbed: July 24, 1994  Sucess!

Included an unplanned bivy 2/3 of the way up. Just dumb luck that our trip was Friday-Sunday, instead of Saturday-Monday. Our Saturday night bivy was one of the warmest & calmest I've seen in the Cascades. The next night the mountains were hit by major thunderstorms, starting forest fires that burned for months all over the range.

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