Fisher Chimneys Climber's Log

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blakemj33

blakemj33 - May 24, 2018 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2017

The climb that turned me on to the North Cascades  Sucess!

What can I say other than this was an AMAZING climb. One of my favorites.

Harvest

Harvest - Aug 24, 2017 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2017

Breathtaking Scenary  Sucess!

* Ascent via Fisher Chimneys 8/23/17

BLong

BLong - Aug 2, 2015 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Independence Day Chimneying  Sucess!

Had a blast on the Fisher's Chimneys route to ring in independence day. Fun route to solo; a bit wonky in mountaineering boots.

jacobsmaki

jacobsmaki - Jun 24, 2015 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Looked like a good route

Looked like a good route, unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate.

PeakBeggar

PeakBeggar - Aug 30, 2011 12:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011

Day Trip  Sucess!

Took us 18 hours 13 minutes, starting at 4:37 am on the 24th. We ascended to the summit by 2:30 to mostly clear skies and arrived at the base of the chimneys just in time to see the sun set. From there it took about 2.5 hours of bushwacking and "trail" time to get back to the car.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jul 11, 2011 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Stormed Out

The weather was turning nasty, snow conditions were not ideal, and one of our partners was already turning around. To this day I do not regret turning around on this one.

SKI

SKI - Jul 9, 2011 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

17 hours  Sucess!

Summitted with Sebas. Conditions were very slushy and dangerous. Snow pack was very, very high. Hit by a storm at the top of the chimneys and climbed the wrong snow runnel to a false summit. Descended and caught the correct chute (all sketchy, slushy snow) to the top. Total white out. Descended the White Salmon Glacier... Don't do that.

RomaK

RomaK - Mar 2, 2011 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Long, but fun!  Sucess!

Been dreaming about climbing this route for a while. Finally got on it. One of the highest snow years in recent history meant that we had mid-July snow conditions in mid-August. Camped at Lake Ann. Got slightly sidetracked through the upper chimneys and lost about an hour finding the right way. Winnie's slide and Hell's Highway were all snow (no ice). Didn't protect either; they were both around 50-55 degrees though. Summit pyramid was mostly rock. Ditched all our gear at the base of it and just took some water up. Really fun scrambling, but a big group knocked some rocks down as we were getting off the gully and they were starting to rappel. Please consider downscrambling the gully rather than rappelling to prevent rockfall through the gully (it is very easy to kill or seriously injure someone as there is nowhere to go to avoid rockfall and rappelling is much more prone to generating rockfall). There is no exposure and the vast majority of it can be downclimbed facing out.

Ended up downclimbing the lower chimneys in the dark and couldn't quite find the trail after getting off the chimneys(apparently lots of parties have gotten lost in the dark in that spot). Spent a few hours under the stars until people started coming up from Lake Ann and we could see headlamps on the trail. All in all, a mini-epic 25 hours camp to camp. Wonderful climb and route though, and the Perseids were lighting up the night sky as an added bonus!

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 30, 2010 10:32 am

Mulitple times  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite routes on the mountain. Really fun, interesting mix of climbing.

bellinghamclimber

bellinghamclimber - Sep 5, 2010 11:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

SWEET!  Sucess!

AWESOME CLIMB! I had previously done the Sulphide Glacier, and this was a lot more challenging and enjoyable, in my opinion. Great conditions, and an awesome way to see the meteor showers!

scotthall

scotthall - Sep 5, 2006 3:21 am

good times  Sucess!

Met my friend Mitch and Cousin Mikey on Whidbey Island and enjoyed a fun climb on an great mountain.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Aug 9, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

A+

The route turned out to be in really good conditions, very little bare ice and not much in the way of crevasses.

bacrossman

bacrossman - Aug 9, 2006 12:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

A good Route  Sucess!

Greate Route in good condition. I just wish we would have packed more water for the long day, my team was pretty dehydrated by the time we got back to lake Ann.

mekwise

mekwise - Apr 11, 2006 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004

Long Day

Great way to spend the 4th of July!!

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