Done with a small OSAT group as a combination with Snoqualmie Mountain, from the Alpental approach. This day brought me to within 39 feet of my first 100,000 vertical year (eventually accomplished on Mt. Si in November.)
Something I didn't like about climbing a rock and being able to still see a major interstate. I like being a little farther away. But we brought the kids & they liked it. Gave us all a good workout!
short up and down but felt good afterward
Started early and finished the climb in two hours. Took the wrong gully down the backside which made for a more eventful descent then the ascent. Still a very fun climb and easily simul-climbed. Came back the next day to do the improbable traverse but got rained out. Gotta love the cascades.
went up with neighbor in the morning before work.
Fun mountain, good step kicking practice.
Nice combo with Snoqualmie.
Met some army rangers training on top.
combined with snoqualmie
The weather was going to be nice once again but I wasn't sure if I could convince Jim for another long weekend trip so late Friday we converged on a day climb on Guye. We were glad to be the only ones on the route as twice rocks came flying down by us, hmm better get out of here quick. The traverse was exciting and really the only climbing, the rest was scrambling over loose rock and through trees. The views from the summit were very nice with many inviting peaks, wish the rock quality was better in the area.
Climbed this with Haydar as a quick one-day trip from Portland. The climbing is less-than-stellar, with loose rock and sections of scrambling in the trees. The traverse pitch was fun, but really the only quality pitch. If I come back I'll try the direct route to Lunch Ledge - maybe that adds more climbing. Will I be repeating this route? Hmmm ... I'd say improbable.
On the way down from Snoqualmie Mt, we cut across to bag Guye also.
Nice hike to do on a free morning, less than 2 hours car to car. Great views from the top.
A nice short hike with a great view of Mt. Rainier.
Threw this in along with a climb of Snoqualmie. Only went to the north summit. How DO you get from one to the other? Near the beginning of the trail up was the smallest cairn i had ever seen.
Soloed up to the North Summit before work today... Didn't scramble over to the others due to time, but the views were amazing, and quite theraputic. Good times.
A short, steep hike from the Alpental parking lot. This route starts at the climbers trail about 50 yards to the right of the Snow Lake Trail. Approximately two miles to the summit. Nice views of the surrounding peaks and a great overlook for the Snoqualmie Pass and Alpental ski areas.
Made a quick afternoon ascent to ski the Northwest slopes. Climbed part way up Snoqualmie Mt, then traversed over to Guye. Great views of the Snoqualmie Pass complex.
Camped out on saddle between cave ridge and guye peak. Snowed the entire weekend. Very cold for the date, but not bad. Made summit on the 5th.