Hamilton Mountain Climber's Log

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SubalpineSam - Feb 15, 2008 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2008

Snow and more snow  Sucess!

Gorgeous day today with lots of sun and nice scenic clouds. It even got up to nearly 50 degrees. Not bad for February! Above the first set of cliffs, it got pretty snowy. At the top there was anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of snow, depending on the angle and exposure. I managed to posthole up to my crotch. Swell. Went down the way I came up ("more difficult"), since it looked the the snow got a lot deeper heading north, and I was alone.
Note: Absolutely take the Little Beacon Rock trail. The little view through the trees to Beacon Rock and across the river are perfect.


YEM - Aug 22, 2007 2:27 am

Ham Mt. Trail  Sucess!

Climbed in Feb. with the wind hitting us hard at the summit. It was so strong we couldn't stand without bending at the knees. A great short day hike with cliffs, views and waterfalls. Everything the doctor ordered.


mrbynum - Jul 3, 2007 5:11 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Route up: Most Difficult  Sucess!

Went with 2 friends, made it up in 1.5 hrs. Once on the trail, the there were thick clouds above but many cleared as we approached the summit. (we did suffer a minor moment of defeat when we drove through a small section of rain right before reaching the trail head) Good views from the summit looking east up the gorge. We descended following the loop, heading north from the summit. We stopped at the waterfall on the way down to take some pictures, the rocks there made for a fun scrambling problem too.


outdoorgirl - Apr 12, 2007 1:45 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007

Rainy Day Fun  Sucess!

A great quick walk through the mud and rain to the top to look out at the fog, around the backside and down the loop. A beautiful day back at the parking lot -ran across the street and up to the top of Beacon Rock to enjoy the sun!


lostman - Apr 9, 2007 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007

2 Days in 1  Sucess!

The morning felt like a hot summer day, and the afternoon a cool, wet, spring day. There were plenty of people on the summit, despite the Easter holiday, but we found a perfect lunch perch 100 meters north on the ridge trail.


vcrewpc06 - Mar 26, 2007 4:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

Route Climbed: Various  Sucess!

I've climbed Hamilton numerous times, the first time when a was a kid, the most recent in July of 2005 as a training hike. Still one of my favorite places in the gorge, lots of memories.


BSPclimber - Jan 23, 2007 2:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2007

Route Climbed: Ham Mt. Trail  Sucess!

Very fun hike, beautiful day, mid 40's and almost no wind. Up in just over 2 hours, down in an hour. Next time i'll do the loop. Took both an altimeter and a GPS reading on the summit, altimeter was 2489, GPS 2450. Did not seem like 4 miles to me, but what do I know?


Aeldrin - Dec 21, 2006 2:34 pm

Route Climbed: Hamilton Mountain trail  Sucess!

Climbed as part of the Mazamas AYM conditioning series. It was a really good day to be out there.

NickyP - Jul 21, 2006 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Hamilton Mt.  Sucess!

Started at 1230, went up the "More Difficult" route to the top, made that at 1:45. Great views at the top and rather windy which I didn't mind on a 90 degree plus day. Came down the Hardy Creek side with the mosquitoes after me most the way.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jul 2, 2006 2:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

An Escape from O Chem  Sucess!

Messed around in the waterfalls and took a lot short detours and still made it up and back in 4 hours. An excellent half-day outing.


calebEOC - May 18, 2006 2:57 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

short route  Sucess!

I was bored after getting out of class early this morning so I cruised up to the gorge to check out this mountain that I always thought looked enticing sitting behind beacon rock. Didnt pass anyone on the way up, passed a few people on the way down, was surprised to see people heading up in the evening.


jimsiff - May 8, 2006 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Loop  Sucess!

Nice hike with lots of variety. Views in all directions at various points, waterfalls, and a few nice airy viewpoints.


awilsondc - May 1, 2006 2:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Route Climbed: "Most Difficult" Date Climbed: 4-30-06  Sucess!

For a trail that's 4 miles long with 2500 feet of elevation gain, this hike is surprisingly easy. I thought the side trip to the "pool of winds" was just as good as the views at the summit. My first hike on the Washington side of the gorge, I would have preferred to do this climb on a weekday as there were many, many people on the trail. Good Hike though.


Levi - Apr 23, 2006 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Route: Most Difficult  Sucess!

Got to the TH at 7AM and we were the only car there. Made the summit at 9:30AM. When we got back to the parking lot is was almost full. Great weather with no clouds, but it was kinnda windy. This is now probably my favorite Gorge Hike.


outdoorgirl - Apr 15, 2006 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006

Wet Fun!  Sucess!

Even with the rain and some fog, what a great hike! Took the loop around the backside. I was up here last year also, only standing in snow at the top with a great view of the green valley below -pretty!

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Apr 5, 2006 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006

The Loop...  Sucess!

Did this one with my Mazama BCEP team as a conditioner. Third time up this year. Finally a view at the top.


LCannon - Feb 27, 2006 4:45 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Since 1990

I've climbed this many times usually with my sister Julie, the first time was and we did the long loop hike. I've even taken my girls in 2000 when my youngest was 4 years old. She made it all the way to the top, but we came down the shorter way we had come up, she'd had enough hiking for one day. I've been again just this last summer with my daughter who is now 10, played in the waterfalls and took a lot of photos. I hope to do this one again soon.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jan 30, 2006 9:01 am

Route Climbed: "More Difficult" loop Date Climbed: January 28th 2006  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite Gorge hikes. It's close to home, fast, and has lots of variety. I came up here last Saturday and then again this past Saturday. Both days were just about the rainiest I've ever seen. No views = no pics. Oh well...still my favorite!


Koohnavard - Jan 16, 2006 12:36 pm

Date Climbed: August 1992  Sucess!

My dad and I hiked this together. What a great day!


Tnarg - Jan 15, 2006 10:55 am

Route Climbed: Hamilton Mt Trail Date Climbed: Too many to list!  Sucess!

Probably my favorite hikes in the Gorge! The little climbers trail that hugs the cliff face is probably the most interesting ascent route. Outstanding views!

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