Lassen Peak Climber's Log

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cascadetraveler - Jan 25, 2006 10:43 pm

Route Climbed: standard route. Date Climbed: july 8th 2005.  Sucess!

Mt lassen was the very first snow peak I ever climbed and twenty years later i am back. It was a heavy snow year in northern california. I began my adventure by scrambling along the ridgeline between Mt diller and the eagles nest. I was gazing up at lassen admiring her beauty. The park still caught in a snowy inbrace. As the sun went down I anticipated my hike up the mountain in the morning. I set out at six in the morning with just my walking sticks. I was just treating this like a hike. I found out rather quickly that at this time of the morning lest I forget, the snow is still frozen. I wasn't going to turn around It's just a hike. It was pretty slick going but not that steep. the sun Had melted out large sections of trail about midway up the mountain . Towards the summit area the trail begins a traverse out onto the sloping scree field. It was here that my ice ax would have been handy but nooo this was just a hike. I enjoyed a scramble up a 3rd class variation to the summit. The dacite plug of the summit pinnacle is nice and solid. I found a spot out of the wind and enjoyed the views and some lunch .


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 9:01 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 28, 1995  Sucess!

Very easy hike but geologically interesting area. Lots of snow late in the year.


Chisholm - Nov 24, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Summit Trail Date Climbed: 11/22/2005  Sucess!

First summit! 17 miles round trip from The SW walk-in campground. In perfect weather.


emilie - Nov 11, 2005 7:34 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Hiking Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

I tired my girlfriends out the day before with an *accidental* 20 mile hike. Had to do this one alone. ;-)


kpiljay - Oct 27, 2005 11:15 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

Very hot in the sun on the way up. Snow in the crater - had lunch there.


rocketsredglare - Oct 26, 2005 8:34 pm

Route Climbed: Regular Date Climbed: 2004  Sucess!

Great mountain for beginners to get a taste of altitude. Quick up down and just a mountain to keep the legs and mind in mountain mode

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 14, 2005 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

A nice hike and a chance to experience another one of the cascade volcanoes. While not as difficult at it's relatives to the north, Lassen is still an amazing peak with awesome geologic features in the park below and amazing views off the summit. A little on snow hiking is required near the summit but nothing technical.


James_W - Oct 4, 2005 9:56 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July, 2005  Sucess!

Took normal trail to summit area. Climbed class 3 variation to the top. Nice peak with great views. Would have been too easy following class 1 route to the top.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 27, 2005 10:36 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 20, 1999  Sucess!

My wife Katie and I hiked here on a beautiful day that yielded great views of Mount Shasta. This was a beautiful but crowded hike, and we had to share the summit with some "take the urban kids to the mountains" group that left lunch trash all over the place up there. At least the leaders took charge of cleaning up after we pointed the mess out (as the chief slobs headed down the trail).


alpspitze - Sep 9, 2005 3:25 pm

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!

After hiking Mt Shasta the day before, this was a walk in the park.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 2, 2005 2:26 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge/Face Date Climbed: June 14 2005  Sucess!

My first AT trip. Skied about half way up the S Ridge until my fledgling skills ran out of steam and then hiked the rest on soft snow. Retrieved skis, traversed across and skied down the S Face. Perfect weather. Good route to cut my teeth on.


cthomson - Aug 24, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 17, 2005  Sucess!

Me, my wife and our 8 month old son made the hike up a day after hiking Brokeoff Mt. Were worried about altitude sickness with our son, but never had a problem with it. Was a very easy climb.


breadbox - Aug 22, 2005 1:42 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Winter 2003/4  Sucess!

I carried a couch to the summit so I'd have somewhere to eat my lunch before skiing back down. haha! Go Goats!


starship_jen - Aug 4, 2005 11:28 pm

Route Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 26, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb! Super view from the top including a snow-capped Mt. Shasta. Beautiful!


salad - Aug 2, 2005 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!

Hiked this with my wife (gf at the time) back in 97. Was the first road trip we took in the Westie. Good times.


colinr - Jul 27, 2005 4:59 am

Route Climbed: Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

It was great to feel on top of the world when we reached the peak and to relive old times by hiking Lassen with my brother for the first time in years. I have done this hike several times, but always enjoy it.


Dunk - Jul 23, 2005 8:27 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

Did a quick sprint to the top, views were obscured by forest fire smoke in the area.


GeorgiaPNUT - Jul 7, 2005 12:11 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

My friend Stephen and I summited in a few hours and I bagged my first "I need an ice axe and crampons" mountain.


MarieP - Jun 17, 2005 1:25 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

Almost white out conditions on the summit, lots of fun glissading down!

leedog12 - Jun 12, 2005 3:16 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: June 8th, 2005  Sucess!

What a cloudy, rainy and snowy day. Wish I could have actually seen this cool little mountain. The park is really beautiful with lots of snow, way more snow than we have had in the Oregon Cascades this year. Didn't follow the trail at all, in fact I couldn't even see it. Went straight up the moderately steep snow slope, through some loose boulder fields and finally scrambled on some really cool 3rd class rock below the summit. Nice mixed snow climb with some non-exposed scrambling. Cool summit rock features with a strange looking tower at the top. Ran and glissaded all the way back down for a round trip time of 3 hours. Lassen proved to be a worthwhile side trip on my way to Mt. Shasta.

I highly recommend you climb this peak early season on snow which is way more interesting than any tourist trail!!

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