Monitor Ridge Climber's Log

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nicozone - Sep 13, 2013 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2013

Farewell to Grandfather  Sucess!

We originally wanted to take a few newbie climbers for their first summit, but every of them bailed at the last minute due to anxiety or scheduling. My regular climbing partner and I went up and back in 5 hours 25 minutes to see how fast we could push ourselves. He also brought his grandfather's ashes to the summit for a quick memorial and release onto the flanks of the mountain; his grandfather last summited Mt. St. Helens in the late 1970's, and was unable to return for a post-eruption summit.


nicozone - May 2, 2012 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Last Climbers of the Day  Sucess!

We were originally planning on camping along the trail so that a friend of ours could take his time and make the summit (this was his first attempt at an actual "mountain"), but he had to drop out at the first boulder field. We left him to prepare camp while we gambled at a chance to make the summit before it got dark. We made the summit at 4:30pm and saw the sun go down as we hiked back to camp. Amazing weekend trip!


blakemj33 - Dec 25, 2011 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Climb On!  Sucess!

Make sure to bring a snowboard! Leave early because the snow gets sticky pretty quick in the summer.


rayw - Jan 20, 2011 3:38 pm

fun day

went up with the scouts and had a great day

C Wenker

C Wenker - Jan 25, 2010 5:47 pm

Day hike  Sucess!

Summer 2006.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jan 3, 2010 9:25 pm

In winter  Sucess!

This route is even more of a challenge in the winter when you skin up the road to climbers bivouac. Especially as you have to dodge the slednecks as the come whizzing by you a great speed, leaving you choking in their two stroke exhaust.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2009

Part I of the triple crown (Helens, Adams, Hood)  Sucess!

Sure wish I had brough skis!!!!


Hotoven - Jun 24, 2009 9:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2000

First Volcano!  Sucess!

This was a fun hiking being my first volcano and all. I ran up the last steep section, I was blown out after that!


gimpilator - Feb 24, 2009 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008

Surprisingly Little Snow  Sucess!

This was a wonderful trip with fellow OSAT members. Literally a day-dream come true. See the trip report with photos.


BCJ - Oct 4, 2008 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2001

Fun  Sucess!

Fun climb, lots of people, and beautiful views from the rim.


Redwic - Sep 2, 2008 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

A Solid Workout With A Big Payoff...  Sucess!

Because I share the same birthday (May 18) as Mount Saint Helens' most famous eruption, although I was exactly three years old when the eruption occurred, I had always wanted to summit the mountain. This has to be the rockiest and sandiest (or should I say "ashiest"?) route I have ever climbed up a mountain, so far. Gorgeous day with spectacular scenery. Looking into the crater, and seeing the devastation of the 1980 eruption up-close, makes the entire trip worth it. Great views of all the nearby volcanoes and other peaks.

Rob Ricks

Rob Ricks - May 21, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004

Stormy conditions

Interesting little train-up effort. Really foul weather kept us from making the true summit. Probably a better early season climb.


lalpinist - May 19, 2008 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008

Too Windy

We camped the night before in the rain. There were periods of blue skies, but the wind above 5,000 feet was relentless and it was clearly stormy at the summit.


Baarb - Jun 20, 2007 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007

Lovely jubbly  Sucess!

Took this route as a first timer, cloudy at first but then pooped out above the mist and beautiful all the ways to the top.


Aeldrin - May 22, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2004

Climbed up several times  Sucess!

I've climbed up this route a few times ... usually on mother's day, but other times as well.

JJ - May 13, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2001

Route Climbed: Monitor Ridge Date Climbed: June 20th, 2001  Sucess!

A long, slow, slog up a mountainside full of slush. Weather was clear and hot. Really impressive when you reach the summit and see the destruction caused by the eruption and the power of mother nature.

esullender - Jul 23, 2006 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Day 2  Sucess!

Here's my TR:

2skinners - Apr 10, 2006 9:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004

Climbed with my nephew  Sucess!

Did this one the day before it was shut down. Guess I have that effect.

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