Mount Adams Climber's Log

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utahjimk - Aug 11, 2021 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2021

via South Climb trailhead  Sucess!

tented 2 nights at Cold Springs campground. Beautiful weather for day of the climb. This is my consolation prize for an aborted attempt on Mount Rainier on 7 August.

goldbears - Aug 1, 2021 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2021

Drier than normal conditions  Sucess!

Breezy, cloudy, drizzly conditions up and down - felt really nice considering the recent heatwave! Left Lunch Counter at 4:00am and found all the snow portions up to Pikers Peak still slushy with A LOT more sections of scree than in previous late-July summits. Not too crowded for a Saturday summit, the weather might've turned more than a few away.


Coryroman - Jul 15, 2021 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2021

Perfect time of year!  Sucess!

hot at trailhead, and no snow on trail until just beneath lunch counter. had the place nearly to ourselves sunday night and even had a visit from a big mountain goat! hit the trail again for the summit climb at 5am monday with plenty of natural light - no need for a headlamp - and took exactly four hours to get to the summit. would have been easier at times with crampons, BUT, not worth the weight to carry them and mountaineering boots just for it. microspikes worked just fine. awesome glissade on the way down saved a ton of time. back at lunch counter lots of bugs harassed us until we packed up and left. final dusty slog back to car was longer than expected. - Jul 12, 2021 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2021

c2c summit  Sucess!

c2c summit - up in 7:15, 12 hours RT. Beautiful sunrise.

Rachid406 - May 16, 2021 9:56 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2021

SW Chutes Ski  Sucess!

Toured up to the summit then skied down via SW Chutes. A great first ascent for me! First 1000' of skiing were dicey coming off the summit, but I had great corn until 7500' in the chutes!


guerinak - May 12, 2021 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2021

SW Chutes  Sucess!

Epic bluebird spring ski via SW chutes with a nice little hike in to the trailhead making for a long but perfect day with Mike:)


mikekernan - Apr 26, 2021 9:28 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2021

Climbed the South Spur and then skied the Southwest Chutes  Sucess!

Climb and ski with G :)

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Woodie Hopper - Sep 10, 2020 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2020

South Climb Trail  Sucess!

Other than a little smoke from area fires, conditions were good. Warm, no wind. Added a couple miles trying to find the “best” trail with so many ways to ascend. Needed the spikes, plenty of ash and loose ragged volcanic rock requires patience! A little over 7 hrs RT.


Jowzynkyn - Jul 13, 2020 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2020

Mid July Climbing Bonanza  Sucess!

Around 50 people attempted or summitted over the weekend, start at Cold Springs camp at 5AM, 2 hour easy hike to Lunch Counter, 2 hours up moderate slope snow wall to Piker's Peak, decided to class 3 scramble the west boulder talus field . Continued to cross the large saddle and ascend the last ~600 feet with no crampons to the summit at 10AM, cold and windy. First to glissade from peak to Piker's, rough but fun! Car to car round Trip 10 hours, took my time glissading and rested. Beautiful sunny afternoon!


freedeep - Mar 25, 2020 8:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1986

Good practice day hike  Sucess!

Straightforward day hike to summit and back. Sulphur smell at the summit so still some geologic thermal activity. 3 foot tall sun cups, the tallest I have been amongst.

alexewhitney85 - Sep 12, 2019 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2019

South Spur Route  Sucess!

Climbed the South Spurt to summit after bivouacking at Lunch Counter. Good glissadde down from Piker's Peak


triyoda - Sep 11, 2019 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2019

South side slog  Sucess!

Good snow conditions, but this is a pretty long and boring walk. Glad to get the summit after failing on Adams Glacier a few years ago.


cascadescrambler - Aug 4, 2019 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1976

All in a day's work  Sucess!

Did it as a day climb - south slope. Nice glissade off false summit. First of several successful summits. Used to take pediatric residents up every year for several years, (did it in two days with them)


McCannster - Jul 8, 2019 8:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2019

via South Spur  Sucess!

About 8 hours car to car. Fun mountain, nice people.


scbeam - Jul 2, 2019 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2018

Mt. Adams ascent!  Sucess!

Awesome, great climb! Weather was perfect. Had a great climbing team!

dannydeckers - Jun 20, 2019 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2013

My first serious climb  Sucess!

Awesome hike. As I recall there was a pineapple just chillin on the summit

blaqueowl - Jun 19, 2019 9:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2018

South Climb  Sucess!

Great hike in the middle of a smoky fire season


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2019

South Climb  Sucess!

Great climb with near perfect conditions and a great summit view of all of the surrounding volcanoes. We stayed above the standard Lunch Counter area and let ourselves get a late start both days. We hit Pikers around noon and conditions were still a bit too hard for enjoyable glissading. Counted over 50 making the ascent around the same time - next time I'm bringing skis!


Judd97 - Jun 16, 2019 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2019

Solo Trip South Spur  Sucess!

Celebrated my birthday with a solo trip up the South Spur camping at lunch counter. Perfect weather and snow conditions, but a bit hot on the thermometer only dipping into the 50's at night with almost no wind. Summit was comfortable though. That climb up to Piker's is a real bear!


jm141302 - Jun 4, 2019 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2019

South Climb  Sucess!

Solo hike. Slept in my car at the South Climb trailhead Friday night, then left at 3:30am with clear skies. Stopped a couple times to put on sunscreen and crampons. Got to the top by 8:30am. Hung out at the top until 10:20, then hiked and glissasded back down. Got back to the car at 12:30 pm. The weather was perfect and it was busy. Well over 300 people, mostly skiers, on the mountain that day.

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