Mount Adams Climber's Log

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cbeats - Jul 30, 2012 10:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

South Spur Route  Sucess!

Second try after turning around in a white-out w/ 40mph winds earlier in the week.


Arkitekt - Jul 30, 2012 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

First Volcano  Sucess!

Camped at Lunch Counter and hit the summit at about 8am.


pingzingr - Jul 29, 2012 2:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Good day  Sucess!

Beautiful two days up on the mountain with a couple hundred others.


sbkelley - Jul 25, 2012 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

South Spur  Sucess!

Long day, but we made good progress up and summitted in about 4.5 hours from the TH. Wish I could tell you what the last 2,000' of the climb looked like, but it was pea-soup cloudy up there. Glissade lived up to the hype


lutty11 - Jul 16, 2012 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Adams Glacier  Sucess!

Challenging yet rewarding, only ones on mountain! With Gcap and Vertigo soul.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Jul 16, 2012 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Adams Glacier  Sucess!

Navigated the somewhat confusing Adams Glacier with 2 great partners - G-Love and Lutty. Great route, but right side was totally out and instead we zig-zagged our way up the middle of the glacier. Had the peak to ourselves and weather was again perfect!

MAero - Jul 15, 2012 1:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

First volcano  Sucess!

One-day ascent on the South Spur. Started from Cold Springs about 1:30. Lunch Counter to Piker's was icy early in the morning. We waited on top for an hour or two for the sun to come out and make conditions passable for the excellent glissade.

ape - Jun 21, 2012 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

south spur, my first Cascades summit  Sucess!

Perfect conditions on the South Spur. A friend and I camped around 6500'. Lots of post holing, especially past Piker's Peak. Stunning views of Hood and Rainier from the summit. Glissaded most of Piker's.

D Watson

D Watson - May 28, 2012 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010

My backyard mountain  Sucess!

Ski descent with Walter Burkhardt


MichaelWW - May 28, 2012 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011

'Winter Route' in August!  Sucess!

Success on our second attempt! Climbed with James Robinson and this was a five star trip all around.

Because of the heavy snowfall in the cascades in 2010/2011 (200%+ of normal), everyone we talked to on the south side was using the 'winter route', which runs to the east of the Crescent Glacier instead of just to the west.

I put my clinometer on multiple spots going up to Pikers peak and it consistently read in the low 40s for incline angle, not 30 degrees as stated.

The summit was amazing, but the glissade down from Pikers was easily the most fun part! So fast too!


sgiles - Apr 13, 2012 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

South walk up  Sucess!

Fun climb, awesome glisading! The south walk up route is perfect for getting in shape for bigger climbs

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Mar 19, 2012 2:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Glissade  Sucess!

Great climb. Crampons were mandatory this late in the season. Awesome glissade down from Pikers Peak!


OWilderness - Mar 13, 2012 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

Fun Climb, Awesome Descent  Sucess!

Fun easy climb, massive glissade on the way down!


Cal - Feb 22, 2012 2:30 am

Many times  Sucess!

Glissade off south side is wonderful. Tried going up the Mazama glacier one year and turned around for deteriorating conditions (too much rolling rock) as it gets hot early and this was a hot year. Trouble is, RTM trail was still snow-covered which made for hard approach while the glacier was melted to hell. I think the East side, therefor, is better to do in winter. Will try the North side next time.

mattwagner58 - Feb 6, 2012 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

My first cascade volcano!  Sucess!

My most strenuous summit to date. Loooooooong climb from the lunch counter. Beautiful day.


santanoni - Jan 12, 2012 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011

Lava Ridge, Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Probably the 2 most beautiful days I have spent on a mountain. Not a very commonly used route, but it was fun, isolated, with incredible views. Bivied at 8000 ft on the lava glacier moraine and was rewarded with a great sunset and sunrise.

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Dec 29, 2011 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

Mount Adams  Sucess!

really fun mountain with amazing views.


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

First Ascent  Sucess!

South Spur Route


DrGonzo - Nov 23, 2011 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

First Solo climb  Sucess!

I climbed Adams for my first solo climb. I got my camp set up at the lunch counter, and headed for the summit at about 2 the following morning. I did not encounter any major problems, got to the summit and kicked it for a bit, taking in the view. Stayed at the lunch counter for two more nights... I had a family of Mt. Goats that frequented my camp area. Headed back down. Pretty straightforward but rewarding trip! I'd like to try a different route than the standard south route...

armstrongclimber - Nov 2, 2011 11:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

First Glaciated Peak  Sucess!

First glaciated peak!!! Did this one in 2 days with friends from my scout troop. Hiked in all of our stuff up to lunch counter where we spent the night. Then woke up to lightning storms at 4 am so we didn't get climbing until around 9. Lightning struck 100 yards from my tent. We then dashed up to the summit, took some pictures and then had a long hike down. Because of our late start, we didn't get down until around 6 or 7.

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