Mount Adams Climber's Log

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Ascent  Sucess!

South Spur Route

DrGonzo

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.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1995

Dog Route  Sucess!

Horrible, horrible approach road for a Honda hatchback. Otherwise this route is a walk.

ssbclimber

ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 2:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Mt Adams  Sucess!

Long trek with two nights on the mountain with Todd James. Camped at the lunchbox. More taxing than I thought it'd be.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 5, 2011 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

South Spur  Sucess!

Good ski on the south side

funkstuf

funkstuf - Sep 27, 2011 4:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Adams 2011  Sucess!

Took my friend up the south spur for his first summit. Camped at Lunch Counter. It was beautiful but then there was a cloud on top. We went up anyway and it was still fun. Here's a six minute video with some fun music and scenery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afXb9SSwNi8&feature=related

funkstuf

funkstuf - Sep 27, 2011 4:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

spacey solo climb.  Sucess!

Great one day hike. Left the parking lot at 2:50 am, got to summit around 8:30 and hung out because it was so nice up there. Back to the car about 1:20 pm.

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