Mount Adams Climber's Log

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Darren9 - Jul 15, 2015 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

Stormy Monday Couloir  Sucess!

Made a one day ascent from Killen Creek. We are part of the Sierra Mountaineering Club from CA. We left at 2 am and were at the base of the route around 7am. First bit through crevasses and moderate snow was pretty simple. Rock was probably 4th class at the hardest, but loose. Exposure minimal. Last bit was steeper snow then about 2 pitches of alpine ice around 45 degrees. We gained the North Ridge around 11,700 and were standing on the summit at 12:30. We descended the North Ridge which was unpleasant, very loose and long, but still the best way off the mountain to the north. Fun route.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jul 2, 2015 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

South Spur Ski  Sucess!

Probably wasn't worth the extra 25 pounds of ski gear, but still an enjoyable climb with perfect weather. We camped at around 8000', just after the trail switched to snow. We left our skis at Pikers Peak before heading the summit. The top was surprisingly warm; I was wearing shorts at one point and didn't get cold. Glissaded/hiked down to about 10800' before putting on skis. Not perfect conditions, but still an awesome run. Hoping for more snow next year!

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jun 7, 2015 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Yay  Sucess!

Solo ascent via south spur, left at 430am, summit at 11:30, and back by 3pm. Cloudless day, amazing gliassading, loved it. Will be back with my skis next time!


skyler - May 6, 2015 9:48 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015

Summit  Sucess!

Climbed solo via the South Spur. Camped at the lunch counter. The weather was perfect for the 9am summit. Will do it again.


endo.the.timber - Apr 17, 2015 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2015

car to car  Sucess!

nice hike. Mazama route.

goleary - Jan 30, 2015 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

Beginners stupidity

This was my first attempt climbing a mountain and we decided to do it in one day. I didnĀ“t bring enough food or clothing for that matter and we did start towards the summit until around noon. Massive cloud system and electrical storm ended up turning us back less than 200 feet below the summit in the middle of the night. Definitely learned a lesson and will never do anything this stupid again.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jan 23, 2015 2:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

South Spur Route  Sucess!

Great two day climb with optimal weather; amazing glissade down from the false summit!


nlahue - Dec 9, 2014 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

Fantastic Views  Sucess!

South Spur Route, Camped at Lunch Counter the night of the 5th. Started about 3:30 am for the summit and summited around 7ish as the second group on the summit for the day. Had amazing views of Ranier, Helens, Hood, Jefferson and even the 3 Sisters.


Rkapman - Dec 1, 2014 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

South Spur  Sucess!

Started on the 11th camped up at the lunch counter, continued the following morning around 5am and made the summit around 9 am

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Sep 19, 2014 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

A beautiful day!  Sucess!

After picking up my permit that morning I didn't start hiking until 9:30, reached the summit at 3 pm, and back at parking at 6. Was a fun glissade in spots! South Spur route.

NSchweiger - Sep 8, 2014 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

South Spur  Sucess!

Great first snow climb.


Lenny72 - Aug 21, 2014 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

Long Day of Climbing on Mount Adams!  Sucess!

Camped at Cold Springs Campground and started up Trail #183. Nearly got nailed by a huge rock that came tumbling down the steep slope but got out of the way in time. Made it up to the summit and back to the campground in one long day. Strenuous going up but definitely worth the view from the top. Glissade down was quite fast and fun!


Fensterschlechter - Aug 16, 2014 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

Adams Glacier solo  Sucess!

3 day trip, 2 nights at High Camp. Mostly steep snow. Crevasse navigation had me climbing about 25' of water ice on the far right at about 10.5k'. Had gear but didn't use it there. Descended N Cleaver, found a rap station to get to a decent snow field around 10k'. Mosquitos were bloody awful below 7k'.

x83415 - Aug 13, 2014 2:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

South Spur  Sucess!

Warm weather and soft snow. Glissade down was fantastic!


lalpinist - Aug 12, 2014 1:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Glissade!  Sucess!

There is a nearly continuous 2,000-foot glissade from the false summit to lunchcounter.


yadahzoemtn - Aug 5, 2014 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

Best Ever Glissade  Sucess!

Wow this one is worth doing over and over and over again. Started early and did it in one push. Great glissade down.


Walkoutnow - Aug 1, 2014 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014

South Spur  Sucess!

Great weather both days we were on the mountain. We camped around 8900 ft with relative privacy. Tons of places to choose from, where people have worked hard to create rock shelters (much appreciated).Long snow slog up with varying snow conditions in the morning hours. Only wished we would have brought crampons instead of microspikes during that part. Other than that, a simple snow hike up. Great views from the top, and the best glissading ever - over 2500ft of it on the way down!

bb - Jul 26, 2014 1:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

solo  Sucess!

11 hrs car to car. South route


brihuang - Jul 18, 2014 7:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

South Side Snowboard  Sucess!

Solo 14 hour round trip from 830PM to 1030AM with a 2.5 hour rest/nap in between. Fun ride down and avoided the hottest part of the day!


DrGranola - Jul 17, 2014 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014

Warm but fun  Sucess!

Overnighted at the Lunch Counter which was very warm. Mild overnight temps and a light freeze made for punchy snow until just under Pikers where it was bullet proof. Enjoyable walk to the summit. First Cascade climb! Trip report

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