Mount Adams Climber's Log

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tmmpeterson - Jun 9, 2005 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: 7/20/04  Sucess!

I'd forgotten how quickly the approach can go if one has an 80's pop-song stuck in their head. we summitted around 6PM, after setting up camp at the Lunch Counters. A group of High School mountaineers summited in the new "Mountaineer Jordans" and "Levi soft-shell".

Pmercer - Jun 7, 2005 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: Mazama Glacier Date Climbed: May 30th, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome weather for the 3:40 am start up the Mazama. Reached the Summit around 11:00. What a great climb!!!. Two girls took our picture coming across to the south summit---would like copies of pics.

Scott Dusek

Scott Dusek - May 30, 2005 9:20 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Be carefull glissading, my poor pants!


sm176811 - May 26, 2005 5:22 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: 25 June 2004  Sucess!

Photos at

bds670 - May 24, 2005 11:04 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 6, 2002  Sucess!

Amazing day. Summited in 5.5 hrs from the trailhead. What a gilssade!


lidijagrazulis - May 15, 2005 1:25 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: June 20, 2004  Sucess!

Gorgeous day, great climb, phenomenal glissade!


roger3k - May 3, 2005 2:21 am

Route Climbed: South Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

Great LONG Day, no snow until Morrison Creek...

Still Truckin - Apr 19, 2005 4:00 pm

Route Climbed: Followed trail from parking lot on South side and bush whacked from there on. Date Climbed: 5 July 2003  Sucess!

Windy start, camped at the lunch counter and was almost blown off the mountain that night. Dawned a clear, bright and still morning, making for a great summit.


soslaw - Apr 18, 2005 1:26 pm

Route Climbed: S. Spur Date Climbed: May 6, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed with my climbing partner, Andre. Long approach as late April snows blocked road to trail head. Beautiful summit day with St. Helens, Hood and Rainier prominent. Longggg slog out.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 10:24 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: 8/26/01-8/27/01  Sucess!

My first climb up a big mountain. Climbed solo. I have been back to climb this route 3 more times in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

clleis - Mar 4, 2005 12:59 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Two day climb with friends from Ohio that took longer than we expected. Great views of Rainier, St. Helens, and Hood. The glissade was like riding down a bobsled chute.


mattcbh - Feb 11, 2005 3:25 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: 06/21/02  Sucess!

Day 1 Climbed to just below the false summit attempt and camped. Interesting enough found a clean stream of water. Lucky we had a filter with us. And yeah for not having to melt snow.

Day 2 Climbed to the summit and had a great time glisading.

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Feb 7, 2005 3:34 am

Route Climbed: south spur route Date Climbed: 29 august 2004  Sucess!

nice volcano, the fresh snow on the route allowed some long glissades on the hiking shoes...

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Feb 3, 2005 3:55 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Camped at Lunch Counter, suffered some altitude sickness. My first volcano climb - I was 15 at the time. Incredible views from the top, Rainier, Helens, Hood. Awesome glissade down!


velodurt - Jan 17, 2005 7:21 pm

Route Climbed: South Climb Date Climbed: August 19th,2004

This mountain really took me by surprise. It was my first mountain hike where I didn't reach the summit..just ran out of time. We had a late start and it got the best of us. The climb is amazing though..great scenery! I have a detailed trip report and lots of photos on my website Natural Born Hikers Enjoy.


onandupwards - Jan 11, 2005 8:58 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: August 3,2003  Sucess!

Summit ! Solo climb as a two day, lots of others on the mountain and good conditions. Cold and windy on the summit. This was my third try. First try as a one day climb in 2001 (bailed out for conditioning after my cutoff time) Second attempt was weathered off above lunch counter with a large group in 2002.

The view ! Camped at around 9,000 feet traversing to the SW from lunch counter to see the beautiful sunset and Mt St helens. 5 or 6 layers of different cloud types intermingled with the foothills and mountains. If you are climbing late season, consider a little extra traverse before selecting your camp site.


SummitQueen - Nov 24, 2004 10:57 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 30, 2004  Sucess!

Was my second summit of one of Washington state's volcanoes. Beautiful weather, couldn't have asked for a better set of days to climb. Kind of hot to start out with, but the weather soon milded out and was very pleasant. Wonderful views of the sunset at Lunch Counter (around 9000 ft.). Woke up around 5 am the next morning and climbed using crampons, snow was still hard. Perfect cramponing conditions. (One of my first times using crampons with that degree of slope). Reached the summit around lunch time - chilly, but very beautiful! The lookout that was abandoned a long time ago was half-exposed so I was able to stand on top of it and take a few pictures. Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson were visible to the south in Oregon state, while Mt. St. Helens was visible to the west, and of course, the majestic Mt. Rainier stood to the northeast. Great trip, wonderful photo opportunities. Good for a first year climb.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Sep 7, 2004 11:35 pm

Route Climbed: South side Date Climbed: Aug. 8th, 1998  Sucess!

This is one of the mountains I've looked up at nearly every clear day all my life and I finally decided to go up and give it a try.

I drove up to the parking area at the Cold Springs trailhead and bedded down for the night in the van. Got started about a half hour before sunrise and was treated to a great day - clear skies, no wind and temperature about 40.

I hit snow soon after the round-the-mountain trail junction so was glad I thought to wear wool socks with my trail running shoes.

Hit the summit in five hours flat finding no wind and fantastic views. Back down in 2 ½ hours.

Great mountain but surprisingly busy even for a Saturday.


dpingree - Aug 27, 2004 1:07 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: july 24, 2004  Sucess!

Started from Cold Springs Trail #183 around 5:45am and was on the summit by 11:45am.

The weather was very hot--I wore shorts and a tee all the way to the top. The snow was also very soft and crampons would have been useless. Plastic boots were optional from Lunch Counter.

Overall, a decent workout. The only bad part was the arduous drive from Seattle.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Aug 25, 2004 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: 20 August 2004  Sucess!

I got an ealry 3:30AM start from Coldsprings. Beautiful weather, climbed in shorts and T-shirt. All camp sites at the Lunch Counter are free of snow. Put on crampons at Lunch Counter. 2 bare patches before reaching Piker's Peak. Summitted by 9:45AM. Glissaded about 2,000 ft, where possible from Piker's Peak down to Lunch Counter. Warm in the afternoon returning to car.

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