Mount Adams Climber's Log

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Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Feb 23, 2006 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1986

Route Climbed: Mazama Glacier  Sucess!

A wonderful mountain. A very different volcano, on the dry side of the Cascades. Gives it a much different feel and character.


Oregon-Climber - Feb 11, 2006 12:46 am

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

Another beuityful day on adams. Camped out on the LUnch Counter. Made an early summit bid. Clear sjys revealed Hood, Reineer and Sisters.


Oregon-Climber - Feb 11, 2006 12:45 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: Spring 2003`  Sucess!

This was the first mountain I eve summited. Ever since then I've been addicted to the high altitude and thin air!


Alpine72 - Feb 8, 2006 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: South Date Climbed: late summer 04  Sucess!

Soled this spur of the moment having drove down from B.C hoping to see St Helens erupt. Unfortunatley it did so the day before,and as I was driving home so missed it on either side of my visit.

Traipser - Feb 1, 2006 4:42 am

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

This was my first big solo climb. My crew did it a week earlier and after hearing their stories, I just had to make the trek myself. I was the only one to summit that day. Visibility was really bad. It was a hard last two hours but worth it to stand on top!


cascadetraveler - Jan 20, 2006 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: south spur. Date Climbed: july 10th 2004.  Sucess!

What an awsome mountain! We withstood a stormy night and began are climb at 1:00 am under a star studded sky. We climbed up the crescent glacier to the lunch counter. We Set wands as we wanted to be prepared for the worst. The worst never came. The climb up suksdorf ridge went perfect. The walk across the caldera to the summit was longer than I anticipated and the summit was colder than a witches Tit ! It was one of the most crisp clear views I have ever enjoyed. Mt rainer was majestic and beckoning, as well as mount hood to the south. I look forward to a return trip soon. I did glissade down the entire suks dorf ridge. WHoaa!


Koohnavard - Jan 16, 2006 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 1994  Sucess!

My buddy Scott and I did this the weekend we graduated from High School. Awesome! Can't think of a better way to celebrate graduation.


e-doc - Dec 31, 2005 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

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

Another big hill. Camped on Crescent glacier. Fourth (of six) straight day of outstanding weather. Summitted Hood June 18, St Helens June 22. Its amazing, what takes 2 hours to hike up (south spur) takes considerably less time and effort to go down.

setrent - Dec 21, 2005 10:58 pm

Route Climbed: Adams Glacier Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

An interesting route on a big mountian.


glimmert - Dec 20, 2005 11:20 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: 7/?/1983  Sucess!

Fun first summit and a great day!


B-Grooms - Nov 21, 2005 1:05 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 7

July 7th, clear beautiful day. Headed up with two other guys and camped out at 9,000 feet, got up at 4:30AM on the 8th to summit, but was turned back due to high winds and storm cell moving in. Tried to wait out the storm for 2 hours but conditions became worse so we headed back.


mandrake - Oct 31, 2005 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 26, 2003  Sucess!

Camped up to the west of the Crescent Glacier -- gorgeous climb and great glissading.


yunaitedo - Oct 31, 2005 2:52 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: Sept 18-19, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first big summit on a snow covered peak. Awesome!

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 14, 2005 5:00 pm

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

A very fun climb up the south side. I rode a snowboard down it was a rush! The views of Rainier were amazing from up there. It seems so close.

esullender - Sep 16, 2005 1:40 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 16-17, 2005  Sucess!

Fun camping at the lunch counter, a not too windy summit and an amazing glissade made for a great climb. Crowded, but an early start and steady pace kept us in front of the pack.


millsb40 - Sep 9, 2005 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: September 6th, 2005  Sucess!

There was not a lot of snow left, a bit above the lunch counter. We were the only ones camped at the lunch counter and the only ones on the summit before noon. It took 4 hours to get to the lunch counter and 3 to get to the summit from there. This hike is longer than "only 5.7 miles" (my GPS read 7.4 miles, which I believe). Definately gets a little cool at night once you get into September.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 4:03 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 15, 2005  Sucess!

Started out at 1 am, summit at 7:30 am. Got a bit off track at the last cairn in timberline and had to battle quite a bit of loose talus and scree to get to the connecting ridge to the Lunch Counter. The wind was howling with gusts at 50 mph at the lunch counter. Saw quite a few tents already pitched. As I started climbing the snow slope when the sun came out, the wind stole my glacier goggles high on the mountain. With clear blue skies, the climb was great, but concerning because of the bright snow. Saw a large group of 12 teenage girls on a rope being led down the summit - big smiles on everyones faces! At the summit a group of real nice guys let me borrow a pair of goggles to get back to the car. The climb itself isn't difficult, just long. The views from everywhere are incredible though, and the glissade from Piker's Peak to the Lunch Counter was the best I've ever had. Soft snow to cleave into, and long continuous tracks made for plenty of butt sliding action! Back to the car by 11 am.


brother - Sep 4, 2005 2:27 am

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Left parking lot at 4:30 PM on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. slept out at ca.9300 ft and left for summit at 4:15 AM. Excellent snow for cramponing, to the top and down before the small herd of summiters made it up pikers. a great day to be out!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 2, 2005 12:36 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: July 20 2005  Sucess!

Camped at Lunch Counter the previous evening enjoying the humming birds doing their thing even on the sparse flowers to be found up there. Had the whole mountain to ourselves. Left camp at 5.30 and summited at 9.40. Perfect snow condtions for cramponing. Bit windy to linger too long on top. Great views in all directions with even Baker peeping above the far northern horizon. Still icy when we left the summit, so cramponed back to Pikers. Looked over the edge of the slope to see a line of folk heading up. Solitude lost!! Snow now soft enough to glissade, so 20 mins to reverse what it took us 3 hours to climb. Leisurely lunch back at Lunch Counter (is that why they call it that?) and back at the car at 4.15pm. Great trip.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Aug 17, 2005 8:38 pm

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005  Sucess!

Another nice climb. Wanted a closer look at some crevasses so I ventured out a short distance onto the glacier to the east. Got some fairly nice photos. Snow on the way up was icy in the morning but absolutely perfect for glissading by about 11am. This was one of if not the best glissades I ever had (down to the Lunch Counter). Loads of fun! Weather was great. Not a cloud in the sky and just a cool breeze to help cool you down (the day prior clouds obscurred the summit). Camped in a pleasant sheltered area well below the Crescent Glacier among some short trees at around treeline. This worked quite well though would probably have been a little simpler as a dayhike.

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