Camped a little below the lunch counter next to the snowfield. Glissading was fun but I hit a couple rocks.
Climbed with a couple of first time partners, including this guy, Scott Haines (cover climber). We camped at lunch counter on Saturday night and delighted (or annoyed...) our fellow campers with a backpacking guitar I packed up. Summited Adams on Sunday with about 100 others and glissades down. Long glissade, but the surface was a little too gnarled to be super fun. Still, it was a fun although tiring trip.
Good trip with lots of sun. Slept at lunch counter, lots of rocks and gravel to cross but still great glissading from pikers peak.
Went up with three friends as a break from summer school even though I had a Organic Chemistry mid-term two days later. It took us longer than we thought (8 hours to the summit from Cold Springs) because we were out of shape. The glissade down was awesome and the last one below the lunch counter gave us the biggest thrill of the day.
Climbed the S. Rib car-to-car in about 11 hours. Snow fields below the lunch counter were low angle enough to climb without crampons, but the snow was very firm for the entire ascent. Crampons were needed for the snowfield above the counter.
After climbing the route, I rounded the false summit and a big lenticular was formed up on the main summit. I traversed into it, over to the saddle between the two summits. Visibility was pretty poor, I waited for about 15 min. before deciding that climbing and descending the last couple hundred feet of crappy scree in poor visibility didn't sound like much fun, and I wouldn't be able to see anything from the main summit anyway. This was close enough for me.
Went with a Mazamas group. Camped short of the lunch counter. Great weather. Had a great glissade down from Pikers Peak to the lunch counter, what took 2 hours up was 5 minutes back down!
This trip got me hooked on the mountains. My brother Doug convinced me to try my first scramble/climb.
Windy day kept the hot temperatures down. Skied down the south-west chutes of Pikers Peak. Excellent snow conditions that day, suncups were no issue. Long hike back from the end of snow to Cold Springs Campground.
Started out at Cold Springs at 6am with ski on our backs and 66 degree temp. Soft snow the whole way with no need for crampons or ice axe. Passed a large group of women who are cancer survivors (good job if you are one of them). Tagged the Summit at 12:30 and enjoyed a near windless sunny day. Skiied from the summit to the plateau and then down the SW Chutes. Great day had by all.
My first ascent of a snow/ice covered mountain. Fantastic experience, even if it took us far longer than it should have!
Camped in one of the many rock shelters along the route. The glissading was too much fun.
Great climb with great glissading
We were able to park at the Cold Springs CG. Hiked up to The Lunch Counter for a clear but windy bivy. Beautiful St. Helens sunset. Headed to the summit at 5:00am. 30 mph+ sustained winds at the false summit. Tagged the summit at 8:30am. Calm and sunny. Clear north, and hazy south. Clouds wrapped around the mountain by the time we got back to camp. All in all...Great Climb!
The road is covered in snow six miles from the trailhead. My brother, and I hiked to the lunch table Saturday, and summited Sunday the 21. We had rain going in, and out at lower elevations. This was the first time my we had been able to climb a mountain together in several years. Good Trip!
Beautiful weekend, perfect for a spontaneous trip to the top of this glorious and massive mountain. Of all the peaks in the area, I always liked Adams the best. Shrouded in the mystery of the surrounding hills, it seems afraid of the spotlight afforded its more prominent siblings... We arrived late Saturday at Cold Springs, and set out early for the Southern Spur with nothing but Gore-Tex and Vibram. Luckily for us, thanks to (what I remember as) an unseasonably warm day, glissading was sub-optimal anyway and we didn't miss our ice axes at all. Solitude is something one can rarely find on the popular Cascade routes, and it was no exception at the summit. One of these days someone has got to convert the summit shack into a bar and get the party started... Cloudless sky and endless views, what more can you ask for?
Solo climb, lazy start in the day, windy at night resting on the granite slabs, advise to stay on highway to get there quicker, and to do Beacon tower on the way back to Interstate 5 to stay awake!
Great 2-day solo hike up the standard route. Hot down low, with clear skies both days 60-80 mph wind on top... crampons crapped out down low on the snowfield, ended up hoofing up the loose rock most of the way up. Lots of dust, wind, beauty.
second attempt on this summit. a great solo climb in eight hours round trip. had two extra approach miles the weekend before. it's amazing what seven days of sun will do.
A wonderful mountain. A very different volcano, on the dry side of the Cascades. Gives it a much different feel and character.
Another beuityful day on adams. Camped out on the LUnch Counter. Made an early summit bid. Clear sjys revealed Hood, Reineer and Sisters.