Mount Adams Climber's Log

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Dundeel

Dundeel - Jul 8, 2008 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

South Climb  Sucess!

Snow from just above the TH. Lots of melted out tent sites and running water available at Lunch Counter. Visibility was limited on the 6th due to California forest fire smoke.
Made a 5am start from Lunch Counter with crampons. Smoke had blown away and the view was excellent once the sun came up. Reached the summit shortly after 10. Wind at Pikers Peak was 25 to 30 and on the summit, 40+. It took us 3 hours to climb to Pikers Peak and 20 minutes to glissade back down.
Finished off with a great meal at KJ's Bear Creek Cafe in Trout Lake.

marauders - Jul 5, 2008 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

South Spur  Sucess!

Wanted to climb the Mazama Glacier, but the road to the trailhead was still blocked by snow 3.5 miles out from the trailhead. Adding that additional 7 miles round trip to the route was simply out of our league for a single push on the route. The forest service was simply waiting for the snow to melt with no plans to clear the road, so we went up there and in 4 hours cleared the snow and trees from the road, it was awesome! It turned out a youth survival group had just had a team member blow out his knee and was immobile at the trailhead. We arrived in our cars, and they were dumbfounded and emotional to realize they weren't going to have to carry him all the way down the mountain road. Great experience.

We didn't have the strength to do a single push for the Mazama Glacier route any longer, so we did a single push on the South Spur. The terrain is simple and easy, and not quite the Cascade experience we wanted, but hey the mountain was beautiful and we summited, plus the glissades are fun. We'll be back again someday.

dannotti - Jun 16, 2008 12:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Great Climb  Sucess!

Climbed via Mazama glacier. Great weather and views past Rainer. Great base camp at base of the Mazama glacier

Jordan11

Jordan11 - May 28, 2008 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

South Spur  Sucess!

Great work out, but awfully long for one day. We passed many people who had opted to not wear crampons. I would recommend them. Fantastic glissade off the top.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1977

South Spur  Sucess!

Nice climb. Beautiful high camp. Not difficult at all.

BKW

BKW - Apr 4, 2008 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

South Spur  Sucess!

Good climb, good times. Forgot gloves. The glissade chute was about 7 feet deep off of the false summit.

Craig Nielsen

Craig Nielsen - Mar 29, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

South Spur  Sucess!

Overnight Solo -sweet climb.

snowflake

snowflake - Mar 21, 2008 3:56 pm

South Spur  Sucess!

Went with a couple friends. Progress was so fast we just dumped the camping gear halfway up and tagged the summit. Wish I knew how to ski back then.

dswink

dswink - Mar 10, 2008 2:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

South Spur on the Fourth  Sucess!

Pleasant climb. Found a poor tiny mouse on the summit. He must have hitchhiked up in a pack.

ZachLuchsinger

ZachLuchsinger - Mar 6, 2008 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Awesome Mt.  Sucess!

This was an awesome hike. When we hiked there was still lots of snow, and we were constantly taking our cramp-ons off and on again. That really slowed us down. But the view from the top is worth it ten fold.

RyanTaro76 - Mar 5, 2008 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1998

From Cold Springs TH  Sucess!

This is my tallest cascade summit. It got warm, there were tons of people, one of whom dislodged a boulder which shot down the fall line near Pikers Peak. Summit view was awesome, and Im glad the drive to Cold Springs was done in a rental car. It was a creek bed more than a road. As it should be.

morrison_ryan

morrison_ryan - Feb 3, 2008 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Great One Day Climb  Sucess!

On July 3rd my wife and I decided to spend the 4th climbing Adams. We had climbed the peak a few years earlier, but had camped at the Lunch Counter on the first day. This time we did the climb in one day. Great climb!

jef80

jef80 - Jan 20, 2008 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Mazama Glacier  Sucess!

Awsome climb with a great bunch of people

burningthebushes

burningthebushes - Jan 6, 2008 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

be back for lunch  Sucess!

standard south climb. the glissade line was well developed.
4am start and back at 11. Awesome views of Hood at sunrise.

jeffryrocksu

jeffryrocksu - Jan 1, 2008 1:44 am

SOUTH SPUR  Sucess!

CLIMED SOUTH SPUR 2 TIMES AND MAZAMA 1 TIME FUN MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB AND THE SLIDE BACK DOWN

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Dec 27, 2007 4:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2004

Done...  Sucess!

.Climbed solo up the West Ridge as a day hike. Nice exposure.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 7, 2007 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1983

South Spur in 1983  Sucess!

Second summit attempt, the first ending at the false
summit a week prior. The snowpack was incredible. Camped
IN the snow at Timberline; Devils Half Acre was a breeze.
Reached the Lunch Counter at lunchtime. The snow was
stable and easy to walk on. Mt. St. Helen's lava dome
was still steaming from the May 1980 eruption. Awesome!

Doehle

Doehle - Sep 14, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

South Spur  Sucess!

Got to 8000ft the first night, all in the dark. Summit day was great with wonderful visiblity.

mkpatrick

mkpatrick - Sep 14, 2007 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

Mount Adams South Spur  Sucess!

Two day climb up the south spur. Camped east of the lunch counter. More scree and boulders made for slower going than I expected, guess thats what I get for going in Sept. Summited around 0930, strong winds, probably 40-50 mph. Good times.

NickyP - Aug 29, 2007 4:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

South Climb  Sucess!

Great day to climb with excellent weather. Had a miserable wet slog coming off the mountain but well worth it.

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