South Spur again. Snow storm blew in and made visability horrible. We bailed out after weathering a restless night on the Lunch Counter. Fun time though. I found the experience to be a great reminder of how sudden a storm can change the dynamics of a climb, any time of year.
South Spur again one year later. All of 4 of us were successful! Went and explored Mazama Glacier a bit.
South Spur Route 2004 An inspiring experience. A magical place.
Long but fun climb. An early start put us on the summit before clouds rolled in. Felt bad for people still hiking up into the soup. Unfortunately the glissade track was too icy for a comfortable descent.
Took an overnight trip up the south spur by myself.
long approach since we couldn't drive to the trailhead. did the adams gl. route. greeted by falling seracs at the start right next to us, we decided to climb fast and never stopped to drink or eat (very dumb not to drink)but had it all to ourselves.
Up the South Spur in one push from the car. We left Seattle at 9PM, got to the TH by 2 and was at the top by noon I think? I cant remember, it was a while back. It was fun, the glissade is KILLER!
Awesome ride. A bit icy at the top.
First climbing experience! Decided Sunday that i wanted to climb adma's and so i bought an ice axe and crampons monday in hood river, and then soloed tuesday. Camped at cold springs, left at 6 a.m. and then summited at 11:30 a.m. Amazing weather and glassaiding on the way down was awesome. Fun climb!
I had a perfect solo one-day-hike/climb to the summit of Mount Adams. Started at 7a.m. from Coldsprings Campground and reached the summit at 1:30p.m.. The weather was very good all the time, but on the summit it became a little bit cloudy and the view was not too exciting. I had crampons and I was happy to have them; saw a lot of people climbing with inadequate shoes and clothes :-(
Nevertheless, a great tour on a great day.
Came back to the campground at 4p.m.
Went with a group of four. Two were first-time climbers. We experienced quickly changing conditions, including snow, sleet, thick heavy white-out conditions, and beautiful blue skies. The trip was mostly about getting some experience for the newbies, and we accomplished that. Summit would have been nice, but we didn't play our cards right and missed our window. Turned around at 11K at noon in white-out conditions. Ended up assisting a disoriented climber find way back to camp. Fun trip!
Summited twice in July and August of 2005.
One OSAT team went up the South Spur, while another team of 12 did the Mazama. We met on the top. It is my only Adams summit, so I'm probably one of a small percent of climbers who have summmited Adams but never gone up the SS. Fabulous, world class glassade down the upper part of the SSpur before traversing back to the glacier to retrieve our camping gear.
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!