Mount Adams Climber's Log

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sierramtngoat - Jul 6, 2018 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2018

South Spur  Sucess!

Climbed with long time friend and partner Dave. We camped low at 8K' due to high winds, unstable weather and bitter cold. Summitted the next day and clear skies and little wind. Awesome views of Rainier, St. Helens, Hood, Jefferson, Sisters, etc. The glissade chute on the upper mountain (above Pikers) was unsafe. On pikers, the top 50' was marginally safe snow on top of ice, but the rest of the slide was epic. Temps increased significantly during day leaving the snow too soft to slide on.

Route Climbed: South Spur Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2002 Success!
Climbed this route with my buddies Brian and Becket. The weather was perfect, unlike a year before where we never even got out of the car because of the driving rain! Cool glissade chute on the upper mountain, deep and corniced; it was actually a tube in one spot. A clear and windless summit day.

Xander Culver - May 29, 2018 4:11 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Hike with the Boys  Sucess!

Enjoyed fantastic weather and great views on this relaxed climb.


seancau - Aug 24, 2017 3:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017

Great Views of Rainier & Hood  Sucess!

Started at 2am from Cold Springs, summited 7:15am via South Spur. Stunning view of Mount Rainier from the summit. The top few glissades were VERY icy & dangerous, it was perhaps too early in the day.


Harvest - Aug 15, 2017 3:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Mount Adams  Sucess!

* Ascent of South Spur 8-6-16. Summer conditions.

* Ascent of South Spur 7-6-17. Spring conditions.

* Ascent of Adams Glacier 7-16-17. Late season conditions. This is a tough route with lots of route finding.


live4hills - Aug 7, 2017 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

Beautiful Climb  Sucess!

Spent night at Lunch Counter. Saw a few Mt goats. Most beautiful sunset. Up and summit by 0700. Glissade down = awesome.


Mooner - Jun 10, 2017 12:12 am

Up I Go

6/05/17 Climbed in a day. 6 hrs to summit and skied down the SW Chutes on perfect corn. Back to car 2hrs 15 mins.


rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2015

Adams  Sucess!

South Spur with TM and MO. Found the summit under thick clouds and light snow. The summit cabin was fully uncovered.

Young Royce

Young Royce - Apr 29, 2017 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2016

Car to summit  Sucess!

Left the car at 2am, summited around 9:45. Amazing bluebird day above the clouds. Crazy glissade descent of about 4,000' vert. Amazing mountain!

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Jan 31, 2017 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015

South Spur, Lunch Counter  Sucess!

Great climb, easy glacier route, no crevasses. Glissading down took 15 minutes from Piker's Peak to lunch counter.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 8:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Grueling day hike  Sucess!

Hiked Mt. Adams via South Spur as a day hike on 8/8/2007. If I had it to do over again, I would camp at 9,000 feet and then hike the snowfield early in the morning when it is more firm. I felt like I climbed the snowfield twice due to sft afternoon snow. The ascent took 9 hours and the descent only 4 hours. The snow was so soft it was challenging to even glissade down. I almost fell in a small crevasse near the summit snowfield/glacier. Great views of the other cascade volcanoes like Rainier and Hood.


emilie - Aug 17, 2016 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2016

South Spur  Sucess!

Did this with my friend, Eszter, as a 2 day climb. Late start on day 1 and camped at Lunch Counter. Started off around 5:30am on day 2 and summitted around 8am if I recall correctly. The glissading was glorious except that my pants were too thin - my butt went completely numb and I got a superficial burn on my ass. ;-) However, it was still worth it to descend that much terrain that quickly.


JLuthanen - Aug 7, 2016 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Camped at Lunch Counter on 8/5. TH to camp in 3hrs or so, setup in one of the many rock shelters available in the area. Melted snow, stocked up on fluids for the AM. Have to appreciate the overnight for both the elevated view of sunset and sunrise! Lunch counter to summit 9am-12:30pm or so 8/6. Shared the summit with about 10 others, one of which was flying a kite : ) Followed by one of the most fun / ridiculously long glissades I've ever done. What a blast!


seano - Jul 31, 2016 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2016

South route for speed  Sucess!

I ran this on a bluebird day with not much wind, with shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker, old running shoes, water bottle, and 2 Clif bars. Leaving the lot around 7:30, the snow was just soft enough to get back down without being too sketchy. 2:02:45 up, 3:10:42 car-to-car. Trip report.

utclimber - Jul 10, 2016 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

South Spur  Sucess!

Busy day on Adams, with great weather and conditions. Took around 7 hours 45 minutes round trip.


DukeJH - Jul 5, 2016 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

South Climb  Sucess!

Two day climb with an overnight from the Lunch Counter. Fast descent with very long glissades above and below Lunch Counter.


bscott - Jul 4, 2016 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

tremendous  Sucess!

have been wanting to do this one for so long

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 27, 2016 2:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

South Spur  Sucess!

With fellow SPer Guy, we coordinated a meeting the night before at the Trout Lake Ranger Station to secure the passes, Guy coming from Idaho, me from California.
Then met the next morning at the bustling TH. The road in was doable in my low-clearance sedan but a real workout. Outstanding camaraderie with Guy and all on the mountain including one couple who were celebrating their wedding anniversary. For a good run down the chute, I have to give the award to this mountain over Avy Gulch on Shasta. A glorious day all the way around.

Mike D' - Mar 31, 2016 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014

Great Success  Sucess!

Drew & I left the crowded dirt road mid-afternoon, soft snow got us to lunch counter well before sunset for our rendezvous with three other friends. No rush in the morning, easy summit and awesome ski descent.

Moderate traffic, not terrible...except for that dude buzzing the climbers all morn from his flying fan paraglider thingy, so annoying, what was his deal?!

wrwicks - Mar 2, 2016 1:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

Great Climb  Sucess!

Did it in one day,left at sunrise. GPS said I hit 25 mph while glissading down. - Oct 20, 2015 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Via SouthSpur  Sucess!

Hiked up to just below Lunch Counter with John and grandson Tristin. Got early start and made the summit in fairly good time considering grandsons first peak over 12k and first snow climb.

Beautiful day with great views of MSH, Rainer, Hood and Jefferson

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