Mount Aix Climber's Log

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EastKing

EastKing - Nov 8, 2015 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Great peak  Sucess!

It was rainy on the west side but on the east side it was great. Great hike with BikeJr

joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Jun 27, 2015 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2015

Really terribly hot  Sucess!

Great views fro the top, but I started sufferin from heat exhaustion on the way down. Luckily I had grabbed some snow to put in my water bottle to use as an ice pack.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1991

Mt. Aix Trail  Sucess!

All under snow. Hard to follow trail.

Redwic

Redwic - Oct 15, 2011 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Finally, Too.  Sucess!

Gimpilator and I had wanted to summit this peak for a long time. Our party was Gimpilator, his friend Greg, and I. We had fairly consistent Autumn snow above 6900', enough to enhance the scenery but not enough to impede our progress. We then summited nearby Nelson Ridge.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Oct 15, 2011 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Finally  Sucess!

I've wanted to do this one for a long time.

Dundeel

Dundeel - Sep 24, 2011 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

Aix no Pain  Sucess!

4 of us hiked in great weather up trail 982. Slept at the TH the night before. Summit scramble is loose but not difficult. WA P3k 25/52

awilsondc

awilsondc - Sep 6, 2011 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

WOW!  Sucess!

I did this one on Labor Day 2011 and I was very impressed. Aside from one guy I saw coming down the trail as I was nearing the summit, I had the trail to myself the whole day. It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky and the views starting from 1/2 way up were amazing. Once you get to and over Nelson Ridge, the views are even better! I was a little dissappointed with the "scramble" to the summit. I took the south face up and most of the route was loose talus. The west ridge on the way down was much better. I hit up the high points on Nelson rigde to the south and the north on the way back too. Anyway, this has to be one of my favorite mountains in Washington. Great scenery.

CzechMark

CzechMark - Aug 16, 2011 12:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

Fan-frickin-tastic  Sucess!

I saw only 4 NFS trail crew members low on the Mt Aix trail the entire day. Other than that I had the whole mountain to myself on a hot, cloudless Monday afternoon. I ended up solo climbing the West ridge to the summit (unbeknownst to me there is a trail up the east side). The climb was difficult class 3 only in terms of the massive amount of loose rock on the ridge. Basically just follow the path of least resistance up the ridge to the summit. If traveling with others I strongly recommend bringing a helmet due to rockfall hazard.

RangerMark

RangerMark - Aug 12, 2011 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

Great Peak!  Sucess!

Climbed the south side and spent the night on the summit. Spectacular sunset and sunrise, and the mountain goats kept me company.

MattDurkee

MattDurkee - Mar 8, 2011 4:21 am

Favorite Mountain  Sucess!

Favorite mountain of all. Used to climb it every year. Survived the worst lightning storm to hit south-central Washington in the last 15+ years while camped out on the summit in August of 1999 (well camped against the retaining wall just below summit, but still pretty hairy). Got engaged in Sept. 2006 at sunrise after a night of watching the northern lights on the summit.

lidijagrazulis

lidijagrazulis - Jul 19, 2010 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Standard route  Sucess!

Got an early start and beat the heat up to the ridge, where the amazing views of Adams, the Goat Rocks, Helens, & Rainier started! First time in this area and I will definitely be coming back!

BKW

BKW - Jun 8, 2010 12:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Ice Axe on Aix  Sucess!

Great snow and great weather. All snow above ~4500 feet. A sign near Bumping Lake said the road was closed. I'm not sure what that sign was for

Bryan K

Bryan K - Oct 19, 2009 8:43 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Moist day  Sucess!

A group of us from the NWHikers.net campout reached the summit on a cloudy and damp day

bikejr

bikejr - Sep 8, 2009 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Not so bad.  Sucess!

Not as tough/draining as I anticipated. Perhaps the fall like weather contributed. No volcano views this day but plenty of views of nearby/lower peaks.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Sep 3, 2009 3:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1998

Nap on summit  Sucess!

Been there. Trip report and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/hiking/bumping_lake/mount_aix_174.htm

mandrake

mandrake - Jun 7, 2009 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Mt. Aix  Sucess!

Ascended via the Mt. Aix trail. Ridge was snowcovered for about the last thousand feet but clear to the summit. Terrific 360-degree views from the top! The summit register is in need of replacement.

live2climb90

live2climb90 - Jun 4, 2009 2:32 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2009

Talk about a view  Sucess!

Awesome climb. Stayed up alone on the snow, and went up to the summit in the morning. It was steep without a trail being one of the first up in a long time. Definitely one of the coolest spots to stay that time of year because of the amazing view of the sunset behind rainier and on the surrounding peaks.

JasonGsmith

JasonGsmith - Mar 13, 2009 4:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Great Views.  Sucess!

Very nice trip. Went up with EastKing.

Curtissimo

Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1999

up with Magellan  Sucess!

saw a big goat just off the trail.

dcgasper - Aug 14, 2008 11:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Aix August 08  Sucess!

Camped at trailhead and departed at 7:30 AM. Nice to be at it early on this clear day because the switchbacks are in the shade at that hour: 2 hours of cool climbing. We took many breaks and reached the Nelson Ridge trail intersection at about 10:40. Went the long way to the summit and it does add quite a bit of distance. Had our black lab with us so I thought I'd be conservative. If we go back I'll try the direct route. Light winds and SUNNY on the summit.... swarmed by flies, bees and butterflies.

Downhill was painful of course... made it from summit to car in 2:45. Counted 35 switchbacks. Great trip.

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