did a nice climb of this route via a different approach...we deliberately went off track through any challenging section we possibly could. made for a longer day, but fun training along the way to the top. no one else on the route either.
Up the Easton Glacier as my first Glacier climb. A good beginner since there is very little altitude. Pretty, yet smelly volcano. Did it with OSAT
Got to base camp at 6000ft and it was raining/snowing, just about turned around to go get some pizza and beer at the Northfork brewing Co. Good thing we didnt because it cleared up the next day and we got up the mountain with no problem.
Part of a 6 day mountaineering class. Stormy ascent; was doubtul we would make it. Very windy up top.
This trip we had amazing weather and everything about it was just awesome. our route included the roman wall which was a litlle crazy at times but totally worth every muscle wrenching step. Great views from every angle of the climb as there weren't any clouds anywhere.
Good climb and good conditions, shold have brought the skis this time too make the slog out not so....sloggy. THis should always be a one day trip in the future
Made it up, classic mountain.
Twice - once via Easton and once via Boulder in the 1990s
My first climb in the Cascades! My friend Chris Umphres and I climbed Baker fast and light. From the car, we climbed to the Col between Baker and Coflax Peak where we built a snow cave. We left our cave at 5 am and summited in a couple of hours. On the way down the large snow dome, my leg punched through a good-sized crevasse. Do not try this mouintain unroped! After Baker, we headed directly to Rainier and summited the next morning.
A beautiful mountain. Severe post-holing cut short our summit attempt. A great trip none the less.
Was a fun route, just a long slog to the top.
Via Coleman Glacier w/AAI 6 day class. Awesome! Had a pretty strong rope team and made it by sunrise on summit day. Descent and packing out camp makes this quite a day...Had a guy on the other rope team fall through a snow bridge...but good arrests had him dangling in mid air over the crevasse...An interesting rescue to say the least. Next on the list: Rainier!
Started 4:45 am from camp around 6000 ft and summited 9:30. Luckily, the snow remained firm on the ascent and started softening up during the start of the descent. A couple snowbridges needed to be crossed, but all without a problem. Crevasse on Roman Wall forced the route to the rocks for approximately 60 feet. Rather windy and chilly at the top. All in all, a beautiful clear day and the sight of the Sherman crater from the rim was incredible.
Camped about 5500ft. Weather was clear. Crevasses very visable.
The Roman Wall can be likened to a Misery Hill. Great climb, about
a 13 hour day. Glad to get back to camp for chow and water.
Great climb... very good weather. Left around 1:15am, summited around 6am. Quite a few open crevasses between 8000' and 9000'.
Great climb. Many snowbridges still solid even late in the day. Perfect weather for the climb.
Car to Car in 12.5 hours, best time yet. Chased by lightning. Awesome.
First ascent of a glaciated peak. Got to see the northern lights.
Spent the first night below Black Buttes. Awoke at 12AM and after crossing a few snow bridges, reached the summit via the Roman Wall at 7:15 AM. It was a little hairy coming down the Roman Wall. Saw some people belaying down it. That might be a good way to go. Perfect weather conditions all weekend, almost no wind and not a cloud in the sky for hundreds of miles.
Fun route, did this to get ready for Mt. Rainier. This was much more fun and less people. Great mountain.