Mount McLoughlin Climber's Log

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Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Aug 26, 2012 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Busy day on Pitt  Sucess!

By the time I got to the TH parking lot, there were already 25 cars there, and a couple more came right after me. Made it to the top in 2:22, 30 min. on top, and down in 2:08, which included going to help rescue a hiker who had lost the trail on the way down and was yelling for help. I met a group on the way down that I had passed going up and he asked if I did this every weekend. I said no, I'm retired and do it every day. Actually that was a bit of an exaggeration, I just checked and this was only my 16 mountain so far in August. But most of the non-peak days included hiking, as well as driving. Have had a great time in the Cascades this month! Now heading down to California for some more. BTW, there is a glass jar on the 2nd of the summit rock piles with a few pieces of paper in it but no real notebook type register.


Redwic - Jul 24, 2012 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

A Great Morning And A Dark Knight  Sucess!

I car-camped at the Mount McLoughlin TH before setting out at 5:20 AM for an early morning hike. 4h40m roundtrip (2h30m up, 10m summit, 2h0m down). I found the trail to be a little boring, but the final 1000' of scree-gain and the summit views made it worth the trip. No summit register, though.

I had enough time to backtrack to Medford midday and see "The Dark Knight Rises" during its opening weekend. Then I had dinner with a peakbagging friend and his wife, before heading east for a few hikes in Lake County the following day.

This was the first of seven Top 100 peaks summited in Oregon during a 3-1/2 day timeframe.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 4, 2012 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2012

Sweet Rock  Sucess!

Fri the 13th, spent more time getting the car unstuck from the snow than climbing, but the climb was superb.


mnpalerm - May 28, 2012 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Love it!  Sucess!

Great hike. Tons of mosquitoes down below. Glissading down was epic.


vanagon2 - May 13, 2012 1:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Dog Days  Sucess!

My Dog made it to the top. Got lost on the way out. Mosquitoes chased us to the car. Good times

Oregonoutdoordude - Feb 10, 2012 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Awesome views, awesome Hike!  Sucess!

Awesome workout, with awesome rewards on top... climbed to the top in 2.5 hrs with no stops on the way up. If you are experienced I totally reccomend doing what we did. Climb with headlamps before light, so you reach the top before the heat of the day.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Oct 16, 2011 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

Clouds and gray  Sucess!

Nice workout. Hiked it with my wife Leah. Got a bit of a late start, but made it round trip in about 5 hours.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 12:13 pm

White out conditions

Bush whacking through the Doug Firs in white out conditions to cut a few turns off the summit ridge


sprosseda - Aug 11, 2011 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

NE face to E ridge  Sucess!

Double ice tooled my way up 45 degree NE face about half way to summit. With warm temps and late start, snow got too slushy so joined back to E ridge half way up. Will go back when colder to solo ice climb entire NE or NW face. Very nice summit, views (Shasta to Sisters), and environment. Great mountain.


bc44caesar - Jun 23, 2011 11:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed to the summit in a little over 4 hrs. Great ski down the upper part of the mountain, but ended up descending the wrong way and wound up at Four Mile Lake. A couple miles of hiking on snow-covered roads brought me back to the car in a little over 7 hrs round trip.

Troy B

Troy B - Jun 18, 2011 11:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

Route: Summit SnoPark  Sucess!

Access roads were still snowed in so a long approach from the Summit SnoPark. Beautiful sunny cool day provided excellent views from the top.


zzril - Nov 12, 2010 9:22 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

Hike up, snowboard down  Sucess!

Beautiful trip up from the lot and screaming descent on the board.


sierramtngoat - Aug 30, 2010 3:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Mt. McLoughlin Trail  Sucess!

Climbed in snowing conditions with my wife Anna and enjoyed a memorable 100 ft. of visibility on the summit; interestingly enough, we were not alone! The trail (painted dot route) above treeline is difficult to follow if not a crappy route in general; we moved quickly once deciding to stay on the rocks near ridge line while ascending. On the descent, we again attempted to follow the "painted dot route", but lost it a few times. A word of warning: don't be stupid and descend below the dot route; you may get lost like a few people that day and/or find yourself surfing on some loose as hell scree -- if you loose the route on descent, just traverse to the ridge and you will certainly pick it up again. We both thought the route was enjoyable despite the weather however the people we saw climing in shorts and cotton T's might have a different opinion. This was my 5th Cascade Volcano.


nicozone - Jul 5, 2010 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

4th of July Climb  Sucess!

The weather in Oregon has been really cruddy the entire month of June, so the 4th of July weekend was perfect for a quick scramble. Zero clouds and almost no wind on the summit; was perfect with the view easily extending to Shasta and the Three Sisters.


Holk - Feb 24, 2010 2:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Unpreparred  Sucess!

I may have sort of sandbaged my friend Abby a little on this trip. The weather was worse than expected, especially for wearing a t-shirt and shorts, and the mosquitos were kamikaze! But the climb was fun and a fellow climber shared the most delicious mango with me on the summit.


Snowslogger - Dec 28, 2009 1:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1998

Ski up, ski down  Sucess!

Fun XC ski ascent and descent with a friend.


alpinedon - Nov 22, 2009 4:07 pm

2nd-4th times  Sucess!

Instead of signing individual climbing logs, I will just put the rest of my ascents in one spot. Did MM three more times, twice with friends and one with Eugene Mountain Rescue looking for a climber who, unfortunately, had died on the mountain. On my last trip, summited with Dave M., then drove to Pilot Rock and climbed that a few hours later.


alpinedon - Nov 22, 2009 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1999

1st Time  Sucess!

This was my 1st climb of McLoughlin, and was a fun trip. The most memorable things that happened were that on the way, an f-18 flew RIGHT above us, must have only been 100' above tree level, one of the most deafening sounds I have ever heard, and then, there was a small cloud hovering over the summit the whole day, and I was so paranoid about lightning after being chased off Black Crater by a thunderstorm a few weeks earlier, I was terrified of actually reaching the summit and when I did I only spent a few minutes on top before heading down.


OOG - Oct 24, 2009 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

Twice  Sucess!

First time I tried to stay on the trail and had a terrible time with the scree. Second Time I just went up the ridge sticking to the rocks and had a much more enjoyable hike.


RussThaw - Oct 10, 2009 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

standard trail route  Sucess!

my wilderness partner, Cindy Thaw & I hiked up the standard trail to the summit on a most wonderfully warm,& beautiful day ! Shasta, Thielson were in great clear view ! thanx Cindy !

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