Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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blueshade

blueshade - Aug 2, 2010 11:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Rainier - DC route  Sucess!

Went up the DC route, great weather and good conditions. 9000' vertical really catches up with you at the top but great climb. Camped at Ingraham Flats, nice way to cut a little distance off summit day.

Dave S

Dave S - Jul 28, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

DC Route  Sucess!

Climbed the DC route in probably the best possible conditions ever! Great day on the mountain!

RamblinWreck

RamblinWreck - Jul 25, 2010 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

July Cleaver Summit  Sucess!

Reached the summit last July, great conditions w/ some decent winds just above the cleaver. Great climb.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Jul 24, 2010 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

DC  Sucess!

went up Disappointment Cleaver with IMG. Very benign conditions made for a fun climb. Impressive glaciers all around

vanman798

vanman798 - Jul 20, 2010 11:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

DC route  Sucess!

Hiked up to Camp Muir from Paradise on July 16, 2010. Spent four hours setting up camp, melting snow, and preparing and eating dinnner. Laid in the tent for a few hours. Started for the summit at 2:39 am on July 17, 2010. Took six hours to summit. Perfect clear day. Got back to Muir, packed up and hiked down to Paradise, then drove east. 44 hours later (from the morning of July 16) I finally got some sleep!!!

zplustwo

zplustwo - Jul 19, 2010 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Emmon's Glacier  Sucess!

3 perfect days of hiking, good times.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Jul 16, 2010 2:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Disappointment Clever didn't disappoint  Sucess!

Spent the night at Ingraham Flats. Group got up at 2:30 AM and we did our best. And it was good enough. I was worried the altitiude would get to me but I did alright in good company. We took our time and summited around 6:30-ish (didn't have a watch). One of the best endurance tests I've ever had. Also a good leadership test. Great weather and teamwork made it possible.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Jul 14, 2010 3:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Rainier Summit Disappointment Clever Route  Sucess!

Climbed with the Bates brothers. Summited at 0705 hours. Great climb and great experience on the Glacier.

bellinghamclimber

bellinghamclimber - Jul 13, 2010 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010

Super cold day  Sucess!

Super cold climb with early season conditions. Ingraham Flats camp was a great place to make our summit bid from. I stayed up at the top of the crater rim while my three companions headed up to Liberty Cap.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Jul 10, 2010 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Great July conditions on Emmons  Sucess!

Summitted with great conditions on Wednesday. There was also a guided group of ~15, an independent group of 9, and one or two smaller groups on the same day. Winds were pretty low at Schurman, snow was firm but not icy, and skies were clear.

Snow on the trail a mile or so before Glacier Basin. Saw a bear on the trail on the way up. No visible crevasses (and a great glissade descent) on the Inter Glacier. A couple of easily avoided crevasses between the top of IG and Schurman. Saw hummingbirds at camp.

Route was pretty direct up the corridor, with a bit of zigging and zagging near the top. Stepped across maybe five or six crevasses on the way up; most were still closed. Bergschrund was still just a step across (after a small traverse to the right).

noahs213

noahs213 - Jul 8, 2010 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

Ingraham Direct  Sucess!

Epic! Attempted the Kautz Route but got weathered off. Went to Ingraham a week later and got the hard earned summit!

jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Jul 5, 2010 2:25 am

Skiing the Finger  Sucess!

Climbed the Fuhrer Finger. Absolute classic. Beautiful camp on the southern flank of the Wilson glacier. Perfect spring/early summer conditions. Left camp at 4:00 am and summited at 11:00 am. Ski descent back to camp by 1:30. My first time above 14,000.

kraymes

kraymes - Jul 2, 2010 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

With Al and Chris. Poached a wanded route up. Had to duct tape my leather strapped crampons to my right foot, cuz it kept blowing off.

Boonie1

Boonie1 - Jul 1, 2010 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

Came up the Emmons  Sucess!

40+mph winds. Somehow my helmet came unbuckled and it almost blew over the rim. Funny we saw three helmets and a pair of goggles laying in/on crevace lips and saw a real nice hard shell blow past us on the decent.
My first time on top, but not the last.
Climb on!

gato

gato - Jun 30, 2010 2:04 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2010

Number 11...  Sucess!

...and counting. Horrible windstorm on the descent.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Perfect Conditions  Sucess!

Spent 3 nights at camp Muir, on day 2 we relaxed and played in crevasses on the Nisqually Glacier. Up to the summit on day 3, enjoyed a few hours on top soaking in the views and exploring the snow caves around the rim. The crevasses were wide open, making the route very scenic, had one ladder to cross and one 3 foot leap that was replaced with a second ladder 2 days later. After day 1 had clear skies, no wind the entire time.

pratyush

pratyush - May 25, 2010 11:48 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Success on Ingraham Direct amidst stormy weekend!

4 members from Caltech Alpine Club climbed it on 22-23 May. Poor visibility, but we still made it!

BrookTroutLeiphart - May 17, 2010 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1975

Saw the Pacific!!!

Went up with 2 guys from Minneapolis with full packs and camped on top. After dinner, we hiked to the top to watch the sunset. It was so clear we could see the Pacific Ocean beyond the Olympic Peninsula! Could also see Mt. Jefferson beyond Mt. Hood! Our summit photos just happened to see Mt. St. Hellens before it erupted. I did not bring a sleeping bag to save weight-big mistake-I was cold until the sun hit the tent! This was my 4th state highpoint. Got all 50 in 31 years!!!

brittonruss

brittonruss - May 14, 2010 5:15 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Spring Climb

Has anyone been up yet this year or broke trail? Planning to climb May 22-23 still deciding on the route. I'd love to hear from you britton@teamrussback.com

michellen

michellen - May 6, 2010 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

Diappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

First climb, and so glad I did it!

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