I now understand why not very many people climb Rainier in a single day. This was much harder than doing it in 2 days. The DC is getting pretty broken up but is still manageable for the time being. There is currently only 1 ladder crossing and 1 sketchy zone which it seems as though there may have been a ladder a few weeks earlier there.
Summited via Disappointment Cleaver with Alpine Ascents group. Started with 8 at Paradise, 2 dropped before Muir, remaining 6 summited just before 6:00AM after leaving Ingraham Flats around 1:00AM. Perfect windless night but very warm on the descent.
Great climb. A real mountaineering classic.
3rd attempt, 1st successful. Disappointment Cleaver route with RMI guides. One guy brought a 6 pack of Rainier beer to the top. Beer was good. Some other group brought fireworks and champagne. It was a very warm day.
Every member of out party summited, over 60 guys in the Army. The climbing rangers said they thought that was a record.
Awesome climb via the Emmons Glacier. Spent one night at glacier basin and another at camp schurmann. Fun stuff! Our group of 11 and then another 3 of us all made it to the summit!
Fun, and tough, route up the Kautz ice chute. Finally made it to the crest after one failure and one crater only summit.
Summitted via Disapointment Cleaver Route. One night at Muir, and a second night at Ingraham Flats.
Snowstorm came through just before our attempt -- I don't think anybody summitted for a day or two.
Five of us made it up, and we all made it down.
One of the best weather days on Mount Rainier.
Bad weather for most of the climb until the last 2,000 feet.
Hiked the first day in the rain/snow to 10,500. Climbed to the summit the next night. Great route and great conditions.
Summitted with a group of 4 other strangers I met on CC.com. A bit windy but had great climb on the Emmons Route and I definitely learned alot and gained some new friends!!!
Was a beautiful day on the Mountain. Summit had clear skys with little wind!
WOW!!!! We couldn't have bought better weather!! This is #2 for me
Climbed it with a few friends. Winds and rain caused us to hold off a day before heading up to Camp Muir. Turned out to be the right call, summit day we had crystal clear skies and some gusts to maybe 30 mph, a beautiful day for a summit! Bumped into Ed Viesturs inside the crater. Hope to be back and up a different route.
Climbed with a guided group in 2003.