Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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patdarcy - Feb 21, 2012 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

Two Days of Hell

Climb started great on a Friday but come Saturday morning, the random and violent weather pinned myself and my two partners down until Sunday, about 1,500 feet from the summit. Needless to say, after frostbite, sub-zero temperatures, unbelievable wind chill, inability to boil water and diminishing rations...we bailed. Amazing climb, just do it in better not in the winter during a storm :)


santanoni - Jan 13, 2012 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

D. Cleaver -   Sucess!

Got up via the DC, fine for my first time. Next attempt I can try something more challenging and interesting.


jjjNY - Jan 10, 2012 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Emmons  Sucess!

Good time.


hunterslee - Dec 16, 2011 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Finally climb the DC  Sucess!

After climbing Rainier via a few other routes, I finally made it up the DC with the Victoria MEC representatives...great weekend outing!


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

Success  Sucess!

Disappointment Cleaver Route

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Nov 7, 2011 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Disappointment Cleaver   Sucess!

Amazing mountain. The climb went well and weather was great. Started at around 1:00 am from camp muir on summit day. All four of us made it to the summit. Very long day though.


logikal - Nov 4, 2011 11:41 pm

DC/Ingrahm Direct  Sucess!

We really lucked out with the weather. Great mountain! Amazing views of the noctilucent clouds on route to the summit.


ibekker - Nov 3, 2011 10:13 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2011

Dissappointment 2 years in a row

Tried to summit Rainier 2 years in a row during Memorial weekend, both times the weather wasnt as favorable.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

Third Time's the Charm  Sucess!

7/95 - Turned back after a night at Muir climbing solo, due to whiteout conditions
7/07 -- Made it as far as the DC on a Thurs pm window that closed as quickly as it opened
7/09 -- With food for a week, ready to sit out anything, strolled to the top in 6 hrs from Muir in clear, low wind conditions.

karore - Oct 8, 2011 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Great climb


ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Disappointment Cleaver with Ezra Danciu, Matt Poole, and Patrick Collier. Teamed up with Patrick at the Muir Hut who lead our roped team. Deep crevasses and high winds at the summit. Awesome trip!


JordanH - Oct 6, 2011 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

DC   Sucess!

3 out 5 summits in 2011. Can't wait for next season.


MMclimbhigh - Oct 5, 2011 12:39 am

Emmons + DC  Sucess!

New to SP, just signing the logs. We love Tahoma!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Oct 5, 2011 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011

Liberty Ridge/Ingraham Direct  Sucess!

Liberty Ridge 6/16/2011 with a walk off from Emmons Glacier

Ingraham Glacier Direct 6/13/2011

all success. Need to come back for Curtis, Ptarmigan and something on Willis Wall at some point...


Quadaxial - Oct 5, 2011 12:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Dissappointment Cleaver, perfect conditions!  Sucess!

After having been shut down on Labor Day weekend two years earlier due to weather (after flying up from LA), we had perfect conditions this weekend on the Cleaver! Left Muir snow field at 1am, summit at sunrise and all to ourselves (girlfriend and I), back by 10:45am. Great Great climb. Even ran into someone I met on Aconcagua two years earlier! Small world!


funkstuf - Sep 27, 2011 4:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011

Rainier Summit  Sucess!

Absolutely perfect weather on the D.C. route. We took the relaxing route and stayed one night at Camp Muir then went to Ingraham Flats and left about 12:30 a.m. to summit at 5:45 a.m. 25 mph winds and 28 deg. on top but not a cloud. On the way down, the clouds came about 10:30 am so we were glad to have made it up early. We took a friend who had never been up before and he loved it! Another Mountain Climber created. Right on!

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 18, 2011 9:22 pm

DC x2  Sucess!

Climbed the DC this summer, #2 for me. Very circuitous in august, awesome weather and scenery though!


relic - Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am

DC  Sucess!

Finally getting around to signing some log's here, did this in 08, I think. Routine climb with good friend and a guy we had never met before. Beautiful day. Crowded route. Altho referred to as the "dog" route, I think the DC is actually quite interesting, lots of variety.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Sep 16, 2011 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

Rainier in a Day  Sucess!

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.

summitbaggers - Sep 16, 2011 1:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011

1st summit!  Sucess!

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.

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