Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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BCJ - Aug 30, 2008 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

DC rerouted onto Emmons  Sucess!

Great climb. DC route was unpassable up top due to a wide crevasse so the route went below the cleaver and up the Emmons.


SpankyBob - Aug 29, 2008 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Great Weather  Sucess!

Second try with IMG. First trip turned back by weather and high avalanche danger in June 2008. This time weather was great. Summitted via DC late int he day and descended to Ingraham flats that evening.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Aug 26, 2008 4:56 pm

DC-Emmon Variation  Sucess!

Snowbridges were in bad shape on the DC route so we had to go around the Cleaver, down the Emmon and up.


oso1212 - Aug 24, 2008 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

DC  Sucess!

Great trip. Perfect Weather.
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Ingman - Aug 23, 2008 5:51 pm

Via Emmons-Winthrop

Becky, Jake, Joel, Scotty, Me :) Great weather on summit day.


icypeak - Aug 23, 2008 6:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

DC Route  Sucess!

The mountain has wicked weather. On the way to Muir, we encountered extreme heat, then endured a huge thunderstorm with lightning during the night but then it cleared up just long enough for us to reach the summit. On the way down to Paradise, we had a snowstorm, then hail and finally a downpour. All in all, a fantastic trip and would do it all again!


dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 5:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2001

Kautz Glacier  Sucess!

Fierce winds, but persistance paid off. Only a handful of parties summited.


kpthomson - Aug 12, 2008 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

White out above Camp Hazard

Was in the Kautz Ice chute when clouds, snow descended down to 12,000'. Waited to see if it would clear, did not. Rapping down on bollards. Watch out for the penetentis (spelling???)


RModelli - Aug 9, 2008 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008

DC 2008  Sucess!

Very interesting route despite the crowds, the route was all snow covered..


joepa - Aug 8, 2008 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2006

Tahoma Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed Tahoma glacier with Dan and Ben. Great climb, good conditions and huge cravasses! Only 2 other parties on the route.


SFMountaineer - Aug 1, 2008 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008


Wow! What a mountain. Weather blew in as we climbed above 13,000 feet. I made the definition of a "summit" by making it into the crater, but I did not have the time and energy to cross the crater to Columbia Crest. I needed at least a 15 minute break for that to be physically possible for me and the guides were in a hurry to go right away because of the weather, so I remained in the crater to rest while a few in our group reached the true highpoint. Most of us did the same, we were exhausted from a tough climb. The guides had pushed us hard because of the storm blowing in. With cold, wind, and zero visibility, I don't think I missed much, it does mean I need to return sometime in the future to get the actual highpoint. I will be happy to do this, and climb by another route of course, the steep rocky sections of the DC route weren't too fun with crampons.


pyerger - Jul 30, 2008 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2000

Big  Sucess!

Thank to the Guides, for all the latters they set up.


msihl - Jul 28, 2008 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Mt. Rainier, DC route  Sucess!

This was my third attempt. Summitted (Columbia Crestand Point Success) early morning 7/27 with Paul Walter and Yafis Barlas after a 6 hour climb. Beautiful weather! We descended to Camp Muir and then to Paradise the next morning.


SundanceKid203 - Jul 28, 2008 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Summit Success  Sucess!

Our 4-person team summited via the DC Route. We left at 1AM under a calm cloudless sky and could not have asked for better weather or route conditions. After reaching the summit we climbed down to Muir, packed up, and headed down to Paradise the same afternoon. A great climb!


Nefsek - Jul 28, 2008 1:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Denali Prep

8-day Denali Prep through Alpine Ascents....had the time of my life! Awesome guides, awesome partners, lots of suffering!


Schuetzenweber - Jul 21, 2008 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

Windy DC

Climbed it with my friends Paul & Denise, no guides. Great snow on the DC route. The cold weather made it easy to cross crevasses but it got very windy. It was a whiteout on top and certainly not a Kodak moment. The most challenging part was heading back down into the high winds at Cathedral ridge. Couldn't wait to wash the grit out of my mouth back at Muir. Looking forward to doing it again next year and hoping for better weather.


supermarmot - Jul 20, 2008 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

dc  Sucess!

skied to muir and did the dc. good conditions...


kheegster - Jul 19, 2008 2:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

DC in perfect weather  Sucess!

Lots of snow still down to Paradise, but bluebird days. Early start from Camp Muir (~1am), summited at 6.20am. Got back to Muir and hiked back out the same day.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 17, 2008 11:11 pm

Traverse: Success Cleaver to Disappointment Cleaver

We were caught in a surprise lightning storm on the summit. Our glasses were humming, as were our packs and ice axes. We were both electrocuted numerous times.


EverydayExplorer - Jul 17, 2008 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

On to the summit  Sucess!

DC with wicked wind on the summit.

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