Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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Darren9

Darren9 - Jul 15, 2015 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015

Kautz  Sucess!

Three rope teams from the Sierra Mountaineering Club successfully ascended Rainier via the Kautz route. Best way I've climbed Rainier so far and an aesthetic way to climb a magnificent peak.

DarrenKnezek

DarrenKnezek - Jul 13, 2015 10:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Fun on Kautz  Sucess!

Spent a day below Camp Hazard practicing crevasse rescue skills. Very long day to summit and to come back down the same route.

ken93

ken93 - Jul 11, 2015 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

2nd try  Sucess!

Great trip, perfect climb! Made summit at sunrise! Last year we turned around 100 feet above the cleaver.

jeffrawn

jeffrawn - Jul 9, 2015 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

Finally!!  Sucess!

After a team member's collapse caused RMI to scrap our climb the previous year (of course, at the 12K' top of Disappointment Cleaver), it was a real thrill to reach the summit this time. I have dreamed of climbing Rainier for over 20 years, since living briefly in a neighboring county. And this achieves my goal of climbing the highest five peaks in the lower 48.

GlacierCountry

GlacierCountry - Jul 6, 2015 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

First time there

Climbed in honor of a friend with a brain cancer. Bad storm the day before arrival and a climber died of exposure on the Liberty Ridge route. Excellent weather during our stay. Only got to 12k feet on summit day due to one of our team having AMS. But it was a great experience and I will definitely return for a summit.

Puma concolor

Puma concolor - Jul 5, 2015 6:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

State Highpoint #46  Sucess!

07/16/2012 - Summited with International Mountain Guides via the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Sporting conditions with high winds and sideways snow as we approached the crater rim. Great three-day climb.

08/02/2016 - Successfully reclimbed the mountain via the Emmons Galcier Route during a four-day climb, again with IMG. Spectacular route with spectacular vistas! Summit day was cold, windy and clear.

taniagrotter

taniagrotter - Jul 2, 2015 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

DC route   Sucess!

Summitted at 6am from the Disappointment Cleaver route. As Sawtooth Scott mentioned, the route was very crevassed and broken up, with a lot of rockfall on the cleaver. Climbed with 2 friends.

Sawtooth Scott

Sawtooth Scott - Jun 30, 2015 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

DC (disturbingly crevassed) route  Sucess!

We gained the summit at 6am after an 11:30 start from Camp Muir. Rock fall on the DC along with a route that featured multiple ladders over crevasses and some massive seracs kept us moving quickly and quietly. Temps were very warm, pushing 50 degrees at Camp Muir when we started, and on the descent the increasingly warm temps were concerning. The route is simply melting out and one can only guess as to how the rangers and guides will keep the DC open for the remainder of this summer.

I climbed with my brother Spencer (reconronin949) and Kent, strong climbers and good company both.

eferesen

eferesen - Jun 20, 2015 7:47 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2015

DC  Sucess!

Cloudy day at the summit. Hung out at the lip of the crater. Did not actually go to the register. I wish it was a clear day.

stusic

stusic - Mar 31, 2015 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2015

Winter attempt on the ID with RMI

Great weather up until summit day where winds kept us from getting past the head of the DC.

endo.the.timber

endo.the.timber - Mar 12, 2015 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

my 1st summit  Sucess!

DC route guided by RMI. My 1st summit on a major peak

Flaaendue

Flaaendue - Jan 16, 2015 11:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

Mountaineering 101  Sucess!

Record August Snowfall year...spent an extra day at camp muir learning team belay...successful summit

Rainier is the gateway for a life-long addiction of thin mountain air.

Cal

Cal - Jan 14, 2015 8:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

via Emmonds  Sucess!

A great snow treadmill, crowded as a shopping mall. Most interesting part was the scramble to Schurman down the prow the day before. Summit of nearby Pinacle Peak more interesting than summit of Rainier because Rainier summit is huge. But was a good workout for sure! Did in 2 days; day 1 to glacier camp, day 2 to summit and down to White River campground.

siekkid

siekkid - Jan 5, 2015 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

DC Route  Sucess!

Summited via the DC Route. Great weather, although it was in the single digit temps at sunrise around 13,000 ft.

McKenna

McKenna - Dec 22, 2014 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

Still crying  Sucess!

Such a beautiful mountain. I'll never be the same.

Rkapman

Rkapman - Dec 1, 2014 4:54 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2013

DC 3 Day route  Sucess!

started the 15th, camped at muir, the 16th made it to ingram flats, the 17th sumit day! started at 2am summit around 7am back paradise around 4. Snowing the 16th but calm on the 17th. One of the funnest climbs ive done!

mcross

mcross - Nov 7, 2014 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

DC route with friends  Sucess!

Got hooked on climbing after an unsuccessful trip with IMG in 2012. After that trip, I was determined to stand on Rainier's summit, but never again wanted to pay for a guide service (great experience, but expensive!) I purchased/studied 'Freedom of the Hills' and spent as much time on the mountain as I could. A year later, I got some friends together, taught them all that I had learned, and we stood on the summit. Trip of a lifetime!

moonspots

moonspots - Oct 20, 2014 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

long time goal  Sucess!

Started mountain climbing at 61, and am quite captivated by it all.

larch32

larch32 - Oct 19, 2014 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

Boy howdy  Sucess!

Climbed the Emmons-Winthrop route over two days. Worth considering the single-push approach next time.

Jmoeesq

Jmoeesq - Sep 29, 2014 10:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

Discretion is the Better Part...

Muir/DC Route - We spent one day ascending to Muir, camped there for 2-3 days waiting for summit winds to die, made an attempt but still got turned around high on the DC w/ 50+mph winds. Several guided groups also turned around - probably only one or maybe two teams pushed on to the summit. We opted to retreat due to the enormous danger we felt the winds were posing. Purchase was too difficult and sketchy on the DC, and we didn't have enough gear to make running belays w/ only two of us. Temps/wind chills were very low, but the views were magnificent! Camping at Muir wore us down, though.

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