Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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strudolyubov - Jun 10, 2016 1:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2016

2x DC route  Sucess!

Two summits via DC route:

05/31/2001 Day trip up DC route.

06/03/2016 A two-day trip with Ryan. Hiked to Camp Muir in the evening the day prior. Took 9 hours to summit Columbia Crest and get back to Camp Muir. Nice weather, good snow conditions, gorgeous views!


cmarks7clouds - May 17, 2016 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001

5 times on summit  Sucess!

First in July 1996 - last Aug. 2011
I used this date because of the spectacular and uplifting phenomenon that occurred at sunrise as we watched from a point above the DC. Visualize total darkness below as a blanket of clouds hovered at about 8,000ft. The wind was solid at around 40mph. As the rim of the sun barely peeped into view the tips of Adams, Hood, and Jefferson were ablaze like a wooden stick match freshly lit wavering in a slightest of breeze. Looking above only to see the grandest of all, Rainier was aflame in an array of glory; the snow being carried 150 to 200 feet over its top colored fire orange. I'll never forget that!!


regolithe - Jan 10, 2016 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

Hot 4th of July   Sucess!

Holy hell, glaciers can get hot. This one was brutal. Beautiful and amazing, but brutally hot on the glacier in the reflected sunlight.


PeakAndAbyss - Oct 8, 2015 8:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015

First serious mountain  Sucess!

First major mountain of my life. Changed my life.


mrjenks85 - Oct 8, 2015 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015

DC on a warm day  Sucess!

Hiked via the DC Route. Warm, beautiful & "clear" day. Unfortunately the day before we spotted smoke from a new forest fire billowing up in the distance. By the morning of our summit, it had made things quite hazy (although we did get a cool red sunrise reflecting off the glacier)

Very low snow-levels and melt-off made for huge penitentes and cool scenery.

Guides did nice job moving the route to avoid crevasses, thus only 2 ladders.

What a fun one!


maxhaze - Sep 15, 2015 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

DC  Sucess!

Great job on trail work by all the guides.


fallonclimbs - Aug 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Gorgeous and tough

State Highpoint #46 in 2013 on the DC

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 27, 2015 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2015

Emmons Glacier  Sucess!

Two day summit via the Emmons Wintrhop. Left at 3am the first morning, got to camp around lunch and died in the heat for a few hours until some clouds came in. Left at 12:30am for the summit and had an incredible day.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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