Mount Saint Helens Climber's Log

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LakesideHiker - Jul 4, 2010 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1995

Heavy Winds  Sucess!

Beautiful day, but windy for last 1000 feet.


kraymes - Jul 2, 2010 2:32 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 1989

Ski Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

Great ski. Looped the LooWit trail in 2008 which was far more difficult due to washouts on the creek crossing.


nartreb - Jul 1, 2010 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

backup to the fallback  Sucess!

It ain't Rainier or Hood, but I had a lot of fun on this little climb. Excellent hard snow on a cloudy morning and huge glissades on a hot and sunny afternoon.


EastKing - Jun 30, 2010 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010

Great glissades  Sucess!

Great views amd great glissades. See TR!


mrbynum - Jun 17, 2010 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

Atop a sea of clouds  Sucess!

Took the Swift Glacier route as the climbers bivy was still closed for the season (it was open two days later). Thin clouds surrounded the 6000 foot level however the trail was melted out enough that visibility was never an issue. Once we broke through the clouds it was crystal clear above us for the remaining 2000 ft.


davebobk47 - Jun 14, 2010 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

via Worm Flows  Sucess!

All day rain, turned to snow about 8k ft. No visibility, slushy snow. Not the best climbing experience.


Vinny - May 26, 2010 1:41 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

mothers day madness  Sucess!

Who knew this tradition existed?
3 hours up in running shoes with skis on board for beautiful descent after hanging out waiting for sun to melt the snow.
Perfect weather, good company, fun turns.

a full TR is here:


HeyItsBen - May 17, 2010 2:33 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Worm flows  Sucess!

Climbed with Tom Waggoner (below) and 2 other friends. Missed the views at the top due to low visibility but still a great day out with great peeps.


climbnshoot - May 11, 2010 12:08 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Mothers' Day Madness  Sucess!

Started at 6:30am for a pleasant climb in the blue sky. Many people were in dresses... we learnt this is a tradition for mother's day. Snow became slushy after 2pm. Surprisingly there were still people on their way up at 3:30. Worm flows is the only approach right now... climbers' bivouac had a closed gate as of Saturday. The worm flows route tacks on another 1000 ft vertical which goes by quickly.

Tom Waggoner

Tom Waggoner - May 10, 2010 11:14 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

White Out  Sucess!

We raced to beat the weather to the summit with no views of the crater. I never would have believed you could ski all the way to the summit if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. We climbed back down in a white out. It was a nice conciliatory reward after having to retreat off Rainier.
above the clouds


seth@LOKI - Apr 25, 2010 3:06 pm

eerie visit.

spartan place


Vasler - Mar 28, 2010 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Climb up, roll down  Sucess!

There are few things as exciting as hiking up a volcano that has recently blown, respectively. Great hike up and amazing to be on the rim. You can see smoke and the light of sky through the snow you stand on. Going down, my friend and I started to cautiously glissade but then realized you could take monster steps and really throw yourself down the snow slope.


bmwboarder7 - Mar 21, 2010 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Windy summit  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Marble Mountain sno park. It was a nice day and all the snow was firm, so we didn't use either snowshoes or crampons because there was fairly firm footings. Didn't make it to the true summit, but did make it to the crater rim, which counts enough for me for the winter. Quite windy on the rim, but otherwise it a was a very beautiful day, and enjoyable hike. We did use our snowshoes on the way down, once things were a little more slushy. Also saw the search and rescue heading up the trail too.


Holk - Mar 21, 2010 2:42 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Rather Eventful

Isaac and I headed out extremely late today for the Worm Flows route. On our way up we encountered a good friend of the climber who died a few weeks ago, in fact he witnessed him break off the cornice, and was climbing this day in honor of that incident. We also witnessed someone lose their ski into a treacherous gully and a couple heading down one of whom had likely fractured their fibula. Anyway, due to our tardiness we encountered some nasty looking weather while nearing the summit and decided to bail. The weather turned out to be not so bad, which kills cause we were only a few hundred feet away, but we were safe, had a good time and didn't loose or break (or worse) anything. We'll be back up soon.


scottmitch - Feb 28, 2010 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995

tough day  Sucess!

funny day - one of my first climbs ever, couple friends and i went up somewhere not on trail, very sketchy, not enough water, dusk till dawn deal


Bombchaser - Feb 22, 2010 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Swift Glacier  Sucess!

Very mild day and hard ice and snow all the way to the top.


YEM - Feb 22, 2010 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Tali, Taylor, Cammie and I climbed through the night and hit the summit a little after sunrise. The temperatures were in the single digits and the wind was near constant at 30 mph. We were all sketched out by the cornices after the recent death, so no lava dome pictures were taken:( After having the summit to ourselves for an hour, we saw nearly 100 people on the way down. Priceless


jonesa37 - Jan 20, 2010 2:16 am

1st mountain  Sucess!

First mountain ever climbed. It was with the scouts and my pops on a two day push

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Dec 31, 2009 11:42 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2009

Swift Creek / Worm Flows  Sucess!

Decent day to climb. Clear morning, but raced the fog to the top. Unfortunately the fog hit the rim the same time we did so there wasn't much of a view. It was cold and windy at the rim....surprise, surprise. I belive we were the only ones that summited that day. We passed several groups on the way up, and on the way down, that bailed because of the fog at the top. Lots of thick ice on the ridge crests, so it's best to stay on the side of the ridge on the wind deposited snow. We brought snowshoes, but ditched them near Chocolate Falls. We didn't need them at all. Crampons were a must, as well as an ice axe up on the steep slopes.


Snowslogger - Dec 27, 2009 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1988

Gotta love the close ones  Sucess!

First of several (about 4 now). Kind of ashy in the fall, much nicer in the winter when snow covered.

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