Mount Saint Helens Climber's Log

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seanpeckham

seanpeckham - May 11, 2013 8:45 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Worm Flows  Sucess!

This will have been my first Cascade volcano. This was the last weekend before the 100 permits per day cap goes into effect for the summer, and 650 permits were issued. Yeah, it was a zoo (or a party, depending on how you feel), but we beat the crowds with a 4 am start, mainly motivated by the prospect of the ski conditions being better early. It was nevertheless too soft because of a poor refreeze, but still a blast, especially up high (and there was a line of spectators - I mean, climbers - all the way up and down the mountain wooting as we skied by, which is always fun). The bottom mile or so was melted out. I wish I could have spent more time enjoying the summit; the best view is not from the highpoint, and the crater is otherworldly.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Apr 29, 2013 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2013

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Up the Worm Flows route from Marble Mountain SnoPark... where the actual route goes above treeline was anyone's guess, folks were swarming all over the mountain. Absolutely beautiful day! Great view across the crater. I was suprised everyone else stopped at the crater rim rather than continueing on the the highpoint. Had the top all to myself!

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Mar 11, 2013 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

BLUE BIRD  Sucess!

What a day! We almost forgot is was still winter. No permit fees, no reservation fees and no quota limits, just perfect climbing conditions and a 5000 foot ski to the car. Yes all the way to the car. Perfect.

Alpineascents1992

Alpineascents1992 - Feb 25, 2013 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2000

first climb ever  Sucess!

i was only 8 years old but i loved every second of it, summited via monitor ridge route!

ManyGlacierMountaineer

ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2011

Mt. St. Helen's  Sucess!

w/ Tyler Haasch, Adam Walker and Ben Phillips. We didn't see a damn thing on the way up, but the best glissade of our lives on the way down!

relic

relic - Feb 23, 2013 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1997

Standard Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

Date is a guess. Sure wouldn't want to do this one when melted out, much more pleasant as a snow climb.

bcory2003

bcory2003 - Feb 6, 2013 12:33 am Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013

Mt St Helens  Sucess!

Great climb but super icy.

kylefrowe - Jan 3, 2013 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Early  Sucess!

First one to the summit that day enjoyed the solitude while it lasted :)

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Awesome  Sucess!

w/ Dennis Poulin. Incredible day out!

Sirburtmund

Sirburtmund - Dec 25, 2012 3:06 pm

Summited with my 13 year old  Sucess!

Perfect first climb with my 13 year old. Really nice on top. Killer on the knees on the way down down climbing all the boulders but still really fun!

skimmy54 - Dec 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Re: Summited with my 13 year old

Thats awesome! Would you say the hike was pretty technical? Did you take crampons or an ice axe with you? I am planning to do this hike towards the end of January, do you have any advice?

JimWallace

JimWallace - Dec 4, 2012 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

sweet crater rim summit  Sucess!

Went with a group. we climbed Rainier then St,Helens. The crater rim was magnificent. the crater was still smoking. views were great. had snow the whole ascent. One of my favorites..Jim W

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Nov 2, 2012 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012

Monitor Ridge in snow  Sucess!

Great day on the mountain although we were in a fog much of the way. Didn't get to see any views on summit

sseaks

sseaks - Oct 4, 2012 11:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012

beautiful day!  Sucess!

great day, the wind changed direction and cleared the wildfire smoke out that covered the area the day prior..fun times all around!

olygtx06 - Sep 22, 2012 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

summit  Sucess!

3x

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 20, 2012 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

Adam and I did this in conjunction with nearby Goat Mtn. Trip Report.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 1994

St. Helens  Sucess!

Camped at about 7000' on the way up - great trip.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Sep 13, 2012 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1977

Preambulating the Dog's Head route  Sucess!

Memorable time gaining the summit, my first Cascade volcano, and this one before it blew its top off 2.5 years later.

shad

shad - Sep 9, 2012 5:27 pm

Two trips  Sucess!

Did Monitor Ridge in August 2010 and Worm Flows in April or May 2011. Both nice climbs. Very unique summit view. When else have I stared into the steaming mouth of an active volcano?

mastercoog

mastercoog - Aug 17, 2012 2:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

First to summit!  Sucess!

We left about 6am to climb the mountain. It was easy compared to Mt.Adams a few days earlier. The climb was more rocky than I expected. But was not too bad as I climbed it running shoes and did not bother putting on my boots. We passed about 4 climbing parties and were the first to summit and had the summit to ourselves for 20 minutes before other climbers showed up.

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