Mount Saint Helens Climber's Log

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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!

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?

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!

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.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Jul 25, 2012 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

Lucked into permits on a Wednesday morning between Baker and Adams climbs, so put Adams on hold for this! Pretty straight-forward route, but it was a little toasty on the initial push above treeline.

ape - Jun 21, 2012 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012

worm flows, first solo climb  Sucess!

Very overcast day, no crater view. Lots of rain. But fun! A nice, easy outing for my first solo climb. Used poles the entire way, axe stayed on my pack. Put on crampons about halfway from treeline.

pmhalley - Jun 15, 2012 2:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

2nd summit of Helens  Sucess!

w/ Ben and Jeremy and a homebrew on top. awesome cloud formations in the crater.

pmhalley - Jun 15, 2012 2:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2009

1st Time on Helens  Sucess!

summit on day 4 after 3 day circumnavigation on Loowit trail!

MickMiller

MickMiller - Jun 14, 2012 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

Worm Flows Climbing Route  Sucess!

This was my first mountain climb and we made it to the summit with a white cloud blanket a few thousand feet below! The snow really started around 4,800 ft and it was very handy to have an ice axe. All you could see from the crater rim was Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood poking up above the cloud cover. An amazing first climb!

cweight

cweight - May 28, 2012 10:41 pm

Underprepared for the snow in June

My wife and I attempted this climb in early June. We were traveling from Utah and didn't know the conditions. We were not prepared for snow. The last three miles of the road, leading to the trail head, were still unplowed and under slushy snow. We ended up turing back about 200 feet from the edge of the crater because of a quickly approaching storm from the south. Plus we were pretty beat trudging through snow without snow boots.

Aaron123

Aaron123 - May 25, 2012 2:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1997

Alone  Sucess!

Climbed it on my own. Made it on my own. First mountain summit.

Will possibly do another mountain alone. Time will tell.

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