Mount Shuksan Climber's Log

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cackalackyclimber - Aug 30, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Sunny and warm day on Shuksan. Fun route. Spent an hour on top lounging around and enjoying the views of the surrounding peaks and the climbers below on the glacier.


mattnoland - Aug 19, 2007 9:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2004

Shuksan Sulfide  Sucess!

Summited via Sulfide Glacier


jvarholak - Aug 14, 2007 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Via Sulphide  Sucess!

Shannon Ridge TH to Sulphide...camped on lower Sulphide and left for summit 6am in socked in conditions...snow nicely consolidated and had a bit of clearing skies upon reaching summit pyramid...ascended central gully (one small snow patch remaining) in deteriorating weather...reached summit at 11am and stayed for about an hour hoping for a break in the clouds which never came....downclimbed and once we hit the snow the clouds parted a bit for quick glimpse of Baker and the amazing North Cascades.....back at camp by 3. Beautiful mountain and fun climb...can't wait to come back under clear skies.

skunk ape

skunk ape - Aug 14, 2007 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

Sulphide  Sucess!

Nice Mt.


moneal - Jul 22, 2007 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

Sulfide Glacier

Lots of snow at 5,700 ft. Had to camp on the snow which we were not expecting. Weather took a turn for the worst with light winds, lots of cold rain, and low visibility. Got up the next day to more of the same, wet everything, and a terrible forecast. Everyone on the route bailed.


zzril - Jul 14, 2007 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Late season on Shuksan  Sucess!

Sulphide Glacier. Climbed from camp in 50 mph winds, but clear skies. The central gully is melting out fast and the snow was of dubious quality. Perhaps the SE ridge would be a better choice for the rest of the summer.


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:17 am

North Face and Fisher Chimneys  Sucess!

North Face (2006) and Fisher Chimneys (2003)

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - May 28, 2007 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Sulphide Glacier route  Sucess!

Drove up from Seattle, got permits at the ranger station in Sedro-Wooley, and hiked to the base of the Sulphide on 7th August. We camped on snow on a small ridge. The views of Baker and the North Cascades at sunset were breathtakingly beautiful. The trip would have been worth it for that alone.

We got up a little before 5am and were geared up and on the trail around 5:30. The snow was solid in the morning, and perfect for crampons: not icy, not slushy. Roped up on the glacier and made it to the base of the summit pyramid a bit before 9am. We decided not to climb the pyramid since we were wearing plastic mountaineering boots.

We stayed to the left on the upper glacier and didn't have to cross any open crevasses. There was one spot where someone had punched a boot through a snow covering over a completely covered crevasse.

We stopped on the way down and belayed each other to the edge of a large open crevasse and looked inside. The eerie blue of glacial ice is almost otherworldly.

Took an ax, crampons, helmets, rope, crevasse rescue gear, pickets, wands, plastic boots. Next time I would do it in leather boots for easier climbing on the pyramid (and less weight on the feet).

Amazing climb. Stunningly beautiful. Tons of pictures are available at


mbollino - Feb 21, 2007 10:23 pm

Stealing It  Sucess!

Somtimes the sweetest summits are the ones you steal. Had beautiful hike in to the bottom of the Sulphide where we were the only independent team in a tent city of guides and clients. Woke up to milky sheet of piss poor visibility. No one went up. After an hour of sitting aorund camp my friend Dan and I decided to give it a go. We placed wands for safe navigation as we traverse the flat monotony of the Sulphide. Just below the summit pyramid we poked through clouds. A beautiful scramble up the pyramids with billowing clouds below was exhilirating. Only Baker was above the clouds. We had that sweet satisfaction that occurs when a seemingly busted trip turns into something special.

highice - Jan 30, 2007 9:36 pm

sulfide/arete  Sucess!

waited 3 days at bc for better weather. had to go down to get more food for another 5 days. when we got back the weather was clearing and did the route the next day via simul climbing the ridge of the pyramid. we were the only ones there the entire time! then we got to hike out with all that food!


joshUA - Sep 6, 2006 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

Sulfide Glacier  Sucess!

Fantastic day on a fantastic mountain. Only saw one party on the mountain the whole day and they were coming off of the crystal glacier as we were descending. Crevasses pretty open and the remaining snow bridges won't hold for long. Perfect weather and endless views.


osatrik - Aug 25, 2006 5:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1997

Sulphide - OSAT in mid-1990s  Sucess!

A nice weekend climb. A large Mountaineers group came up the Fischer Chimneys, but we were up and down the summit pyramid before they were ready to tackle it, so we avoided the rock problems a large group might encounter in the gully.


scot'teryx - Aug 24, 2006 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Sulphide Glacier

Left TH @ 4am, made to summit pyramid around 1030am. Some went all the way, but I stayed behind because of crappy conditions (sugar snow on choss). Waxed my skis and got in over 4k in turns all the way down to the trees on Shannon Ridge. Sloppy and the runnels sucked lower down by the high camps. Witnessed some huge snowfield avy's coming off of the peaks as you traverse from Shannon Ridge to the toe of the glacier

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Aug 17, 2006 1:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Awesome climb, great weather. Some crevasses open along route, easy to navigate.


jordansahls - Aug 9, 2006 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

damn good fun on the chimneys!  Sucess!

Was a really fun route, what more can I say!


bacrossman - Aug 9, 2006 12:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

The Chimneys were good to us  Sucess!

Great Climb, great weather. I was suprised that we didnt run into more bare ice this late in the season.


mrwsierra - Aug 8, 2006 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Magnificent place, great weather, great summit, climbed with great friends. Awesome. By the way, the base camp location is magnificent and more than worth the trip alone.


thundercloud - Jul 18, 2006 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Fisher Chimneys  Sucess!

What a difference a year makes! Last year, at virtually the same time of year, the route was much easier to manage...just a sniff of snow prior to the top of the Chimneys, and bucket steps up Winnie's Slide and Hells Hwy. This year, snow at the trailhead and the road is currently closed 1/2 mile and 500 feet down from the trailhead, so there was bonus work to do. Lots of snow covering the boulder/scree field prior to the start of the Chimneys, and getting off the snow onto the rock via moat is a little spicey. Beyond that, chimneys are dry, glaciers in good shape, steep sections seemed a bit steeper this year with the heaps of snow up there. Snow good and firm early, but a bit mixed later in the day with potential to blow out tires, so set your pro, be careful, and have fun. Great route, and good climbing with Cluck.


cluck - Jul 18, 2006 2:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Fisher Chimneys  Sucess!

A few notes on route conditions. Big snow year had Lake Ann still frozen and lots of snow on approach. Chimneys dry but lots of problem solving for entrances via large moats. Winnie's hard snow and steep enough to warrant a rope and pickets. Pitch up to Upper Curtis had some ice (we place a couple screws) but wasn't super steep. Upper Curtis cracks still mostly closed. Highway to Hell was moderate. Sulphide closed. We climbed SE ridge, downclimbed central South gulley (dry). A very, very long day.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Jun 6, 2006 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Sulphide glacier

Helped lead a group of kids from WWU on the Outdoor Center's trip. We got turned back Sunday due to a down pour of rain. Beautiful sunset though from high camp on Saturday.

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