Mount Shuksan Climber's Log

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Wingnut - Jul 23, 2009 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Sulfide Glacier  Sucess!

Great mountain! Beautiful views!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 19, 2009 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

Sulphide Glacier Route  Sucess!

Had beautiful weather. The line we followed up the gully was consistent 4th class with some 3d and a few low class 5 moves. We found a 2d class final section to the top. On descent,we found a 3d class route with plenty of 4th class. Views from anywhere in the vicinity of this peak are hard to believe.


live2climb90 - Jul 5, 2009 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Happy 4th!  Sucess!

Left high camp at 2:30 in the morning to beat the heat, which made for an incredible sunrise. We took the east ridge when we reached the summit pyramid which was great. Reached the summit at about 6:30 in the morning, and got down off the top before the crowd of everybody else came up. It was a great climb, i really enjoyed it.

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Jun 24, 2009 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed via the Sulphide Glacier route with 200-40 foot
visibility almost the whole day. Thank goodness for GPS points. Summit pyramid gully reminded me of those pictures of winter climbing in Scotland! We climbed the eastern most pinnacle of the four very top summit pinnacles. Judging by other pictures and video it looks like the summit pinnacle we were on is considered the highest, but I could swear the 2 western most pinnacles were at least as high as ours (or higher). No guide book or internet search turned up a distinction. Does anybody out there have know which summit block/pinnacle is truly the highest on Mt. Shuksan?

alpine climber

alpine climber - May 29, 2009 12:59 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2009

mountain time  Sucess!

Forgot to reset watch to PST and ended up on the summit at 5:30 am. Great way to spend the morning though. Sulphide is closed up for now, but the snow gets sloppy as the day progresses.


nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 5:20 pm

Fisher Chimmneys  Sucess!

Fantastic climb with good weather. Interesting route finding. Camped at Lake Ann and summited next day. Got back to tent late and too tired to hike out so spent another night with Nate and Andrew. Vlato and Norman hiked all night to cars to get to jobs.


RomaK - Sep 15, 2008 3:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Sulphide glacier  Sucess!

Perfect summit day - windless, T-shirt weather at the top. Spectacular views! Don't be discouraged by the gnarly appearance of the summit pyramid from afar. It (i.e. the gully) turned out to be a fun class 3/4 scramble. Climbed up and down the pyramid without using a rope which added some excitement.


lloyd - Sep 6, 2008 11:07 pm

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Fun day with friends, although I didn't bring enough food and I could have eaten a bear by the time we got back to town.


YEM - Aug 10, 2008 1:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

The week before our summit we experienced howling winds, rain and snow all night long. It was near freezing at 9:30 when we left camp with our head between our legs, soaked to the bone. The next week was clear and warm. I felt lucky to stay the night after the climb without any other teams on the mountain. A spectacular climb and the world’s best bathroom view. Thanks Ken, Pam, John, Karl, and Steve.


pkrebs - Aug 4, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Route was in great shape. Incredible views of Mt. Baker and the North Cascades. If going on the weekend, I would recommend getting an early start (3:30-4:00am) to beat the crowds to the summit pyramid.


nigelmcc - Jul 20, 2008 3:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Sulphide  Sucess!

Incredible scenery, fun summit scramble.


bellinghamclimber - Jul 14, 2008 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Awesome climb, great views of Baker  Sucess!

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Words cannot do it justice.


msihl - Jun 3, 2008 10:24 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2008

Alpine Ascents 6 day mountaineering school on Mt Shuksan

Group of 12 people incl. 2 guides from AAI. Very interesting school, crevasse rescue was fun. Unfortunately we had bad weather and rain all the time, keeping us from summitting Mt. Shuksan. We camped right below the Sulphide glacier where we did some of our training. 05/28-06/02/2008


jordansahls - Sep 4, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Long Day  Sucess!

Fischer Chimneys Car to car in 15 hours, very tiring. Great climb, weather sucked at the end. So much different then in the spring. Lots of ice and sketchy bridges to cross.


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.

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