Ran up CC in the night with Jonah and Sandeep as rescue support for the Helo. 5 and a bit hours from car to summit then across to west ridge to locate our friend/subject. Good outcome. Took longer to wander down but the views were better with sunlight. While descending Sandeep learned the meaning of lolly-gagging and how to do so ; )
Scree climb and Class 3 scramble to steep snow chutes on left for last 1,500 ft to false summit. Snow was soft but consolidated underneath. Ridge to summit mostly snow free. Too the "Variation #1" chute down - big mistake - water fall for last 1,500 ft. with nasty snow bridge at bottom. Fun climb, except for the part back up to Long's Pass.
Pretty uneventful. Cairns between false summit and summit can be a bit misleading but stay high on the ridge and youll be good. Left the car at 5:30 and was back at a little after 6:00 and thats including farting around quite a bit. Getting back up to Long's Pass was the hardest part thanks to the bog and then snow thats lingering.
A chossy mess of a route most of the way up but still enjoyable nonetheless. Somewhat foggy at summit but still views to be seen! Even got a glissade in.
Climbed/skied "Variation 1" to the west of the Cascadian to the false summit. Decided the last couple hundred feet of snow to the summit in the blistering sun wasn't a good idea. I've been thinking about this climb for several years and hope to make it back again some time soon.
My first on the Bulger list! Did this with some new amazing friends as a day trip. Ended up being 15.5 hours and I have to admit, it kicked my butt but was the best ever. Being the first on the Bulger list and the beginning of new friendships, it will always be special to me. Although, I doubt I will repeat this one!
Sherpa Glacier, Ice Cliff Glacier, North ridge (multiple), Stuart Glacier Couloir, West Ridge solo in a day in running shoes, South Face to West Ridge, Cascadian Couloir (as speed climb - 3 hours car to summit).
This was a lot more enjoyable than I was looking forward to. I thought it was going to be an endless dirty slog. It is very long, but the rock formations and scenery keep you moving. There is a nice ledge at the top of the couloir that would fit 3-4 tents. I want to stay there next time.
Slog route. But I made my peak.
Went up with some buddys from SAR. It was an awesome trip!
First time climbed the Cascadian Couloir, fine going up, kind of a long pain in the neck going down. Really fun scrambling near the top. The second time I climbed the West Ridge with my friend Andy in August 2007, with a great camping spot near Ingalls Lake. A long and complicated but fun route.
Climbed the West Ridge. Incredible day on the mountain. 10 hrs to get up it and 1 1/2 to get down (didn't feel like a bivy with cold beer waiting at camp). My knees won't let me forget about that anytime soon. Free-solo'd the last pitch which proved very exiting!
I have attempted Stuart twice in April and both times been blown off by wind and snow - Sherpa Glacier and Ice Cliff Glacier routes. Stil, I love this mountain for its ruggedness and beauty. If only she would let me get on top!
Fellow SP member "Gimpilator" and I did this as a one-day trek. 8000' total elevation gain and 13.25 hours (including one hour at the summit). Perfect weather conditions, and the awesome view from the summit made the entire climb worth it. One of my all-time favorite climbs.
A wonderful 2 day climb with good weather and a great climbing partner. Climbed with Marnel on her first trip up a mountain. Well done Marnel! 5 1/2 hours creek to summit, 5 hour slide down the scree, then the trudge back over Longs pass. Long day but a great experience.
Just under 14 hours from car to car, with one hour on the summit. Redwic and I came over Longs Pass and went up and down the Cascadian Couloir. A wonderful day!
Mount Stuart is not screwing around. This is a long and demanding climb that will test your patience and endurance. The snowfield below the false summit could be avoided except for one small part.
Camped at Ingalls Pass, which turned out to be a bit far from the West Ridge (we aren't the earliest risers or fastest hikers), especially since we did the full West Ridge instead of the second gully. Got to the summit at 6. Bivied in the trees at 7000 ft in the Cascadian Couloir.
Still a lot of snow on approach and on route. Climbed with Denny - some 5.6 variations. Great day, great weather, horrible descent via the cascadian. Ascent gully to summit in 7 hours.
Camped at Longs Pass, left at 5 in the morning for a hard day. Finally reached the summit at about 1:30 to nice skies and good weather, and about an hour into the descent a thunderstorm rolled in really quick. I was at the top of the couloir when the false summit was struck by lightning, and I booked it down to Ingalls Creek as fast as I could. From there I waited out the thunderstorm for about 2 hours until returning to my camp at Longs pass. It was a hard day, the snow was soft which was slow going. The final summit ridge had some incredible views, but be careful to stay away from the old cornices and away from the north side as much as possible... its a long way down there. I would recommend bringing someone else along because it is really steep and rocky, and it would have been nice to have a little extra security.