Mount Washington (Oregon) Climber's Log

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Pallando - Sep 18, 2008 1:22 am

Quick Day Trip from Sisters  Sucess!

I'd been up to the summit block when I was much younger – and no further.
So when my friends said they wanted to climb Washington that day (from Sisters, it's a quick trip) I was a little skeptical.
We made it to the block late (4:30) and were advised to not go further, since roping up makes the trip much longer. We heeded the advice, but decided to do a little free climbing anyway. Much to our surprise, we got quite far up the gulley with no real need for roping up, so we set a 30 minute ultimatum and decided to go as far as we could manage. I stayed behind with the dog (I would not have brought a dog, and definitely not this far) while my friends summited in 8 minutes. We had time for me and a friend to go up and we all made it down before our 30 minute restriction.

Surprised, but next time I'll bring rope.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 15, 2008 8:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Moni and Bob Bolton. Great weather - great day out.


Moni - Sep 11, 2008 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Very fun  Sucess!

With Bob Bolton and Fred. Fine views and fun climb.


bc44caesar - Aug 20, 2008 12:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Did the North Ridge solo. Cold, cloudy, windy day. Lots of loose rock on this peak, but not too hard to find "solid" stuff. No rope, so had to downclimb, but it wasn't any harder than going up. NOT a great climb by any standard, unless you like crumbling choss piles. 2.5 hrs to the summit.

Scott Dusek

Scott Dusek - Jul 13, 2008 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Nice little climb with fun finish. Went cross-country much of the time, thank god for GPS.


Steve Rydin

Steve Rydin - Jul 8, 2008 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003

North Ridge  Sucess!

This was a great climb with a little element of technical thrown in. The weather was perfect, but I could have done without the swarms of flying ants at the summit. The repel was a little tricky due to some high winds, but overall it was a great trip!


KMM - Nov 4, 2007 11:44 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Lost cell phone on N. Ridge  Sucess!

If anyone finds a back and silver Motorola cell on the N.Ridge route please contact me. Most likely it is above the first pitch on the easier scrambling sections. If found you can leave a voice mail at 503-560-2749. I'll pay for shipping and handling plus a 20$ reward. Thanks. Great climb!


KMM - Oct 7, 2007 1:51 am

West Ridge Post 936!  Sucess!

Did the west ridge. I think we did the first pitch that is "not recommended" lots of lose vertical stacked stuff. Tim the man didn't place a single piece on the upper half.


YEM - Aug 20, 2007 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Mazama climb. After 3FJ the day before, this mountain was a welcome relief. The rock was much more reliable and the Sisters were a lot closer.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jul 26, 2007 9:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Pucker up!  Sucess!

Fun climb. Looks like there could be several routes at the summit block. Long day (large group). Climbed with a fixed line and a prusik, Down climbed with a prusik half way then rappeled the rest of the way.


Diggler - Jul 9, 2007 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Exciting pile of rubble!  Sucess!

Last peak of the 2007 Cascade Challenge Volcanofest. Left PCT TH @ 10.01. Made good time & before I knew it, was at the base of the Nose (on the N ridge). Knowing the relative (in)stability of the rock & looking up, I was highly skeptical. Started up, however, & before I knew it was at the top. While not that difficult technically, one of the scariest soloes I've done- thinking-feeling that any of my hand(or foot)holds might go at any time was quite nerve-wracking. Remaining scrambling was fun- summited at 14.08.

Hung out at top & BSd with Grant & Steve (also a CU engineering alum). Great views & terrific weather- weird to finally be on the other side of the Sisters! Descended at 15.57 (really glad to rap' down instead of downclimbing the Nose!), got back to car at 18.50.

Back to Bend for Deschutes food & beer! Great trip & look forward to my next OR Cascade volcano trip!

highice - Feb 1, 2007 8:06 pm

3rd times a charm  Sucess!

tried 2 winter attempts, but got white-out on one and avy conditions on the other. 3rd time was clear, calm and some snow/ice, giving a nice alpine feel.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 22, 2006 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2002

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with a group from Oregon Mountaineers Association. Second time I ever rapelled.


Pawkala - Sep 1, 2006 4:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006

Success under Fire  Sucess!

Went up to take my 4th climb up this beautiful peak. Got to the trail head to find the whole area restricted due to the fires. Some force took over us and we ended up on top and apparently the only ones for the last 10 days. Had a great time even under the threat of the cold fast wind and supposed fire.


Turbo - Aug 14, 2006 2:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Route Climbed: North Ridge  Sucess!

After summiting Three Fingered Jack the day before, our group reached the top of this beautiful mountain. My last peak climbed for the summer. A great climb and one of my favorite panoramic views of any of the Oregon Cascades.

PeterOrth - Jul 24, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Good stuff. Sketchy scramble to the notch. Took the 2nd ramp, then up to the first rap station. Not too bad from there. Bring a 60 meter rope for some cool raps on the way down. Forget downclimbing--that did not look like fun.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 22, 2006 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Tried three days earlier but turned back due to crappy weather. Second time was successful in gorgeous weather. Climbed with Matthew and Rick as part of a 9 day Cascade tour. Trip Report


olsenn - Jul 10, 2006 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

route was essentially snow-free. Lots of mosquitos until the ridge.


cascadetraveler - Jan 20, 2006 9:47 pm

Route Climbed: north ridge Date Climbed: August 1st 2004.  Sucess!

It was the second mountain in as many days. Three fingered jack bieng the first. I would say we started out relunctantly bieng we were all pretty tired from the 13 hours on the trail the day before. We quickly broke into stride gathering yet more momentum for a long scree slog up the ridge to the mountain saddle. The mountain is awsome but very loose. Thje first pitch is quite exposed you can really feel your butt hangin in the wind. The summit erea is quite a bit larger than you might think when gazing up at it. The views are tremendous and the lightening storm was approaching time to bail.


mandrake - Oct 31, 2005 7:41 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003  Sucess!

Loose & crumbly. Three raps off the summit block back to the notch -- glad to not do any downclimbing!

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