Mount Washington (Oregon) Climber's Log

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dirth - Aug 6, 2009 1:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

"First" "Technical" Summit  Sucess!

I have done a good amount of semi technical climbing although mostly on snow, this was my first "technical" rock peak. Didn't turn out to be technical for me, free climbed the fifth class pitches and setup top-rope belays for the other person I was with who was less comfortable. Good experience, fun mountain.


Pallando - Jul 26, 2009 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

North Ridge  Sucess!

Got the flu saturday, but during the night I thought my fever broke. Woke at 5:00 at Big Lake feeling much better.
Large group, but after going around the wrong trail near some lakes (Hutch's?) lost an hour and a half with no distance gained. Most of the party bailed and went back to camp for some sailing, a friend and my dad bushwacked to the PCT.
Due to illness, very slow going on the climber's trail. Summited at 11:25 from the chimney a little to the west. Roped up for a pitch after the chimney this time, and rapped down the same part. Saw Moni and Fred in the log book, and someone with my dad's name (Jim Prichard, anyone?).
Exhausted as we got sight of Big Lake at 2:45. Flagged down our friends and sailed back to camp.


JGHarrison - Jul 12, 2009 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Nightmare variation of the North Ridge  Sucess!

Headed East around all the pillars on the North ridge to a horribly sketchy loose gully that comes up facing southwest into the main North face...dislodged a giant rock that cut my rope almost in half, and just missed my partner. Do Not recommend this route, definitely stay west of the pillars...good adventure though, but damn...close one.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Mar 26, 2009 12:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Finally climbed this one after all these years, with Moni and Fred Spicker.


oregonmtnman - Dec 11, 2008 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004

North Ridge Route  Sucess!

Made summit with Chemeketans out of Salem, Oregon. Great climb. This mountain is so beautiful. Great views.


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.

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