Mount Washington Climber's Log

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marygilbert - Aug 28, 2003 4:21 pm

Route Climbed: Lions Head Hike Date Climbed: Autumn,2002  Sucess!

A Wonderful Walk, with the Autumn foliage in full color. A highly recommended time of year !!!!


Flanders - Aug 22, 2003 11:24 am

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: September 25, 2002  Sucess!

Crowded on the bottom, cowded on the top - came across few in between.

Notorious weather was nowhere to be found. Sunny and felt like mid-50s at the top with a moderate breeze.

Came down Lion Head

Jurasek - Aug 16, 2003 9:52 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Trail Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Hiked with AMC group of 8 people. Entire trip took 4 hours and 15 minutes. Started to pour just below the summit while still on the rocks. There were also lightning warnings issued at the summit. Therefore I decided to pay the $24 and take the hikers shuttle down. While there was nothing to see at the summit, I felt a great sence of accomplishment as this was my first major peak bagged. I also enjoyed a hot dog and cold drink at the summit cafeteria.


fox5659 - Aug 7, 2003 11:24 am

Route Climbed: Left from the Cog RR Station Date Climbed: August, 1974  Sucess!

Fresh out of school my buddy George and I decided to hitchhike to NH. We Spent some time bashing through the woods around Franconia Notch and then on our way home decided to swing up to the presidentials. We got a ride to the Cog RR and hiked up from there without maps or any idea of trails. We just kept going up. We reached the top in the fog and we thought we had wasted a morning until the wind started to blow. The sun came out and we had the most spectacular weather and views. Idiots luck I guess.


Alpinist - Aug 5, 2003 7:58 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Winter Route Date Climbed: January 25, 2003  Sucess!

It was a balmy -4 degrees at the summit with 40 MPH winds. My teeth are still chattering.


mike_lindacher - Jul 21, 2003 8:54 pm

Route Climbed: Via Gulfside Trai Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

Believe it or not, the "civiliation" atop Washington is both a welcome and startling sight as part of the Presidential Traverse. Massive summit. You'll appreciate the restrooms, chocolate chip cookies, and chili. You'll appreciate, even more, the remainder of the less-congested Range.


Norm - Jul 21, 2003 9:23 am

Route Climbed: Huntington Ravine up, Lion's Head down Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Awesome day for a hike. The rocks on the ravine were dry as a bone (except for a tiny trickle at the slab above the fan). Saw three rock climbers to the left of the slab going vertical. Above the headwall there was almost no wind. At the summit, the place was loaded with tourists. The trail down (Tuckerman Ravine trail on the way to Lion's Head) was very crowded. Fewer people on the Lion's head trail, but still busy. Just a little bit of snow is left on Tucks headwall.....Stopped for post hike food at the new Red Fox on Rt16...tried the wood oven baked opinion is to skip the place and get a Flatbread pizza instead.


abn373 - Jun 16, 2003 11:16 pm

Route Climbed: Gulfside Trail Date Climbed: June 9, 2003  Sucess!

Gulfside trail as part of a presidential traverse. Driving winds covered everything with frost/ice. Made the rocks real slippery.


climber46 - Apr 26, 2003 3:37 pm

Route Climbed: Huntington Ravine(up), Tuckerman Rav.(down) Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002  Sucess!

I had been wanting to climb Mt. Washington via Huntington Ravine for a couple of years. I finally got my chance when my friend Robert agreed to go with me. We left his house at 3am in the morning in order to get to the trailhead at 8am. Hunting Ravine was as spectacular as I had heard that it was. The boulder field below actually seemed to be the toughest part. While there was more exposure higher up, the slabs were easier. Once we reached the top of Huntington Ravine, we were hiking on the tableland above treeline for about a mile til we reached the tourist-infested summit. Once at the summit, we began descending the Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail. This hike ties for my 2nd best ever! (#1=Katahdin)

Here is Robert and I hiking the so-called "crux" of Hunting Ravine. There was a section much further up that I considered more difficult but overall the route was not that difficult.


rcorby2 - Mar 22, 2003 5:44 am

Route Climbed: Pinnacle Gulley Date Climbed: March 11, 2003

We moved a little slow and didn't top out Pinnacle with enough time to hit the summit. Other wise, a great climb on a very fat Pinnacle - 3 full pitches including the last little ice wall exiting the gulley on the climbers right.


sskeep - Mar 9, 2003 2:09 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: March 7, 2003  Sucess!

Pat, Steve, Scott and Darryl came back in 2003 after not making the summit in 2002 due to weather. Had a perfect day with 50 mile views! Not too many people around for a Friday.

Pencil Pusher

Pencil Pusher - Mar 7, 2003 12:03 am

Route Climbed: Lionshead winter Date Climbed: December 20ish, 1998  Sucess!

Another gumby classic. Drove there without a clue, bought a map there and spent the night at the Hermit hut area. Then carried all that overnight gear (why?) up to the top with some cool snow/wind swept ice on the structures up there. Got passed by everyone and their brother wondering who the fool with the heavy pack was. It was nice to buy some candy from the hut keeper... what a luxury.


big_g - Mar 3, 2003 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2000

Route Climbed: AT  Sucess!

Finally arrived at the famous Mt. Washington. Clouds came in during the short ascent from the hut and I couldn't see anything from the summit, however, they blew in and out while I was up there so I did get to see some spectacular views. A few phone calls from the visitor center and I coordinated an indistinct webcam picture.


LIZqwertyuiop - Feb 17, 2003 10:19 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Winter Date Climbed: February  Sucess!

The weather could not have been better for my first summit!

I climbed with the Ohio State University Mountaineers Club over President's day weekend. It was crowded, but definatly worth it. Left camp at about 8 am and summited under a clear blue sky around noon. Winds were about 45 mph, but not as daunting as I thought they'd be.


jt_walsh - Jan 21, 2003 6:35 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Winter Route Date Climbed: Jan. 19 2003  Sucess!

Very nice climb. Cold but perfect conditions. Didn't see the famous Washington wind but it was not missed. I will be back in the summer I loved the mountain and the area.


marcminish - Jan 19, 2003 7:07 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: January 17, 2003  Sucess!

The most pristine weather imagineable, especially for Mt. Washington... clear skies and virtually NO wind. It was incredible. Amazing views that I had never seen before even though I have already summited this mountain twice.


mnclimber - Dec 5, 2002 12:34 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's Ravine Date Climbed: November 26, 2002  Sucess!

Great climb. Reached summit around 2:15pm. Headwall was a great time. Visiblity above headwall wasn't that great. We were too cold to take a picture up top, but did sign the summit log at the top.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 1, 2002 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: up Tuckerman Ravine/down Lion Head Date Climbed: September 25, 2002  Sucess!

Climbed with my buddy Brian. About 1/4 of a mile into the hike we were stopped by a flagman on the trail a bit ahead of a large earthmover that was digging erosion control burms. It was hilarious that about 5 of us hikers were lined up like cars in a construction zone on a highway waiting for them to let us pass through.

Made the Hermit Lake Hut shortly and continued on up the hike scrambling over the rocks and enjoying the awesome views. Had great weather which everyone on the trail was making sure we knew "never happened."

Somewhere above the ravine and saddle in the boulder section we met up with an older gentleman who told stories of hiking in Nepal and how Alaska has changed so much and how Barrow will be under water soon. He was a really cool guy. Just below the summit I got my first view of the circus up top when we could see cars and motorcycles zooming past. What a weird feeling to climb for 3 to 4 hours alone and then almost get hit by a car at the summit.

Got frustrated waiting my turn at the summit post with all the tourists who drove there and were smoking and carrying on. We pushed our way to the marker feeling like we deserved it more and took our pictures.

For the descent we decided to take Lion Head and enjoyed that down. Towards the end though the constant pounding on the rocks started to drain us (and our feet) and we were glad to get down, buy some Tuckerman Ravine stickers and go get some fast food. Overall, this was an awesome fun mountain though despite the zoo at the summit and we got lucky with the weather.

christoph wolz

christoph wolz - Sep 17, 2002 4:24 am

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Trail Date Climbed: 14 September 2002  Sucess!

With good weather conditions we climbed up through the ravine and over endless rocks up to the summit; it took us 3 h 10 min; on the summit it was windy, but not too much; one minute it was sunny, the next we were in clouds of fog; beautiful scenario!

We descended on Lion Head Trail in about 2 h 25 min and the knees suffered quite a bit!


mjm2167 - Sep 16, 2002 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckermans / Lionshead Date Climbed: 5/25/95 First Time  Sucess!

This was a goal of mine when I first started. I have sense the mid 90's reached the top several times.

I never seem to get tired of this Mountain.

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