Mount Washington Climber's Log

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paclimber - Mar 2, 2004 1:46 pm

Route Climbed: Lion Head Date Climbed: February 27, 2004  Sucess!

Magnificent day for a climb. Summit Conditions at 6:00 AM: 11 degrees, 40 mph winds, 110 miles visibility. Winds were non-existent early, even above tree line and around Lion Head. Not until above alpine gardens did winds pick up.


crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's Ravine Date Climbed: February 12, 1997  Sucess!

Bagged this peak many times via Jewell, Boott Spur, and as part of a traverse up the Jefferson's Caps Ridge, over Clay, Washington, Monroe, and down the Ammonusic Ravine. The worst part about that one is walking back up the road to the Caps trailhead. The most fun was on February 12, 1997, up and down Tuckerman's. Air temp in Pinkham notch was about 15F and the winds were pretty calm. Snow conditions were excellent for hiking, no snowshoes needed on the lower part of the mountain, thin crunchy rime and hoar up on the summit dome (no crampons needed). Fun!


mtwashingtonmonroe - Dec 29, 2003 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2003  Sucess!

This was my first trip to the White Mountains and definately won't be my last. I took the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to the Lake of Clouds hut and then climbed Mount Monroe as well. Then I took the Crawford Path to the summit. The views were more than undescribable. It was a wonderful day for a hike and we had some fun on the scrambling sections. The winds were about 35mph avg. The temp. hung around 45 the entire day and it was beautiful. We descended via the Gulfside/Jewell Trail to see the Great Gulf and it was beautiful. I'll definately be making the trip again and I'd like to do the Northern peaks as well because we had bad weather the rest of our stay. It is a wonderful trip and the views are amazing.


demo1427 - Nov 24, 2003 6:17 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Winter Route Date Climbed: January 4-5, 2002  Sucess!

1st Successful Winter Summit. Have been 3-4 times per winter since then. Last summit was November 16th, 2003. Clear and sunny, not typical late fall weather.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 23, 2003 9:28 am

Route Climbed: Tuckerman / Lion Head Date Climbed: November 21, 2003  Sucess!

Unfortunately most of the snow had melted and conditions were pretty good. Some good wind gusts.


Lippo - Nov 22, 2003 7:49 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Summer Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

My first hike after 20 years. Became addicted. Started hiking Washington every month. Provided great training for western mountains.


Boula - Nov 3, 2003 7:41 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: May 1988  Sucess!

My first of many climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, this was my first real climb.

kcote - Oct 27, 2003 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: october 2003  Sucess!

This is a great hike. Great elevation. The only negative point: There is too much people on the summit!

Sylvain - Oct 16, 2003 12:10 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine + Lion Head Date Climbed: october 12, 2003  Sucess!

This is a great hike. It also has a great elevation gain for an eastern mountain (about 1300m). The only negative point to this mountain is the Auto Road (too much people on the summit with no effort).


Bill562 - Oct 1, 2003 11:10 am

Route Climbed: Crawford Notch Date Climbed: 8/21/2002  Sucess!

Easy hike up via Lake in the Clouds Hut and on to the summit. Summit visibility zero, bunch of cars, trail crowded with kids, dogs , AT hikers, bleeding teens carrying canoes.


dp - Aug 31, 2003 1:46 am

Route Climbed: Huntington Ravine, Boott Spur, ?others? Date Climbed: 1970's  Sucess!

Multiple ascents in summer and fall in college; snow in August on multiple occasions (including my very first ascent- via the cog railway as a little kid!)


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.

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