Needle-like summit of...

Needle-like summit of...

Needle-like summit of Thielsen from low on the ridge.
Brian Jenkins
on Mar 14, 2005 9:05 pm
Image ID: 94948


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Scott - Mar 14, 2005 10:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice photo Brian

The lightning rod of the Cascades.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Mar 14, 2005 11:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice photo Brian

Thanks. I always think about that nickname on this one.

M and N Denyer

M and N Denyer - Mar 18, 2005 7:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Beautiful photo

Great shot Brian. first mountain . . . and my first time climbing outside!! =) Natasha

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Mar 18, 2005 7:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful photo

Thanks, Natasha. You picked quite a great one for your first.


lcarreau - May 31, 2008 1:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Why always the

"mixed beta" for Thielsen? Is it
actually easier to summit than
Mount Thomson in WA? The West
Ridge is considered to be the
standard route, right? And if a
person is fit and experienced,
it's not more than 6 hrs. to
the summit and back?? Nice pic!!

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jun 2, 2008 2:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Why always the

Haven't done Thomson so don't know. 6 hours would be a good time roundtrip, I usually end up taking so many photos and enjoying the scenery that it takes me longer but it is one of the shorter of the volcanoes to do with the easy access from the car park.

There does seem to be a variety of opinions as to how technical this is. Personally, I would say 3rd class with some 4th class moves and exposure but I never felt scared or exposed on it (until you look over the north side rim). :-)

Zayzay4naynay - Jul 22, 2009 5:25 pm - Hasn't voted

July 21st 2009

First Mt. second attempt. First time was May 23rd and me and my friend got to the ridgeline where the 4 mile post is but it started raining and hailing sideways so we decided to turn around.
This attempt we drove from Portland OR and arrived at 1:30am and decided to start at 1:45am. Got to summit at 5:45am just in time to watch the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. It was an exhausting but very well worth trip to the top and a beautiful day.

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