Quite unnerving on the shiny ice of the Heliotrope Ridge in the early morning darkness of summit day. Once we had better light we went up easiy and quickly, stopping only for pictures. Simply awesome beauty up there!
Climbed this with the Seattle Mountaineers to complete my Alpine Climbing Course.
First team to the summit, but we fought a hard battle up the Roman Wall.
Great climb. Warm, windless, sunny morning on the summit was a treat.
Warm day, alpine start would have been preferred to minimize the trudge through the slush. From the saddle to the top thinned the afternoon field. I loved having the summit to myself and the stand on the knob was worth the extra mile.
Awesome weather and good company plus it was the summer solstice all made for about as perfect of a trip as one could hope for. With about 25 tents at the Black Buttes camp it was clear other people felt the same.
Climbed as part of an AAI alpine ice climbing course, would have headed for the North Ridge but it was badly out of condition and we opted for more time ice cragging on the Coleman Icefall and then ran up the Coleman-Deming on the last day.
seriously love this climb, absolutely beautiful
Due to a weather system coming in we made a later than usual summit push and found ourselves watching the sunset while on our way down, the lights of Vancouver were stunning.
Good times and a great first for my girlfriend- now wife!
We were caught in some nasty weather up there, but I know I had a blast.
Guided this route too many times to count.
I too was suprised how easy it was (considering its legacy). We all ran back to the car afterwards along the trail for extra exercise. I lost my brother's camera as a result >.<
I will be back for my beautiful views that I missed. I often reflect on the giant crevasses. Thanks Colin for making it possible!
First time in the mountains, practically ever. Went with other amateurs and stopped at the Roman Wall. Disappointing as now looking back on it we could have made the summit well within our time frame.
It was a fun route. I was surprised at how easy it was.
Lots of adventure on this one.
Spent a day working on crevasse rescue techniques then another day on the climb. Super chill, super classic line with incredible crevasse exposure for the lower 48. Blue-bird day gave us amazing pictures (see contributed images in gallery). Climbed mid-summer, right when the mountain was really beginning to open up. Some real man-eaters up there. On descent, we crossed a snow bridge that we had crossed earlier...only after summit the bridge was only about a foot wide and had a six inch and growing gap in the middle!
Great route. Got stuck on the Coleman in the open under a passing lightning storm...a little scary, but it only lasted about an hour; glad we weren't higher like some others were.
Summited as part of a 3 day skills clinic with AAI. Weather could not have been better, great trip! Here are some photos and brief write-up.
Came up the North side on this climb. I recall the sulpher emmissions at high camp were enough to make you gag.