Ruth Mountain Climber's Log

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Norman - Aug 19, 2006 3:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

Ruth Mountain  Sucess!

Nick and I climbed Ruth on our way back out from trying for Challenger. We climbed up onto the Ruth Arm with superb views in every direction. We had an extra day, so we bivied on a flat spot in the trees. We had the mountain all to ourselves.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Feb 23, 2006 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1991

Route Climbed: North slope from Hannegan Pass  Sucess!

Four hours from car to summit. A great summit close to the road, easily doable in a day. The most amazing views of the Price Glacier on Mt. Shuksan.

dicey - Sep 4, 2005 1:52 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 2001, 2005 (july)  Sucess!

with Hannegan - 2005

with Icy - 2001

cusmx5 - Jul 19, 2005 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: Hannegan Pass / standard route Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Scramble up the gully above Hannegan was the usual muddy mess. Almost no snow on the bench above, so much safer. Some small crevasses showing on the glacier, but not open. We roped up for the trip to the summit. Nooksack Cirque and Shuksan were mostly obscured by clouds. Still, a fun day, although long.


iluka - May 25, 2005 12:17 pm

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: May 15, 2004  Sucess!

We skied this one.and had a great 1000 feet of perfect corn snow coming off the summit. Great views of Shuksan from the top.

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - Oct 13, 2004 2:04 am

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!

Spent a fantastic weekend with Peter, Magnus & Bala. Despite poor visibility, really enjoyed the route finding and crevass negotiation. Quite a spectacular glacier for such a small mountain. Going in October I'm sure helped!


pksander - Oct 12, 2004 6:07 pm

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!

A great day of climbing with Bala, Eileen, and Magnus... The glacier was very broken up and made for a nice meandering approach. Excellent weather coming down...


mt_daydream - Oct 12, 2004 2:35 pm

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004  Sucess!

Had a great time with SPers Eileen, Peter, and Magnus. It rained on us pretty hard on the previous day and it remained cloudy on the summit day. The glacier was quite broken up, and there were a couple of interesting snow bridges across huge crevasses to cross. The sun came out when we were on our way back and presented some amazing views!


esugi - Jul 14, 2004 12:41 am

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier (west side traverse) Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

Summitted from Hannegan Trailhead in 4hr 15 minutes. Beautiful day with great views all around. Gentle glacier slope and only saw 3 or 4 minor crevasses (none we had to cross over).


schitthaedt - Sep 15, 2003 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: August 8th, 2003  Sucess!

Easy hike, with a little snow and spectacular views thrown in. Took an iceaxe, didn't need crampons, foot-glissaded the whole way down.


scot'teryx - Dec 7, 2002 8:55 pm

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: December 7, 2002  Sucess!

Awesome day, route was easy and the glacier was easy to navigate w/o ropes. Incredible views of shuksan and the pickets

started at TH @ 8am and to the summit by noon

Left summit at 1245 and back to car by 315

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 8:26 am

Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: Spring '95  Sucess!

Climbed the Ruth Glacier route from Hannegan Pass. Many large downed trees blocked the Hannegan Pass Road a few miles from the trailhead. New snow from a spring snow storm, and warm weather a few days later when we climbed, made for interesting wet slide conditions. Some exciting avalanches came off of the Northern slopes of Shuksan. All in all, a great climb.

BicRungee - Jul 10, 2002 4:31 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: August, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed with the chupacabra which was a bit of a nightmare. Very nice climb though.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Mar 15, 2002 5:50 am

Route Climbed: North slopes Date Climbed: June 1997  Sucess!

Two weeks after summitting nearby Mt. Shuksan, Duane and I and another friend returned to the area for a climb of Ruth. There was still lots of snow even below Hannegan Pass, so it was entirely a snow climb. Someday I want to go back and camp near Hannegan, then get up early for sunrise photos of the eastern slopes of Shuksan!

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