Ruth Mountain Climber's Log

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ryanrockets - Aug 15, 2011 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Great spring snow... in August!  Sucess!

Hauled the skis all the way up (on bike trailers from Bellingham) so my buddy could test out his new AT gear. It was worth it! I've never had that many soft, enjoyable turns in August before. Most parties were wearing crampons, judging from the ample boot paths up the ridgeline, and we saw some very large rope teams from below (Mazama groups) that must have crossed over to Icy. I think it was actually safer without mountaineering gear. Case in point: Bellingham Search & Rescue was out that morning to help a guy who punctured his own knee. I saw one tiny crevasse below Rest Rock that was easily avoided. My Australian Shepherd also really enjoyed this summit. Only downers: descending the valley with skis on packs, and all the views obscured by harmless clouds.


dan-o - Aug 12, 2011 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010

Ruth  Sucess!

Nice cruiser, will have to take the skis up there this winter...

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Aug 5, 2011 1:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

A good day out  Sucess!

I went with Gimpilator and Joe which we had a fun climb up, made it up in 5 hours, and 3 hours down. Stellar weather!


fjes6 - Aug 4, 2011 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

Great Vista  Sucess!

Not bad at all, great views of Shuksan.


gimpilator - Aug 4, 2011 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

I've wanted this one for years  Sucess!

A nice easy glacier climb.


Bluecube22 - Jan 11, 2011 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2004

on the summit Solo

This was my first climb ever I stayed on the summit solo for 2 1/2days during that time spent up there I seen over 100 goats on the Nooksak Ridge.during the night I seen the Perseid meteor shower and herd Mount Shucksan north face ice avalanche off what a wake up call.I think I left something in my pants.I know it sounds far fetched but that was one of my best experiences in. the mountains.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:34 am

Ruth Glacier - Icy Peak traverse  Sucess!

Climbed this twice and spent the night on the summit both times. Second time made the traverse to Icy Peak - highly recommended.


project360 - Oct 14, 2009 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008

Ruth... you got me thinking  Sucess!

Need to start seeing other mountains than climbing Baker 4 times in a summer...


geosean - Oct 6, 2009 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008

What a beauty!  Sucess!

Whiteout beset us until we cramponed up at the small rock at the toe of the glacier. As soon as we set foot on the ice the clouds cleared and we were left with a beautiful day and a magnificent climb!


geosean - Oct 6, 2009 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2009

Many crevasses this fall

Large crevasses crossing the whole route blocked my passage. See my trip report "Failed on Ruth" for details.


mvs - Jun 20, 2009 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2003

Beautiful fall climb  Sucess!

With Carlos Pessoa. Climbed an icy glacier including some crevasse jumping! Really wonderful day trip.


nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Ruth Glacier  Sucess!

Great little mountain for noobs. In clouds with poor visibility I took my 17 yr. old daughter to summit. It is a short glacier but many crevasses were open so bring a light rope if you want. On other times I have had great views of backside if Shuksan.


gcap - Aug 27, 2008 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

hennegan pass, august 2008  Sucess!

the GF's first glacier - fun times, love this hike.


metasyn11 - Aug 19, 2008 12:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Ruth Glacier  Sucess!

Indeed a beautiful climb. Roped up on the glacier but probably didn't need to.. snow was firm and crevasses few and easily avoided. Ice axe and crampons were definitely useful. One of the best views I can recollect.


Travis_ - Aug 17, 2008 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Beautiful glacier climb  Sucess!

A great climb and first glacier for me and Chris. Hot but amazing day. I loved the glacier and views. Here are some of my photos.


crzyjt - Jul 15, 2007 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

hannegan pass

Didn't quite make it to the glacier. My partner wasn't feeling well and bailed at the pass. I pushed on, but had trouble following the trail, and I bailed as clouds and weather approached. Looked like a fun climb I may return to someday.


tkoooooooooo - Jul 7, 2007 8:20 pm

milky weather

no success. we got socked in at the top of the ridge above hannegan (sp?) pass. very lovely. wish we could have seen some of the views though. we got close. the steep hill that goes down the the pass is rediculous when it's just wet and no snow. slippery, muddy, rooty mess. i wish i had snow to do some kick steps. oh well. quite an adventure...a cold, dark, rainy adventure. thats how i like my adventures in washington


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:50 am

Glacier  Sucess!

One of the best views in the Cacades


DBaker - Jan 25, 2007 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2006

Crappy Weather  Sucess!

It rained for the entire approach, then snowed for the entire climb. Visability was little more than 100ft most of the time. Summit after about 5 hours. Old Goretex jacket offically no longer waterproof.


ren - Aug 26, 2006 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Route Climbed: Standard  Sucess!

Spent the night on the saddle before Ruth. Thunder storm but awoke to a beautiful morning. Love the N. Cascades. Will return to do Icy peak.

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