The summit block was pretty challenging, super psyched to get there.
via Boston Basin, with Jeremy, Daniel, Eric, Vlad, and others.
Vlad and I had a weekend free and zipped out to and Sahale. It's a lovely day climb, pretty easy and fun.
Long, sweaty slog up to the summit block, but with a new pair of rock climbing shoes on, the scramble part was a breeze, and I made it up and down with nothing more than my rope and a DSLR... and I didn't even need to use the rope. Super amazing day with stunning views, and just the right amount of clouds to create the kinds of atmospherics that'd make Peter Jackson sit up and pay attention
6:43 c2c rope for glacier scramble up and down summit block
I've made two early winter attempts and was turned back in both cases. Then made another spring attempt where we got caught in an out of nowhere lightning storm. I will however be back - it's tough to find a place as beautiful as this!
Climbed solo and made the summit pretty quick. The glacier travel was easy with the cold temps early in the day, but the snow softened up by early afternoon. Bring a rope and harness to rappel from the summit if it's snow covered. Down climbing would have been tough with the fresh snow on top.
Once on the way to Boston, and then again when we decided we wanted to rap off the summit and onto the glacier.
We had been camping in Boston Basin and went up and over Sahale on the way out. I highly recommend doing that - the views on the other side are gorgeous and the trail on that side is easier with a heavy pack.
Spent 2 days in rain and fog on the Sahale glacier, but it finally cleared for 2.5 hours and we summited
Up the Quien Sabe glacier, down Sahale Arm. The weather could have been better due to thick clouds obscuring all but the highest peaks. A really fun (and long) day.
Got up in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Absolutely amazing views in all directions! Final scramble wasn't bad
we made it. The gacier was in white out, then cleared for about 2 hours. We got to the chimney and the fog rolled back in. We summmited and followed our boot tracks back to the glacier camp site. Then spent another day in the rain
Beautiful approach took about 6 hours. Crossed the glacier and climbed the summit after a few groups made their way down. Phenomenal view and a fun easy rappel down. Camped afterward at Pelton Basin. Bugs on the hike back the next day among the worst is ever encountered, but could never hurt the quality of this outing
Summited on a beautiful sunny day. 5 hours to the summit, 6 back(!)
Hiked the arm to the summit rocks solo then turned around. The view cannot be beat.
10/05/14 Climbed with Natasha up the arm. For the final summit pitch I when up the rap route on steep crummy rock. Should have read the description for the summit pitch. Great views. Great hike.
Went solo as a day hike on Sahale Arm. Took alpine rack, pickets, screws, rope. Used the rope.
A pretty straightforward climb up from the Cascade Pass TH, though the steep snow was occasionally dicey in my running-shoe crampons. On to Boston and Buckner! Trip report.
Got within spitting distance of the final summit pyramid climb but snow conditions were sketchy at best and I was solo.