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.
With pack up Sahale Arm to the fabulous campground, then in the morning after a splendid sunset and all night goat raids at all the other camps (secure your food guys)I scooted up the glacier to the summit, which some use rope for, though it is not necessary. Took the excursion over to Boston too, a deadly little blob of loose rock which still has a near empty summit log book from the 1960s. Do not miss it.
hiked up the sahale arm with my lady and good friends, and when they decided to stop at the top of the arm, i kept going solo up to the top. very fun scramble and gorgeous views the whole way. i LOVE cascade river road.
Went up the Quien Sabe and down the Sahale arm. Long day but cool mountain.
It's been over 20 years - I really need to come back and do this one again.
Been up this a number of times. This is the classic spot to bring friends new to climbing. Easy and quick approach, then a half pitch at summit with a rappel. THE North Cascades classic view out over the peaks of the Ptarmigan Traverse. This way, you can give 'em the bug which leads to the addiction *before* they find out that most North Cascades climbs involve much more suffering... and then it's too late for 'em, they'll probably keep coming back. As opposed to, for example, taking 'em to the Pickets first time out... they'll never go on a climb with you again.
Up to Cascade Pass, up the Sahale Arm and then to the top.