West Ridge Climber's Log

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rtgomez90 - Jul 30, 2019 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2018

w ridge  Sucess!

Bivy at base of rte 5 pitches on top 14 hr day


nickmech - Aug 26, 2016 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

Big Mountain  Sucess!

Took us all day but made the summit just before dark and unplanned bivy below the summit until the sun rose and down the Cascadian couloir. Whew!


olymountainman - Jan 12, 2014 11:05 pm

West Ridge Proper  Sucess!

Good route.


Vinny - Aug 26, 2013 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

yuck  Sucess!

Great day out with Lawrence, Alex, Tobae, Tim and Khanh- great peeps. Though I'm not sure why this route gets so much hype. Highlight was the bivy cave S under summit- even protected from wind by snow for water- sleeps 6. I'd love to see an overview of summitblock since I have done it a couple ways now. We descended East ridge trying to get to Sherpa WR but pulled the plug. Tired and complex ridge.


Norman - Aug 11, 2013 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

Unforgettable  Sucess!

Very good weather, but route finding proved to be a challenge. We summited at 8:00PM, took a couple of pictures and started down. Lots of bivy sites. Picked one at about 8,000 feet just before dark. Not to bad, but memorable and not planned. Stars and city lights were our company all night. Descended Cascadian.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 30, 2010 9:44 am

A couple of times in a day  Sucess!

Climbed in October in a day, solo, in running shoes. Another time in early season via the big couloir on the south face to the west ridge notch finishing on the west ridge.


laurel - Jul 2, 2009 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Beautiful  Sucess!

Camped at Ingalls Pass, which turned out to be a bit far from the West Ridge (we aren't the earliest risers or fastest hikers), especially since we did the full West Ridge instead of the second gully. Got to the summit at 6. Bivied in the trees at 7000 ft in the Cascadian Couloir.


gcap - Jun 29, 2009 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2009

Great climb  Sucess!

some 5.6 variations.


mybackyard - Sep 30, 2008 11:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2008

Yosemite Granite in the Cascades  Sucess!

Left my car at 4pm and bivied near Ingalls Lake. About an hour hike to the second couloir. Fun climbing with fantastic views of the entire range. I chose the fifth class section of the Long John section on account that the fourth class side looked loose and dirty. Found the fixed pin on the summit block. The summit pyramid having the best, most exposed and exciting climbing and routefinding. Cascadian descent and back to the car at 5pm.


johngo - Sep 4, 2008 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

detailed trip report  Sucess!

Hi folks,

I wrote a very detailed trip report for my own climbing journal after my ascent. I posted it as a .pdf to my personal website. I think anyone considering climbing the West Ridge or Stuart will find it very useful. Check it out:



mcmedved - Jul 1, 2008 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2008

Stuart-West Ridge

Attempted full West Ridge. Late start, off route, 5.9 climbing in mountaineering boots, night time retreat. A bit short of the top, a great experience though.


bacrossman - Sep 10, 2007 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Nice long route  Sucess!

It was a long route, and felt good to be done. Late season descent down the Cascadian sucked, and the rock on route was not nearly as good as I expected. It was a fun climb regardless.

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