Worm Flows / Swift Glacier Climber's Log

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live4hills

live4hills - May 19, 2017 4:24 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2017

Lucky Weather  Sucess!

The weather this winter has been absolutely crazy. Snow and rain and more snow. I just happened to pick the most perfect weekend to climb. Not a cloud in site, blue skies for days. Perfect snow going up, slushy glissade going down.Such a good day!

bellinghamclimber

bellinghamclimber - Apr 12, 2014 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014

A nice start to the summer climb season  Sucess!

A beautiful day out on the slopes!

Tonka

Tonka - Jun 24, 2013 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

We got a break in crap weather.  Sucess!

We had a great day with decent weather, just a little wind and chill on the summit. Doesnt' seem like most people go to the true summit in winter but we did, and It's also where we ended up getting the best crater views once the fog/clouds cleared. Glissade was perfect.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Big day  Sucess!

Glissade all the way back to bottom...

olymountainman

olymountainman - Jul 1, 2012 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Whiteout Blizzard Climb  Sucess!

We started the climb on a nasty, rainy morning. Once we got to the tree line the rain turned to sleet with some sun breaks. We were hopeful for a clearing at the summit so we pushed on with the quickness. At 6000ft we noticed all the other climbers were turning around, we talked to a few who said it was too nasty up there, We kept going. Then the wind and blowing snow started, i could hardly see my feet, our footprints were gone almost as soon as we stepped out of them. We summited in this and quickly ate soom food and drank some red bulls and then bounced out. With no tracks to follow and zero visability I had to rely on my mountain man instincts to guide us back down. Once we broke out of the clouds we glissaded the rest of the way to the tree line. 6hrs up, 3hrs down, no views :( great climb though.

beaudaddy85

beaudaddy85 - May 18, 2012 6:19 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Snow from trailhead to summit. Awesome experience looking down into the crater. Camped at about 4,000' on a ridge along swift creek just above treeline. 4:30am start and summit around 8am. First hike of the year... Nice Place...

Bluecube22

Bluecube22 - Nov 24, 2011 3:06 pm

worm flows

It was a nice hike up much better than in summer with all the dust being blown in your face 2 summits made.

cdog

cdog - Aug 4, 2011 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2004

spring hike  Sucess!

ran up the Worm Flows route with my girlfriend Amy, en route to PDX for a flight to Arkansas (yeehaw).

MGlasgow35

MGlasgow35 - Jul 5, 2011 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

First Climb  Sucess!

Mt. St. Helens was my first climb and it was great. Lots of people on the route, and all were very nice and encouraging.

funkstuf

funkstuf - Jun 29, 2011 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Very nice day hike. Took 5.5 hrs to the rim from Marble Mtn Sno Park. We took snowshoes and crampons but didn't need either. Glissaded intermittently from the rim to the tree line. The descent was rapid, about 3 hrs. It was nice in the snow and overcast day. Could be work in the sun.

Monopole

Monopole - Apr 4, 2011 11:49 pm

Windy on top!  Sucess!

Great climbing day, though it was really windy at the top, which made the traverse to the true summit a little more work than expected. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic day overall.

jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Jul 5, 2010 2:27 am

Flowing with the Worms

Fun straight forward route. Ascended on Skis the whole way. Wide open fun skiing the whole way down. Climbed with my friend Clint McMahill during our final year of med school.

Bombchaser

Bombchaser - Feb 22, 2010 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010

Solo  Sucess!

Temperatures started mild and then turned very warm by noon. Snow was hard frozen, with hard ice the last 1300 feet. The snow turned a little soft by noon. Took 6.45 hours round trip.

BCJ

BCJ - Feb 20, 2010 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

Bluebird day  Sucess!

Felt more like early summer...wish I would have packed shorts. Up in 3.5 hours, down in 2. Fantastic day on the mountain. Went solo, but there were at least 80 others up there.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jan 3, 2010 9:28 pm

best in Winter  Sucess!

But I have also done this route in summer to, well, avoid certain legal aspects of this climb. there are some killer ski lines on this route that make it worth wile the long approach.

skook

skook - Aug 31, 2009 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Clouds  Sucess!

It was too bad there were so many clouds, but maybe they added something to the photos.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Apr 17, 2009 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009

April Ascent

Stopped by bad conditions at 7600 ft. Fun ski descent.

dirth

dirth - Mar 13, 2009 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Really Fun Ski Lines  Sucess!

Can't say enough about the ski descent. So many options for lines, lots of fun rolls and ridges. Pretty good hiking route too...

BCJ

BCJ - Oct 4, 2008 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2007

Great route  Sucess!

Fun climb and good glissading, but the weather was terrible.

brizza

brizza - Jul 11, 2008 12:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Mt. Saint Helens - Worm Flows  Sucess!

Really fun day. Climbed in my ski boots with Shaun, Travis & Aubrey. Skiing down was awesome.

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