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skyclimb

[TR] Mt. Rainier- Gib. Ledges 4/3/2004

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Climb: Mt. Rainier-Gib. Ledges

 

Date of Climb: 4/3/2004

 

Trip Report:

Pen(Dulton), Nate, and myself(skyclimb) decended on the muir snowfield at 4:45 friday evening. A full moon illuminated the hike to muir, and natural air conditioning was at its finest. We reached Muir at 10: something to be pleasently suprised by the elequent and admirable company of Hannah(girlclimber).

We began climbing at 4:45a.m., reached the ledges, did the exit chute, and topped out above gibralter rock. Due to a white-out we didn't summit, but had a great time decending the Ingrahm Direct. We then entered back into the sunshine!

Girlclimber will post a more detailed report, but this route is in condition, and seriously rocks!

It may take her a few days though, because she is going to give the nisqually icefall a try today!

 

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/showphoto.php?photo=4155&size=big&password=&sort=1&cat=503

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Gear Notes:

Crampons, Ice axes and second tool(didn't need)

 

Approach Notes:

Blah,Blah,skies needed, Blah

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Yeah that was weird looking over to Rainier from hood yesterday. There were no clouds on any other mountains except Rainier! Later that day, a cloud descended on Adams summit for a bit as well. Cascades weather - gotta luv it!

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Fun slumber party in the Muir hut, skyclimb wink.gif

 

No attempt on the Icefall though...partners bailed. It appears to be in good shape, so hopefully I'll give it a shot sometime this season.

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