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[TR] Mt. Rainier- Fuhrer Finger 6/24/2005

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Climb: Mt. Rainier-Fuhrer Finger

 

Date of Climb: 6/24/2005

 

Trip Report:

Group of 3 of us left for FF friday around 2:30, at bivi on Wapowety Cleaver by 7:30. Left at 2:30 am, napped at around 13k and waited for the temps to drop, then slogged up to the summit in time for sunset. (sat. night) Had an awesome bivi in the crater, stars out and temps dropping low. Running out of fuel, food, and the hords of tourists pouring over the rim prompted us to head down. Rim-Muir in 3 hrs, then 1:45 down to the car. The route was in prime shape with no serious obstacles. We experienced only minor ice/rockfall. ID is still in reasonable shape. I'm not familiar with the DC route but it sure looks nasty at the bottom, the edge of the snowfield is melted out with a 20-30 ft. moat visible........is this normal? Overall excellent weather and the summit bivi was a nice bonus, go light and try it in good weather.

 

Gear Notes:

2 pickets, rope, balls

 

Approach Notes:

Nisqually glacier is good. Nisqually fan (hourglass) on other side is totally melted out but very doable, just loose rubble.

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Sorry for the late post and resulting worthless beta, but yes back when we were on the Finger it was consistent and very skiable.

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