Ascent to Mount Saint Helens-Monitor Ridge Summit on 2013-11-13

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Jeremy B
David L
Angie B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Mount Saint Helens - Monitor Ridge Summit
    Elevation:8284 ft / 2524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Third trip to the rim, but the first time we've had the whole mountain to ourselves!
An incredible sunset above the clouds!

There was just enough snow around the rocks on the lower half of Monitor Ridge to make things surprisingly dicey. Very little snow below timberline.

Gear malfunctions for one party member added to the 'intrigue' and extended the time frame. Elapsed time ~ 12hours

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4584 ft / 1397 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Monitor Ridge
    Trailhead:Climbers Bivouac  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cloud deck at 6000', above it for summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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