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Routes in Mount St. Helens
|Monitor Ridge PG13|
|Worm Flows Easy Snow|
|Type:||Snow, 5800 ft|
|Page Views:||1,680 total, 23/month|
|Shared By:||Gokul on Oct 31, 2011|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThis is the most common route up the mountain during the Winter and early Spring. Start at the Marble Mountain Sno-Park (2680') and follow the trail through the woods. Break out above treeline near 4600' and head up the fall line (generally aiming North), and connect with the Monitor Ridge route (might not be obvious) at about 7000', with Swift Glacier to your right. A little over 1000' of uphill from here gets you to the crater rim. Turn left (West) and traverse the rim for about 0.3 miles to make the true high-point on the mountain.
Return along same route - lots of easy glissading to be had in the Winter/Spring. Also well suited to a ski descent.