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Mount Adams Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,276'
Location: 46.2007, -121.5022 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006  with updates from Kyle Tarry
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Mt. Adams-1975. Photo by Blitzo.


This gorgeous volcano, at the north end of White Salmon Valley, is Washington's second highest peak.
It was known to the Native Americans as Klickitat.
The summit is easily reached by the "South Spur".

Getting There 

Approaches will be described with the route descriptions.
For more complete information refer to "CASCADE ALPINE GUIDE-Columbia River to Stevens Pass" by Fred Beckey.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Adams

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Adams:
South Spur        Trad, Alpine   
Adams Glacier   AI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 4700'   
Mazama Glacier Headwall        Alpine   
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Featured Route For Mount Adams
Rock Climbing Photo: Adams Glacier on July 12, 2012.

Adams Glacier AI2-3  Washington : Southwest Cascades : Mount Adams
The Adams Glacier is on Mt. Adams's N /NW face. The route generally starts at the base of the glacier on the right side, and ascends fairly straight up, sticking to the right 1/3 of the glacier for the majority of the climb. (Of course, the exact route may vary by year, season, and conditions.) The upper icefall can be passed on either side, Nelson and Potterfield show the route going around the left, my party went on the right. Above this icefall is a false-summit plateau. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Victory headstand!
Victory headstand!
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The trials of marriage. Waiting, not resting.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Adams from Mt. St. Helens. 1974. Photo by Blitz...
Mt Adams from Mt. St. Helens. 1974. Photo by Blitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Adams from Mt Rainier, fifty miles away. Photo...
Mt. Adams from Mt Rainier, fifty miles away. Photo...

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