Climbing Conditions - Mt. Shuksan

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June 27, 2010: The Shuksan summit pyramid viewed from Sulphide Glacier. NPS/Rob Burrows
June 27, 2010: The Shuksan summit pyramid viewed from Sulphide Glacier. NPS/Rob Burrows

Climbing conditions for northern and southern approaches to Mount Shuksan can be found below. For conditions on other climbs, return to Planning a Climb.

Condition reports come from climbing and wilderness rangers, the voluntary climbing register, and other climbers. To make a climbing report, please email the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount. Please include the route, snow level, any hazards encountered (or not), peak(s) attempted, and whether your party successfully summitted.

All of the climbing routes in the park complex are located in wilderness, but some are wilder than others, and there may be limited or outdated information. Use these reports as a baseline, but plan for changing conditions and a true adventure. On many routes, the discovery, physical stress, and route-finding challenges are half the fun.

Sulphide Glacier 8-17-2017

August 17, 2017 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Info from our recent trip up to the Sulphide on the south side of Shuksan.

 

Fisher Chimeys-SE Ridge August 8, 2017

August 14, 2017 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Photos and conditions report from our recent patrol of the Fisher Chimneys route.

 

Sulphide Glacier- August 5

August 13, 2017 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Photos and information from our August 5th patrol on the south side of Shuksan.

 

Fisher Chimneys

July 22, 2017 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Photos and information from our recent patrol to the Fisher Chimneys area.

 

Mt. Shuksan- Fisher Chimneys

September 02, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Check out photos and conditions from our recent patrol of the Fisher Chimneys.

 

Sulphide Cross Country Zone

August 25, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Check out some route conditions and information about the Sulphide glacier.

 

Sulphide Glacier/Summit Pyramid: 8/5-8/7

August 11, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Conditions update for the bivy sites, Sulphide Glacier, and summit pyramid from our recent patrol.

 

Fisher Chimneys- 7/18/16

July 22, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Photos and conditions from our Fisher Chimneys patrol.

 

Sulphide Glacier 7/9/2016

July 14, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Info from the last patrol to the Sulphide glacier.

 

Climber Report from Fisher Chimneys

June 14, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

Synopsis of recent climber's report from their ascent of the Fisher Chimneys route on Mt. Shuksan.

 

Fisher Chimneys/Sulphide Glacier 8/28/15

August 28, 2015 Posted by: Climbing Ranger

Fisher Chimney - Good Condition with hard ice on Winnie's Slide. Water at both bivy areas. Sulphide - Great shape with a few crevasses that are easily passable. Lower bivy site is very melted out and looks much different than last season.

 

Sulphide Glacier 07/13/2015

July 18, 2015 Posted by: Climbing Ranger

Shannon Ridge is completely dry, one would have to walk a ways to find running water. The "notch" has some running water approximately 200 feet downhill to the NE. People are discouraged from camping here this time of year due to higher impact potential and lack of toilet options. Bear cans are required for camping in this location. Upper and lower bivy toilets on the Sulfide Glacier are in service. Running water is present in both locations. There are significant cracks forming between upper and lower bivy sites that do not normally form until September, these may become hazardous as the season progresses. Route to summit pyramid is otherwise in fine condition, with several cracks beginning to open up. Ravens and Mice are actively getting into climbers food when left unattended

 

Sulphide Glacier Conditions Sept. 19th, 2014

September 21, 2014 Posted by: Climbing Ranger

Approach route has been logged out, is clear of snow, and full of blueberries! Bivi sites and running water available at lower bivis, upper bivis is snow camping with some water available. Large crevasses opening up with tricky snow bridges present. Summit pyramid completely free of snow.

 

Last updated: August 5, 2013

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