This classic climb to the rim of Mount St. Helens offers an amazing opportunity to reach the top of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular volcano and learn about the area’s natural and cultural history in the comfort of a guided group. Designed for first-time climbers or those wishing to learn from our experienced and knowledgeable mountain guides, the Summit Climb provides an unforgettable adventure to those bold enough to climb an active Cascade volcano!
Led by a professional geologist, you will delve into the fascinating and complex geology of Mount St. Helens, while experiencing it firsthand! The geologist will explain all facets of the geology of Mount St. Helens and answer questions while ascending Monitor Ridge to the rim. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to combine their interests of climbing and geology. Dates marked with asterisks.
|Winter Route (typically June climbs)||Summer Route (typically July climbs or later)|
|Distance||12 miles round-trip||10 miles round-trip|
|Elevation Gain||5,500 ft||4,500 ft|
|Location||Marble Mountain Sno-Park||Climber's Bivouac Trailhead|
|June 2021||July 2021||August 2021||September 2021|
|Saturday, June 19||Saturday, July 3||Sunday, August 1||Saturday, September 4|
|Sunday, June 20||Sunday, July 4||**Saturday, August 7||Sunday, September 5|
|Saturday, June 26||Saturday, July 10||Sunday, August 8||Saturday, September 11|
|Sunday, June 27||Sunday, July 11||Saturday, August 14||Sunday, September 12|
|Saturday, July 17||Sunday, August 15||Saturday, September 18|
|Sunday, July 18||Saturday, August 21||Sunday, September 19|
|Saturday, July 24||Sunday, August 22|
|**Sunday, July 25||Saturday, August 28|
|Saturday, July 31||**Sunday, August 29|