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Jul 15, 2006, 4:11 PM
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Mount St. Helens re-opened to climbers
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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that permits can be bought for ascent to the crater rim. The mountain has been closed since it's last eruption in 2004.


billl7


Jul 15, 2006, 5:04 PM
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I've been to the rim. The ascent is some number of hours on a trail that steepens into something close to a kind of boot trail one might follow up to a climbing crag but ends at the rim before any climbing can be had. Still, it is a worth a look inside if in the area and if the weather is good.

Hmmm, might check out some of those lines on the new dome that are begging for a first ascent as indicated in another thread somewhere.

Bill L

Edit: Here's a link to a current picture of St.Helens. The "route" up to the rim is on the opposite side. Looks like a good day to be up there a the moment.


leapinlizard


Jul 19, 2006, 4:03 PM
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I was just up at Johnston visitor center last week, and at that point it was still a 5 mile distance that was closed off. I did get to see c=some cool little eruptions though..


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