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South Face of St. Helens

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Length

5.9 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


Ascent

Elevation

5,560' 1,695 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

18%

Avg Slope (10°)

54%

Max Slope (28°)

8,198' 2,499 m

High

2,641' 805 m

Low

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, South — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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Typical ascent of St. Helens with access to lots of terrain options.

Jacob Winey

Overview

A Climbing Pass is required for climbing St. Helens (mshinstitute.org/explore/cl…)

National Forest Recreation Pass required for parking at the Marble Mountain Sno-Park.
Features: -none-

Description

This is the track for the usual snow route up Mt. Saint Helens. Park at the Marble Mountain Sno-Park and head north up the trail towards St. Helens. This will lead you to the bottom of the worms, which are open gullies formed from volcanic flows. There will probably be an obvious trail up the south face. Once you clear the trees, the summit is visible, you just have to skin the remaining 4,500' to the summit. There are some rocks to navigate at the bottom, after that, just switchback your way up until the summit.

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Mar 13, 2018
Tony VanDomelen
First 3 miles easy last 3 hard 6mi
May 28, 2017
Madelynn Scherrer
First BC ski! Ate it 200 ft from summit because I have never used these skis before, but I so loved the whole day! (even flopping like an idiot) 6mi

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