Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 1987-05-03

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Dave Allen
Clay Walker
Leon Cheney
Date:Sunday, May 3, 1987
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

On the first weekend and second day that climbing the volcano was again allowed after the eruption, several of us joined the pre-permit throngs on the peak. It was a great day, with a heat wave making it very pleasant to be on the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4593 ft / 1399 m
    Route:Monitor Ridge
    Trailhead:Climber's Bivouac  3740 ft / 1139 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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