John Adams High School  John Adams High School, Portland, Oregon 1969 to 1981

Mt. Washington Climb 1972

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 route

Mt. Washington from the SE, showing East Face and West Ridge. Our route to the summit followed the north ridge and then the north face, on the opposite side of this image.

Pausing to rest on the hike to Mt. Washington.

Pausing to rest on the hike to Mt. Washington. A group of about 8 drove to Mt. Washington early in the morning. We hustled along the 3 mile trail to the north ridge approach. We roped up to cross a gap at the base of the summit pinnacle and scrambled to the summit. Rated a 5.3, climbing was not hairy.

Ron Hohnstein and Leo Fitzpatrick

Ron Hohnstein and Leo Fitzpatrick take a look back at the route.

Steve Frein and Ron Milloy on ridge to Mt. Washington

Steve Frein and Ron Milloy on scree slope.

John Harvey

John Harvey ascends north ridge.

Brian Moertel ready to ascend the Alpenjager chimney.

Standing on the summit: Leo Fitzpatrick, Ron Hohnstein, Pat Flannagan, John Harvey, Steve Frein, and Ron Milloy signing the registry.

Descending North Face route, Mt. Washington

Descending North Face route, Mt. Washington: Ron Hohnstein, Ron Milloy, John Harvey, Steve Frein, Leo Fitzpatrick