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Mount St. Helens Climb

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Difficulty: 4/5
Departure time-Return time: Day 1 - Depart NAC, 1200 Return.  Day 2- 2200 (Overnight)
Meeting location: Northwest Adventure Center
Cost: $200

Looking to climb your first volcano? Or enhance your climbing resume? Mount St Helens is the ticket. Come climb with MWR Outdoor Recreation’s climb leader on this overnight adventure to start off your 2023 season. This adventure is two full days, and you should be in adequate physical condition to attempt the climb.  

Mount St. Helens is a popular climb for both beginning and experienced mountaineers. Worm Flow Route: This route gains 5,563 feet in six miles to the crater rim at 8,328 feet elevation. 12 Miles round trip. Although strenuous, this non-technical climb is suitable for experienced hikers in good physical condition who are comfortable scrambling on steep, rugged terrain. Most climbers complete the round trip in eight to twelve hours. While climbing to the crater rim is permitted, entry into the crater is strictly prohibited.

Note: As with all our climbs and summit attempts, these dates are tentative and subject to cancellation based on number of participant sign ups, weather, road and route conditions and avalanche conditions. This trip requires a minimum of 3 people to run.  

Participant restrictions: Ages 18+
Max participants: 10
ODR provides: Transportation, Instruction, Climbing Equipment, Parking fees, Climbing Leader
You pack: Food, water, weather-appropriate clothing, small daypack and waterproof Sturdy-Stiff boots

Preparing for Your Climb: Climbing Information: Explore: Mount St. Helens Institute (

Day 1: 1200 - We will meet at Northwest Adventure Center and sort out gear, load up in the van and head to the trailhead. 3 hours of driving will land us at Marble mount Sno-park, where we will pack up and head into the forest and up on the mountain to base camp.

Day 2: 0300 – We will load up and head to the summit. Nice and easy pace all the way to the summit. Once on top, we will take some pictures, eat some lunch or snacks and start back down. Break down low camp and head on home. We should make it back to JBLM by 2200.

Questions? Ask Outdoor Rec!