Update: here's another, more in-depth, article about MSHI working against open access to the north climb route.
You may recall a few years ago there were plans to build a north climb route to the crater in St Helens. Well, it's there, but you can't hike it unless you pay for a sold out guided hike (also here) from the Mt St Helens Institute - based on the latest decision from the Forest Service. Not exactly open access. Perhaps in the coming years it will open to the public.