Mt Rainier

Destination Details

Hikers

Destination: Mt Rainier / DC Route

Scheduled Activities

Activity Report Summary

Destination Details

Climb
TRIP
12

Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol I
Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide, 2nd ed
Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Vol 1

Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S
Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
USGS Mt Rainier East
USGS Mt Rainier West
Mount Rainier National Park
Yes
Basic Glacier Climb
0 (mi. RT)
0 (ft)
II
Basic Climb
Paradise Ranger Station / 360-569-2211 x2314
WA
Description

**REMINDER** This climb is subject to the PRIORITY CLIMBS LIST. Please verify that your branch has priority for this climb.

From Camp Muir follow obvious traverse of the upper Cowlitz and scramble the Cathedral Rocks Ridge to gain access to the Ingraham Glacier (10,500'). Traverse the glacier (Ingraham Flats) to the lower S base of Disappointment Cleaver. This traverse should be done as quickly as possible due to overhanging seracs. The route onto the Cleaver is approximately 300' above the CleaverÍs nose. Continue to the top of the Cleaver (12,300'), and climb as directly to the E crater rim as crevasses will allow. To gain the true summit, scramble down into the crater and cross directly to the W crater rim. The summit register is just below and NE of the true summit (14,411') by a large boulder. Be aware of rockfall danger on the Cleaver after June. Alternate base camp sites can be located on the Muir snowfield (just below Camp Muir) and on the Ingraham Flats (just above Cathedral Rocks Ridge). Treat or boil water at all camps. Be prepared to pack out all solid human waste. Excellent physical conditioning is mandatory. A smaller party size is recommended to minimize impact. A climbing fee is required.

This activity is approved for credit: Yes

Participant Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Completed Courses

Basic Climbing - Bellingham
Basic Climbing - Everett
Basic Climbing - Kitsap
Basic Climbing - Olympia
Basic Climbing - Seattle
Basic Climbing - Tacoma
Basic Climbing - Wenatchee
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma
Basic Climbing Equivalency - Wenatchee

Leader Prerequisites

Enrolled Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

Completed Courses

Intermediate Climbing - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing - Everett
Intermediate Climbing - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing - Tacoma
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Bellingham
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Everett
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Kitsap
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Olympia
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Seattle
Intermediate Climbing Equivalency - Tacoma

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