Alpine Scramble - Baring 6125

Baring 6125

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8:00 AM at Barclay Creek Trail
From the west or south the scramble of Baring is mostly in the trees. But at the top above the timber, Baring offers excellent views of nearby uplands. Trailhead Directions: Drive US 2 to Baring General Store. Turn left and cross the railroad tracks. Drive on FS Road 6024 to the end of the road to Barclay Creek Trail 1055. Standard Route: Beginning at 2200 feet, walk past the end of the road and do not take the Barclay Creek Trail, but find a climber's trail by a narrow stream. Like many peaks in the Stevens Pass area, Baring is known for its brush. Expect a good amount of brushback and mud within the first 400 feet of elevation gain. The remainder to the first ridge is mostly steep forest on a climber's trail. Ascend steeply on the tread, following the creek to the ridge at 3900 feet. Although inconspicuous in places, the tread becomes a ridgewalk to another steep slope which connects to a boulder basin at 4900 feet. Try to stay on the path as it goes into the basin; it generally trends in a southeastern direction. From the basin scramble up toward the gully and gap between the north and south peaks at about 5600 feet. The basin is filled with snow through mid-May; hopefully some snow will remain for our trip. At the gap, turn left and ascend roughly north toward the summit. Scramble on the left up a small boulder field beneath the summit block (class 2). A number of steep spots on hard dirt, snow, and rock impede your progress. A hand line may be needed on this trip. After the notch, the way is easy to the summit. Bring Ice Axe, Helmet, Crampons (you never know), and the Ten Essentials
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials
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