Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

Mt Baker/Boulder Glacier

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Fri, Jul 18, 2014 — Sun, Jul 20, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

9:00 AM at USFS Ranger Station, Sedro-Woolley

This is a climb for the Wallace/Warren Seattle Basic SIG.  Registration opens June 16 for non-SIG members.  It appears there will be two open places which will be filled by the first two who sign on June 16.  Leaders permission is NOT required.

Ascend glacier 500-1,000' avoiding small crevasses. Turn N to avoid small buttress, then head W straight up glacier. At about 9,500' traverse SSW .25 mi. to skirt buttress. Be careful of rockfall and crevasses. Ascend steep snow slope for last 500' to summit (10,778'). Although the approach can be arduous this is an exceptional basic glacier climb. It is very beautiful, and a little more remote than the Coleman or the Easton. There are crevasses to negotiate, yet overall route finding is straight forward and the incline is moderate. This is a harder and more demanding route than the other basic routes on Mt Baker.Get permit at the Baker Lake ranger station in Sedro Wooley.


Mount Baker/Boulder Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Trip Reports