Mount Baring/Northwest Ridge


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Baring/Northwest Ridge

For Basic Climb Course - priority to Tacoma Branch

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  • Sat, Apr 22, 2017
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

To Be Determined

Fast pace, early season climb of Mount Baring.  Approach is on steep, muddy, intermittent climbers trail / bushwhack to the ridge.  Left along ridge until cliff.  Then right bypassing cliffs often on icy steep forested slope to saddle from which we access the upper basin.  The basin and gully to final saddle between Baring peaks can have deep snow.  We will bring a 30m rope and pickets to protect steep accent to final summit approach. Be extremely careful for cornices.


Mount Baring/Northwest Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Helmet
  • micro spikes
  • snow shoes - carry decision at TH
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