Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

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Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

Mt Rainier/DC Route

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  • Sun, Jun 29, 2014 — Mon, Jun 30, 2014
  • Tacoma Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,790 ft

6:00 AM at TBD


**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.

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Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver



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