Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)


Basic Alpine Climb - Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

This climb is for Kitsap basic climbing students to get a glacier climb in after the crevasse rescue field trip. We will go from camp to summit and return to the trailhead following the climb. Will be a fairly long day.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

This trip will leave from the campsite used for the crevasse rescue field trip.  See that listing for details.

Leader's permission is required.  This trip will follow the Kitsap Snow II field trip for crevasse rescue on the Easton Glacier, so you will need to attend the field trip to do this climb.  


Sherman Peak/Squak Glacier (Mount Baker)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 80 liters) 
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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