Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver


Basic Glacier Climb - Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

Priority to Everett and Olympia Basic students till 1st May open for other branches later. This is a mentored climb for Neal Kirby (>). Please contact him directly for permission. Notes from Neal K : When contacting Neal, also text him at 360-330-1392. Due to so much junk in email, I seldom look, but understand it is far easier to type and write, so after sending an email, send me a text, too, to let me know you have sent me an email inquiry about the climb. About the climb, this is a multiple day climb with 8,200 feet elevation gain carrying camping and climbing gear, around 45 pounds all but six miles of it. Needless to say, being extremely well conditioned will be very important. We will receive requests to sign up, but will hold off making final decisions upon review of candidates, training, and experience.

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  • Fri, Jun 17, 2022 — Mon, Jun 20, 2022
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 33.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,200 ft
  • Pace: This will be a moderately paced hike and climb.

By email from


Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

  • USGS Glacier Peak West

    USGS Glacier Peak East

    USGS Sloan Peak

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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