Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver


Basic Glacier Climb - Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

This is a mentored lead for Nathan Starr. Please request permission from him. Kitsap students, climbers and recent basic graduates with long backpacking experience have priority until July 6. Other branches, please don't request until June 15.

  • Thu, Jul 27, 2023 — Sun, Jul 30, 2023
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 36.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,545 ft
  • Pace: 1000ft/hr

TH early morning July 27 or carpools TBD.

Please contact Nate Starr for permission requests and inquiries. Leader permission for basic students contingent on passing crevasse rescue and glacier travel. Unless you have experience with multiple long, strenuous backpacks, this should not be your first glacier climb.

Possible itinerary:

July 27: White Pass 

July 28: Glacier Gap 

July 29: Pre-dawn departure for summit. Down to alpine tarn.

July 30: Early start. Out and optional meal.


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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