Meany Crest


Basic Glacier Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

Basic Glacier climb for Everett students

  • Fri, Jun 21, 2024 — Sat, Jun 22, 2024
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Snow Scramble, Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,200 ft

Trip will start on Friday or Saturday. Choosing best weather day or availability of camping permit. Be available for either start day.  

Little Tahoma/East Shoulder, approach from Meany Crest.

Priority: Trip priority will be for Everett Basic students until June 14th and Everett instructors/or intermediate climbing students for rope leader roles.

Skills/Fitness:  This is a challenging route with steep slopes and traverses. Must be comfortable and skilled with ascending/descending/traversing steep slopes. With prior scramble experience. If you are not yet comfortable on this terrain start with other basic glacier (and do more scrambling) routes to gain experience.  Strong fitness is also a requirement. 

Timing: Registration will start on 6/4. 

Use request leader permission button: to email the trip leader sharing information about your training plan/fitness program and how you are getting ready for your basic climbs.  Please include the recent conditioning hikes you've been doing (length, elevation gain and weight carried). Including the plan for April, May and June as you continue to prepare for your basic climbs. Also, please share your scramble experience and comfort on steep rocky/dirt, or snow slopes.  


Meany Crest

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    USGS Mt Rainier East
  • 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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