Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

Nice and easy glacier tour of the popular route up the Big Ice Cube

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  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019 — Thu, Jul 18, 2019
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,790 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 14,411 ft

TBD

This climb is earmarked for Tacoma Basic Climbing Students.  Tacoma Basic students will have first go at the available slots until the end of June.  If you are a student from another branch, you may inquire about wait list beginning July 1st.

This can be a tough climb.  Up to muir in one day, some snow school, sleep and up that night.

There is a chance that we will be on the mountain up to three days.  If you can not commit to the 19th don't ask for permission to come along.

Route/Place

Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Glacier and camping gear to include the following:
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to current mountain temp.
  • 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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