Meany Crest

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

Low-key, 2-day climb of Whitman in beautiful Mt. Rainier National Park. Kitsap students priority until June 10.

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  • Sat, Jun 19, 2021 — Sun, Jun 20, 2021
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Snow Scramble, Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 9,323 ft
  • Pace: 1000ft/hr

7:30am White River Ranger Station. $4 to me for permit.

Two-day climb, with camping at Meany Crest.

Kitsap student priority until June 15. Exploratory climb for me. 

Saturday - Get permits and blue bags. Carpool to TH (Fryingpan Creek/Summerland/Wonderland). Take the Wonderland up to Summerland and then the climbers' trail (probably under snow) to Meany Crest. Set up camp. Practice crevasse rescue.

Sunday - We will need to research whether this climb requires an alpine start. Schedule TBD, but don't schedule anything for that evening.

Route/Place

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
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons 
  • 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
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • Picket/sling setup
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • National Park pass
  • Money for driver
  • Durable tent
  • Group gear - stoves, fuel, filters, etc...
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