Meany Crest

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

Glacier climb

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Snow Scramble, Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft

0330 Cascade Pass TH

Departing NLT 0400

Leader's notes

Participant spots based on the COVID-19 Phase guidance from the Mountaineers.

PARTICIPANT PRIORITY

Priority goes to Foothills Basic Climbing Students, Intermediate Students, and instructors who volunteer with the Foothills Branch Climbing Programs. Those in these groups may request permission to join at any time, but must have passed the qualifying field trip (Snow 2 for glacier climbs) by 8/1.

When registration opens, all remaining spots and waitlists will go to, in the following order:

  • Foothills SIG (Seattle climbing program) & Everett students
  • Everyone else

ABOUT THE CLIMB

EXPECTATIONS

All participants should be familiar with the route. Look for information on the Mountaineers site, SummitPost, PeakBagger, WTA, and guide books. This will be a one-day climb.

PACE / TIMELINE

This will be a strenuous, but moderately paced, 1-day climb of Whitman Crest via the Frying Pan Glacier. While we won't be going that fast, expect to be moving the entire day (14-16 hours). The Mount Si Fitness test is not an accurate indicator of how well you will do on this climb. Please answer the fitness question below when requesting permission.

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING WHEN REQUESTING PERMISSION TO ADD

Fitness: What hike, scramble, or climb have you done in the last two months that involved more than 10 miles with 4000' gain or took longer than 12 hours car to car. How did you feel at the end of this activity/how much energy did you have at the end.

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
  • See full route/place details.
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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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