Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver


Basic Glacier Climb - Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

A beautiful approach to a volcano in the middle of the Glacier Peak Wilderness

  • Thu, Aug 4, 2016 — Sun, Aug 7, 2016
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 33.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,200 ft


Preference given to Olympia Basic Climbing students needing a glacier climb. Day 1: Leave midafternoon. Drive to trailhead at Sloan Creek Campground. Day 2: Hike to White Pass via North Fork Sauk Trail. Continue on way trail past White Mtn. Then cross-country to White Chuck Basin and camp. Day 3: Ascend lower Disappointment Cleaver, then Gerdine and Cool Glacier to summit. Descend and hike part way out. Day 4: Finish hike out.


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
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crevasse rescue gear
  • Picket (I can provide one from our cache if you don't have one)
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