Basic Glacier Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

Climb the third highest peak in Washington and the highest of the Rainier 100!

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  • Fri, Jul 21, 2017 — Sat, Jul 22, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft


We got the overnight Camping Wilderness Permit!  There will be a small  cost to be shared associated to the permit. Each member of the party must also pay the Mount Rainier climbing fee prior to their arrival to pick up their actual permit. Climbing fees must be paid online at paygov via this link

This climbing fee will be good for the entire year so if you do other climbs above 10,000 ft at Mount Rainier, you will be covered.


Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

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 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
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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