Basic Glacier Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

This is a long and strenuous glacier climb with a short section of rock climbing to reach the summit.

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  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017 — Sun, Jul 9, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

TBD Details will be emailed to the roster the Tuesday before the climb.

This will be a moderate paced climb.  The approach will done at a 2 miles per hour pace.  All members of the climbing party must be in excellent condition.  There is a mandatory permit fee required to climb Little Tahoma by Rainier National Park.  All members of the climbing party must obtain a permit two weeks prior to the climb.   Do not contact the leader to request permission to register until May 20, 2017.


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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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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