Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

This is a 2 day late season climb of Mt Baker using the Coleman Glacier approach. Priority for Tom Nim's SIG students and students who don't yet have a successful glacier climb.

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.
  • Sat, Aug 27, 2016 — Sun, Aug 28, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

We will meet at 8am at the Glacier Public Service Center (Ranger Station).  We can discuss earlier meet-ups in detailed email sent roughly a week before the climb date.

This is a 2 day climb of Mt Baker using the Coleman Glacier approach.  The camp options will be either the Hogsback camp or the Black Buttes camp depending on the snow conditions at the time of the climb.  Be prepared for a warm and muggy climb.


Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

  • USGS Mt Baker

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13
  • See full route/place details.
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
  • Overnight gear
Trip Reports