Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Baker/Coleman Glacier

Super fun climb of Mt Baker via Coleman Glacier / Roman Wall for students of the Catharine Killien Basic Glacier SIG.

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  • Fri, Jun 22, 2018 — Sat, Jun 23, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,100 ft

Carpool from the Seattle / Eastside to theHeliotrope Ridge Trailhead.  Time and carpool logistics will be sorted out closer to the date for the climb.

Students will be expected to be signed off as ready to climb and fit for a two-day moderately difficult glacier climb with a heavy overnight pack.  Skills and gear required for this climb will be consistent with the curriculum of the basic climbing and glacier course.  Please note this climb is being listed for the Catharine Killien Basic Glacier SIG who will be given priority signup prior to the climb opening for registration.  Once the climb is open for registration any eligible Mountaineers climber is welcome to join the climb (if there is a spot) or be waitlisted.

The Mountaineers has not established a specific carpool mileage reimbursement rate.  Mileage estimate is 240 miles round trip to the trailhead.  A suggested reimbursement is $40 per passenger or roughly .17/mile.  However, it's up to the driver and riders to agree on a specific reimbursement amount (if any).


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 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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