Mount Adams Ice Climbing Routes


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Adams/Adams Glacier

This will be my first intermediate climb lead. Hoping for a good weather window, stable snowpack, and a long, steep, uneventful boot-pack in a beautiful setting.

  • Fri, Jun 9, 2023 — Sun, Jun 11, 2023
  • Olympia Branch
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 7,700 ft

We will work as a team using videoconferences to jointly conduct all planning.  Planning Zoom meetings will likely begin the week of June 1st.

I've been speaking with multiple climbing partners about this trip offline, so an informal waiting list exists.  I ask your forgiveness in advance for not necessarily taking a first-come-first-served approach to populating this roster.  That said - if you are interested in this route, like to be part of a team of equals, and are up to the challenge please let me know!


Mount Adams Ice Climbing Routes

  • USGS Mt Adams West

    Green Trails Mt Adams West No. 366

    Green Trails Blue Lake No. 334

    USGS Mt Adams East
  • 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 locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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