Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

This climb will use Ingraham Direct if the route is in shape.

Info
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  • Sat, Mar 14, 2015 — Sun, Mar 15, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,790 ft

TBD - leader will email meeting time and place to the group prior to the climb.

This trip is only open to intermediate students.   It has the potential for significantly cold wind chill conditions in the -20 to -30 range. All participants must have done at least one other winter climb prior to sign up.

Route/Place

Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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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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