Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

A moderately technical route up the Kautz glacier on Mt Rainier's southern flank.

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  • Sat, Jun 20, 2015 — Sun, Jun 21, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 9,000 ft


2015 Mount Rainier Climbing Pass required ($45). Mount Rainier entrance fee ($20 per vehicle) or Annual/Interagency Pass required. We will need to decide whether to descend the climbing route or carry over and descend the DC route.


Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe/tool (2)
  • Pickets
  • Ice screws
  • Belay device
  • Glacier gear
  • Overnight gear
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