Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

Two-day carry-over climb on the Kautz (down the DC). Wilson approach if feasible or Comet Falls.

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  • Sat, Aug 7, 2021 — Mon, Aug 9, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 9,000 ft

Paradise 6:30AM, if Wilson approach; or Comet Falls TH 6:30AM, if Comet Falls approach.

If you're requesting leaders permission, please describe your fitness plans leading up to the climb and your ice climbing experience.  I may get the group out for some lower-altitude suffering like a double Mailbox ahead of time.

Expect a strenuous first day to lug gear up to camp and then a long walk downhill on the second day.

Pending permits, of course.


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

  • Per Team
    • 60m rope, screws and rack, one per team.
  • Per Climber
    • Two tools (less aggressive).
    • Glacier travel / crevasse rescue kit.
    • V-thread gear.
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