Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

Intermediate alpine climb aimed at Kitsap's 2021 Alpine Ice graduates as an experience climb. We will open to all members after giving these climbers a shot at the climb.

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  • Fri, May 27, 2022 — Tue, May 31, 2022
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 9,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 14,411 ft

Longmire. 27 May 0800. Arrival. We  will finalize the climbing permit and go from there.  More to follow as we get closer.

There are a couple of pitches of alpine ice climbing so participants should be graduates of the Alpine Ice Climbing course or equivalent. 

Route/Place

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
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (and technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad - closed foam and inflatable as we will be sleeping on snow
  • 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) (not required)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordelette
  • 2 Pickets per person and several ice screws
  • Extra webbing or cord
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