Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Kautz Glacier

3 or 4 day climb of the Kautz Glacier route on Mount Rainier. Looking for conditions to stabilize by this point in the summer.

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  • Thu, Jul 7, 2022 — Sun, Jul 10, 2022
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 9,000 ft

0800 at the parking lot at Longmire  near the  gate to Paradise on Thursday, July 7th.

Expect a two camp trip up and down the Kautz Glacier route. Challenging pace and elevation gain. Will involve a few pitches of alpine ice climbing and rappelling on the route. Looking for climbers with some ice climbing experience  and previous glacier travel experience. 


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
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (and technical ice tool(s))
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (60 to 100 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley - don't bother if it is the SMC pulley without bushing.
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Hard shell jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • 2 Pickets and 4 ice screws per person
  • Extra webbing or cord
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