Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver

3-day climb of this long ridge route to Point Success, and then traverse to Columbia Crest

  • Strenuous 5, Technical 2, Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 11,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 14,410 ft

TBD

Plan to carry over and descend the DC route.

Priority for Tacoma climbing community until 6/14/19.  MRNP entrance fees and 2019 climbing permit required.

Route/Place

Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver


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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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