Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver

3 Day Carryover climb of Rainier via remote Success Cleaver (up) and ID/DC (down).

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  • Sat, May 23, 2020 — Mon, May 25, 2020
  • Everett Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 2, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 11,500 ft


Sign up priority will be given to experienced Everett ICC Students and Grads  until 3/1/2020. All participant must be in great physical condition and have  prior high altitude experience (14,000 ft+).  They are expected to be  comfortable scrambling exposed class 3-4 terrain and steep  icy/hard snow slopes (using ice ax and second tool) while carrying an overnight pack  and dealing with altitude.


Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver

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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