Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Success Cleaver

Carryover climb of Rainier via Success Cleaver Route and down via DC route (Liberty Cap targetted objective).

  • Sat, May 25, 2024 — Mon, May 27, 2024
  • 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 for Everett experienced Intermediate students or grads (current active volunteers) with previous high altitude experience and active climbing throughout the season.

This is going to be a very strenous carryover with two nights camping up high on the mountain (first night close to Pyramid Peak and second night around 12000ft or on the summit if the group feels strong and conditions cooperate). Great weather window and a strong group are a must.


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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