Trip Report    

Mount Rainier/Disappointment Cleaver

Route in July

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • There were a lot of signs of small ice falls and a few larger ones but route was fairly clear

after being stuck in a storm for two days we finally had a good weather break and started out for the summit- so did 25 guide teams. So because of that there were a lot of bottle necks due to the guide teams and lots of inexperienced teams- one even used the running belay anchors as actual belay anchors!

it was a decent climb but the slowness of it along with all of the inexperienced teams caused our team to reach the summit late (0800) and we got hit by bad weather on the way down.