Alpine Ice FT2 - Mount Baker Lower Coleman Seracs and Glacier

Field trip: Alpine Ice

Alpine Ice FT2 - Mount Baker Lower Coleman Seracs and Glacier

Students will swap leads on alpine low angle glacier ice

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  • Sun, Oct 27, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

8:00AM at Heliotrope Ridge TH, ready to hike in.

Students learn to swap leads on low angle glacier ice.


Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs

  • USGS Mt Baker

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Baker No. 13
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Climbing Gear

  • Everything needed for an alpine rock climb (minus the rock protection; anchor material, alpine draws and/or quick draws, belay device, prusik(s))
  • *Sharp* 12 point steel crampons (no aluminum)
  • Two ice tools; worst case one alpine axe and one tool.
  • v-thread tool
  • 4-5 feet of 7 mm nylon cord (for v-threads)
  • 4-6 ice screws, including one 21-22 cm
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