Mt. Rainier (via Ingraham Glacier)

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3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Ascent

4,380' 1,335 m

Ascent

-77' -24 m

Descent

14,368' 4,379 m

High

10,066' 3,068 m

Low

25%

Avg Slope (14°)

71%

Max Slope (35°)

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The classic spring approach to the biggest ski-mountaineering playground in the lower 48.

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Description

Climbing Rainier requires permits and fees: nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/...

Be sure to check the status of the gate below Paradise. During storms, it closes overnight.
This route starts from Camp Muir, then crosses the Cowlitz Glacier over Cathedral Rocks and continue onto the Ingraham Glacier. (Almost all of this is the same as the classic Disappointment Cleaver Route). From there the route continues up the icefall on the Ingraham Glacier, which is a good place to practice crossing crevasses on ladders. Later in the spring, the route will go further north, onto the Disappointment Cleaver. After reaching the top of the cleaver, take wide switchbacks all the way up the dome to the summit.

Official guide here: nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/...

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