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Mt. Rainier (via Ingraham Glacier)

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2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers


Ascent

4,289' 1,307 m

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28%

Avg Slope (16°)

83%

Max Slope (40°)

14,356' 4,376 m

High

10,067' 3,068 m

Low

Shared By Jacob Winey

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Avalanche risk for Dec 12, 2018: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, South — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
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.

Description

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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