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Mt. Rainier (via Ingraham Glacier)

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


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Ascent

14,356' 4,376 m

High

10,067' 3,068 m

Low

4,289' 1,307 m

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28%

Avg Slope (16°)

83%

Max Slope (40°)
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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Jacob Winey

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View from Camp Muir. Mount Adams, Hood, and Jefferson (look hard) from left to right.
Mar 24, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Approaching the Ingraham Icefall at sunrise.
May 26, 2017 near Eatonville, WA

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