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Coleman/Deming Glacier 

   
Type:  Alpine, 7080', Grade II
Original: Mod. Snow [details]
FA: Edmund Coleman and party, 1868
Season: April-September
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Submitted By: Danny Darby on Feb 16, 2007

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Descending down from the summit plateau onto the U...

Description 

One of the easy volcano routes of the Northwest.
Great scenery and fun glacier walking.
Check out this trip report

Location 

Start at the Coleman/Heliotrope Ridge trailhead at 3,700 feet. Hike along the trail until you reach an intersection at about 5,400 feet. Turn right and climb up steep meadows and moraines until you reach the main high camp at 6,000 feet. You can continue up the western lobe of the Coleman glacier and camp at Heliotrope Ridge as well, about 7,000 feet. 5-7 hours from the road. Climb the Coleman Glacier until you reach the ridge separating the Coleman glacier and the Deming glacier. Hike the ridge until you can get on the steep snow slopes leading toward the summit.
Descend the same route.

Protection 

Bring snow pickets and crevasse rescue gear.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the lower Coleman Glacier to high camp.
Climbing the lower Coleman Glacier to high camp.
Rock Climbing Photo: Just above camp on the Deming Glacier
Just above camp on the Deming Glacier
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the summit on the upper Deming Glacier.
Nearing the summit on the upper Deming Glacier.
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming down from the summit...
Coming down from the summit...
Rock Climbing Photo: High camp at about 7,000 feet.
High camp at about 7,000 feet.
Rock Climbing Photo: Final approach.  Black Buttes below.
Final approach. Black Buttes below.
Rock Climbing Photo: Descending from camp spots below the Coleman Glaci...
Descending from camp spots below the Coleman Glaci...

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By Lou Hibbard
From: Eagan, MN
Jul 20, 2015

When hiking the approach trail if you find yourself doing a stream crossing that feels very sketchy with a pack on you have missed the climbers trail by about a 1/4 mile. The sign marking the climbers trail is about 4 feet up (on a tree I believe) and on the left side of the trail.
Doing the tough stream crossing still works - there is a another trail that branches off right and leads up to the tent camps but the stream crossing is a pain.
By chrisccc
Jul 31, 2016
rating: Mod. Snow

Much more fun if done as a car to car climb instead of the typical 2 day climb. If you can move with a reasonable pace, 2-3am is a good start time from the parking lot.

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