||Snow, Alpine, 7080', Grade II
|FA: ||Edmund Coleman and party, 1868|
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|Submitted By: ||Danny Darby on Feb 16, 2007|
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High camp at about 7,000 feet.
One of the easy volcano routes of the Northwest.
Great scenery and fun glacier walking.
Check out this trip report
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.
Bring snow pickets and crevasse rescue gear.
Coming down from the summit...
Climbing the lower Coleman Glacier to high camp.
Descending from camp spots below the Coleman Glaci...
Nearing the summit on the upper Deming Glacier.
Just above camp on the Deming Glacier