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Little Tahoma  

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Elevation: 11,138'
Location: 46.84966, -121.71231 View Map  Incorrect?
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Little Tahoma from Ingraham flats on Mt Rainier.


Overshadowed by its huge and more popular neighbor, Mt. Rainier, Little Tahoma is a serious climb none the less. Once part of Mt. Rainier, it is now a satellite peak. It is Washingtons third highest peak, behind Rainier and Adams. 818' prominence. Glacier travel is required to summit this peak. The Beckey guide describes four routes to the summit. The East Shoulder is the standard route. Grade II+ steep snow and ice via Fryingpan/Whitman glaciers. This route can also be approached from Paradise, via the Cowlitz and Ingraham glaciers. First ascent, Aug.29,
1894. J.B. Flett and Henry Garrison.

Prominence = 818'.

Getting There 

Same approach as Mt. Rainier. The standard route is from the East,
via Fryingpan/Whitman glaciers. Use the White river entrance.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Tahoma:
Frying Pan / Whitman Glaciers   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 7000'   
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Little Tahoma from the East.

Frying Pan / Whitman Glaciers 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow  WA : Southwest Cascades : Little Tahoma
The crux is the approach. Travel across two glaciers and scrambling2nd and 3rd class rock to reach the summit. 1 or 2 days.Enter the park from the East at White river and hwy 410.From the trailhead to Summerland, (signed) at Frying Pan creek, hike 4 miles +/- to elev. 6000'.Leave the Wonderland trail here and hike in a westerly direction to Meany Crest (7573'). Pass on the left or right. Good campsites here.Cross the Frying Pan glacier in a southwesterly direction toward Whitman Crest (9323'). P...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Little Tahoma from the North side. Photo taken 7-9...
Little Tahoma from the North side. Photo taken 7-9...

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By brucelacroix
From: Sparks, NV
Jul 16, 2014
Finally talked someone into doing this peak with me. I liked it, worth climbing, a good way to acclimate for Rainier.
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