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Mt. Baker Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,781'
Location: 48.77969, -121.82043 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006
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Description 

In The North Cascades, east of Bellingham lies Washington's third Highest peak, Mt. Baker.
It's not as massive as Mt. Rainier or Mt Adams, but is a beautiful ice covered volcano.
From it's summit, the views of The North Cascades, Puget Sound and Canada are exceptional.
Mt. Baker has been having minor steam eruptions since the 1970s and could blow at some point.
The impressive Coleman Headwall is considered a Cascade Classic.

Getting There 

From Interstate 5, in Bellingham, take The Mt. Baker Highway, 542, east.The road ends at Artist Point.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Baker

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Baker:
Easton Glacier        Alpine, Grade III   
Boulder-Park Cleaver        Alpine, 7100'   
Colman Ski Descent   PG13     Alpine, 7000'   
Coleman Headwall        Alpine, 2000'   
Coleman/Deming Glacier        Alpine, 7080'   
North Ridge   WI2-3     Ice, Alpine, 3000'   
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Featured Route For Mt. Baker
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama of Mount Baker's north side.  The red lin...

Colman Ski Descent PG13  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Mt. Baker
Mount Baker's Coleman Glacier route is my favorite ski mountaineering route. The approach trail through the forest is a cut above the other volcano's flora and the views of big ice are even more blue than Rainier. Most of the skiing is cruiser, but the crest of the Roman Wall is a serious place for turns. The total climb is 7,000 feet. We found 5,000 feet of that skiable during late August of 1999. Sun cups were not an issue! To see the best arial photos of the Mt Baker go to John Scurlocks a...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Mt. Baker Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Tr...
Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: High up on the Coleman-Deming route.  Early August...
High up on the Coleman-Deming route. Early August...
Rock Climbing Photo: On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker Sunset
Mt. Baker Sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker-sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker-sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker camp.  Shuksan in background.
Mt. Baker camp. Shuksan in background.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker...
View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker...
Rock Climbing Photo: Base camp.
Base camp.
Rock Climbing Photo: Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Bak...
Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Bak...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little fri...
The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little fri...

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