Mt. Baker on a sunny day in February.
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.
From Interstate 5, in Bellingham, take The Mt. Baker Highway, 542, east.The road ends at Artist Point.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Baker
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Baker:
Featured Route For Mt. Baker
Mount Baker, North Ridge
WI2-3 Steep Snow WA
: Northwest Region
: ... : Mt. Baker
The route ascends the broad ridge enclosing the east (left) side of Mount Baker's north face. It is supposed to be a moderately technical route on Mount Baker but we found it to be committing and long. Negotiating the serac wall several hundred feet to the right from its apex, over the north face (see topo picture) required some WI4 ice climbing. To access North Ridge cross Coleman Glacier laterally until at the base of the ridge. From here ascend the snow slopes to th...[more] Browse More Classics in WA