Mount Rainier Climbing
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DescriptionAt 14,411', Mount Rainier is the highest peak in The Cascade Range and the state of Washington, and one of the most beautiful mountains in America.
This is the gem of the Cascade Range and the most sought after summit in the range. Towering more than twice as high as any surrounding peak, Mount Rainier is an incredible sight! With twenty-six named glaciers, this is the most glaciered peak in the U.S.A., outside of Alaska. Three summits rise above 14,000 feet, Liberty Cap (14,133'), Point Success (14'150') and Columbia Crest (14,411), being the true summit. Two overlapping craters exist.
The first ascent was made on August 17, 1870 by Hazard Stevens and Philemon B. Van Trump, by the Gibraltar Route. Climbing Mount Rainier can be a serious undertaking, even by it's easiest routes. Severe weather can come at any time. Rockfall and hazardous terrain also exist. Be prepared! The mountain has claimed more lives than all other Cascade peaks combined.
All climbers must register with the Park Rangers.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Rainier
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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