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Zipper, The WI2 M2 Steep Snow
Elevation: 6,012 ft
GPS: 46.758, -121.753 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Brian McFarlane on Mar 10, 2015
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Description

Situated near the middle of the Tatoosh mountain range just south of Mount Rainier, Lane Peak boasts the same spectacular views as it's neighboring peaks, but is slightly farther from the beaten path. Lane Peak is still a short hike from the road, but will allow you to find enjoyable scrambling away from the crowds at Pinnacle peak. There are a variety of routes to the summit ranging from 3rd class scrambling on the south side to steep snow couloirs on the north face. Lane peak is very clearly seen from the road to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park and in spring, the view of its north face from the Narada Falls parking area is nothing short of spectacular.

Getting There

Once inside the park, follow the main road east to Longmire and continue east past the turn off to Paradise and onto Steven's Canyon Road. Lane Peak is in the Tatoosh Range south of Mt. Rainier and clearly seen from the road. All routes begin at the Reflection Lake pullout on Steven's Canyon Road which is about 1.5 miles before the Snow Lakes Trailhead. Note the Steven's Canyon Road typically doesn't open until around Memorial Day and closes at the first major snowfall of the season usually in mid-October. If the road is closed, you can park at the Narada Falls pull out on the east side of the road just before the turnoff for the Paradise Loop Road. A short but steep 200 foot hike to the east gets you to the Stevens Canyon Road.

Whether you start at Narada Falls, or Reflection Lakes, you will have to do about a half-mile of road walking to reach the 90 degree turn where the road begins heading east. If parked at Reflection Lakes, hike the road west for 1/2 mile and if parked at Narada Falls, hike the road south for a 1/2 mile after the steep 200 foot hike. Once at the 90 degree turn, leave the road and begin hiking down through sparse forest to the south towards Tatoosh Creek. The approach to Lane Peak is not on a trail therefore fewer people make the summit of this elusive peak. It's best climbed in spring when you can go up any of the north face couloirs, otherwise in summer you will have to hike to the saddle between Lane and Denman Peaks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lane Peak

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WI2 M2 Steep Snow
The Zipper
Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
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The Zipper WI2 M2 Steep Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
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