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Boulder-Park Cleaver
Cockscomb Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI2-3 PG13
Coleman Headwall
Coleman/Deming Glacier Mod. Snow
Colman Ski Descent Easy Snow PG13
Easton Glacier Easy Snow
North Ridge WI2-3 Steep Snow
Squak Glacier Easy Snow
Type: Snow, Alpine, 7080 ft, Grade II
FA: Edmund Coleman and party, 1868
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Shared By: Danny Darby on Feb 16, 2007
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

One of the easy volcano routes of the Northwest.
Great scenery and fun glacier walking.
Check out this trip report

Location

Start at the Coleman/Heliotrope Ridge trailhead at 3,700 feet. Hike along the trail until you reach an intersection at about 5,400 feet. Turn right and climb up steep meadows and moraines until you reach the main high camp at 6,000 feet. You can continue up the western lobe of the Coleman glacier and camp at Heliotrope Ridge as well, about 7,000 feet. 5-7 hours from the road. Climb the Coleman Glacier until you reach the ridge separating the Coleman glacier and the Deming glacier. Hike the ridge until you can get on the steep snow slopes leading toward the summit.
Descend the same route.

Protection

Bring snow pickets and crevasse rescue gear.
Chris C.
Seattle, WA
  Mod. Snow
Chris C.   Seattle, WA
  Mod. Snow
Much more fun if done as a car to car climb instead of the typical 2 day climb. If you can move with a reasonable pace, 2-3am is a good start time from the parking lot. Jul 31, 2016
Lou Hibbard
Eagan, MN
Lou Hibbard   Eagan, MN
When hiking the approach trail if you find yourself doing a stream crossing that feels very sketchy with a pack on you have missed the climbers trail by about a 1/4 mile. The sign marking the climbers trail is about 4 feet up (on a tree I believe) and on the left side of the trail.
Doing the tough stream crossing still works - there is a another trail that branches off right and leads up to the tent camps but the stream crossing is a pain. Jul 20, 2015