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Routes in Little Tahoma

Frying Pan / Whitman Glaciers T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow
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Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 7000 ft, Grade III
FA: J.B. Flett and Henry H. Garrison, Aug. 29,1894
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Shared By: brucelacroix on Jul 14, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description [Suggest Change]

The crux is the approach. Travel across two glaciers and scrambling
2nd and 3rd class rock to reach the summit. 1 or 2 days.

Enter the park from the East at White river and hwy 410.
From the trailhead to Summerland, (signed) at Frying Pan creek, hike 4 miles +/- to elev. 6000'.
Leave the Wonderland trail here and hike in a westerly direction to Meany Crest (7573'). Pass on the left or right. Good campsites here.
Cross the Frying Pan glacier in a southwesterly direction toward Whitman Crest (9323'). Pass on the left or the right.
Drop down onto the Whitman glacier and climb to the high point of the glacier toward the summit.
Once at the top of the glacier there is 400-800' of class 2 and 3 rock scrambling to the summit.

Location [Suggest Change]

Located on the east side of Little T. Approach from White River entrance.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Ice ax and crampons. Rope for the glacier.

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brucelacroix
Portland, OR.
 
brucelacroix   Portland, OR.
 
I liked this peak, the rock was not great, but not as bad as I had heard. We were able to do this in a long day, 15 hours. Jul 14, 2014

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