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Mt. Baker Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,781'
Location: 48.77969, -121.82043 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

From Interstate 5, in Bellingham, take The Mt. Baker Highway, 542, east.The road ends at Artist Point.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Baker

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Baker:
North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   
Coleman/Deming Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 7080'   
Easton Glacier   Easy Snow     Snow, Alpine, Grade III   
Coleman Headwall        Alpine, 2000'   
Colman Ski Descent   Easy Snow PG13     Snow, Alpine, 7000'   
Boulder-Park Cleaver        Alpine, 7100'   
Squak Glacier   Easy Snow     Snow, Alpine, Grade III   
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Featured Route For Mt. Baker
Rock Climbing Photo: Northwest face of Mt. Baker with Coleman Headwall ...

Coleman Headwall   Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Mt. Baker
The route climbs the northwest side of Mt. Baker and is delineated by the Roman Nose on the climber's right and serac walls on the left. We climbed it in early May 2006 and the route then had two distinct sections: the lower, which was mostly firm steep snow (up to 50 degrees) and the upper, which was 800 feet of 60-degree ice (AI4, WI3) with little reliable pro. The ice slabs on the upper section formed a giant plate, about an inch thick, covering the wet snow underneath. It was "fun" to climb ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Mt. Baker Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Tr...
Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
Rock Climbing Photo: High up on the Coleman-Deming route.  Early August...
High up on the Coleman-Deming route. Early August...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker camp.  Shuksan in background.
Mt. Baker camp. Shuksan in background.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker...
View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker-sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker-sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker Sunset
Mt. Baker Sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Base camp.
Base camp.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fresh Spring Snow
Fresh Spring Snow
Rock Climbing Photo: Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Bak...
Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Bak...
Rock Climbing Photo: The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little fri...
The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little fri...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker and Seward, Lincoln, Colfax peaks
Mt. Baker and Seward, Lincoln, Colfax peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Stream Crossing on Railroad Grade
Stream Crossing on Railroad Grade
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
Rock Climbing Photo: Practicing Self Arrest below sandy camp
Practicing Self Arrest below sandy camp
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Baker. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker. Photo by Blitzo.

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