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Mt. Baker

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Mt. Baker 


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Elevation: 10,781'
Location: 48.77969, -121.82043 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006
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Mt. Baker on a sunny day in February.

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


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Baker:
Boulder-Park Cleaver   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 7100'   
Colman Ski Descent   Easy Snow PG13     Snow, Alpine, 7000'   
Coleman Headwall   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 2000'   
Coleman/Deming Glacier   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 7080'   
Mount Baker, North Ridge   WI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3000'   
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Panorama of Mount Baker's north side.  The red line shows the route to the saddle.  The dry pummice ridge is visible, so I avoided obscuring it with the line.  The Roman Wall is not visible.  <br /> <br />Photo by Kirk Miller

Colman Ski Descent Easy Snow PG13  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Mt. Baker
Mount Baker's Coleman Glacier route is my favorite ski mountaineering route. The approach trail through the forest is a cut above the other volcano's flora and the views of big ice are even more blue than Rainier. Most of the skiing is cruiser, but the crest of the Roman Wall is a serious place for turns. The total climb is 7,000 feet. We found 5,000 feet of that skiable during late August of 1999. Sun cups were not an issue! To see the best arial photos of the Mt Baker go to John Scurlocks a...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Mt. Baker Slideshow Add Photo
Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Trail.
Rainy descent through the forests on Heliotrope Tr...
High up on the Coleman-Deming route.  Early August, 2006.
High up on the Coleman-Deming route. Early August...
On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
On Mt. Baker, Early August, 2006.
Mt. Baker Sunset
Mt. Baker Sunset
Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Mt. Baker, north-west face.
Mt. Baker-sunrise. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker-sunrise.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
Mt. Baker from Mt. Shuksan.
View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker.
View of Mt. Lincoln (?) from the camp at Mt. Baker...
Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Coleman Glacier-Mt.Baker. 1976.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker camp.  Shuksan in background.
Mt. Baker camp. Shuksan in background.
Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Baker with the actual summit mound behind.
Two unknown climbers on the summit cone of Mt. Bak...
Mt. Baker. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
Mt. Baker from Abbotsford in BC.
The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little friend
The west side of Mt. Baker with a fuzzy little fri...
Base camp.
Base camp.
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