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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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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

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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Featured Route For Mt. Baker
Mt. Baker. North Ridge with the overlay topo of our ascent (the route normally does not traverse this far to the right).

Mount Baker, North Ridge WI2-3 Steep Snow  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Mt. Baker
The route ascends the broad ridge enclosing the east (left) side of Mount Baker's north face. It is supposed to be a moderately technical route on Mount Baker but we found it to be committing and long. Negotiating the serac wall several hundred feet to the right from its apex, over the north face (see topo picture) required some WI4 ice climbing. To access North Ridge cross Coleman Glacier laterally until at the base of the ridge. From here ascend the snow slopes to th...[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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