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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.


7 Total Routes


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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
Northwest face of Mt. Baker with Coleman Headwall route marked in red. Roman Nose is the rock band to the right of the route. The entire face is bound on the left by the North Ridge.

Coleman Headwall Steep Snow  WA : 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 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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