Damien and I headed out to climb the seracs of Mount Baker last weekend. There was some rain predicted Saturday afternoon, so we left early Friday morning to squeeze in the most climbing. Of course the forecast was wrong and it never rained. Thus we got in a whole lot of ice climbing practice. There is a far amount of blue ice, but the upper seracs fins seems pretty thin when we went up to explore them. We found a lower crag that had a good variety of routes and stayed there most of both days. The ice is soft, but we were able to build some bombers anchors with screws backed up by V-threads.

The conditions of the Heliotrope Ridge Trail are pretty good. All creek crossings are doable by rock skipping/log crossings. The second to last crossing before the ridge though features a scary crossing over a thin log and some rocks. Tread cautiously here!


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