We’ve really missed swinging tools and haven’t ice climbed since Bozeman back in January. So we opted to get in some ice climbing at the seracs of Mt Baker. The approach was quick and, although we found over 10 tents at the Heliotrope Ridge camp, we found plenty of room to climb. All the folks camping were part of classes so they were mostly practicing rope travel and not on the vertical ice.

The ice is blue at this point, but the walls still aren’t particularly high. Maybe 25ish feet. We climbed to the upper seracs on the first day and climbs some of the tall fins. Easy to access with W1 climbing to approach the walls which were W2-3. The next day we stayed on the lower glacier and climbed the same big wall we used last year. Fun overhang! Probably W3.

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