The Coleman Glacier Headwall qualifies as a classic Cascades volcano snow and ice route, on par with the Adams Glacier on Mt. Adams. The headwall is the climax of an impressive glacier system made up of both Coleman and Roosevelt Glaciers. Three and a half miles long, these glaciers run for 6,000 feet from snout to headwall, from just about 4,500 feet elevation to the summit. The ascent is straightforward if long, steep, and subject to the usual problems and hazards endemic to Cascades volcanoes: routefinding through crevasses, changeable snow and ice conditions, and exposure to unpredictable weather. From Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II. Potterfield/Nelson.
|Driving Distance from Portland||310 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||7 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II. Potterfield/Nelson.|
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|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|