Sunset Ridge is a long multi-day trip that ascends Rainier via a fairly non-technical route. It's a nice alternative to the more popular Liberty Ridge. Being on the NW side of the mountain you can expect amazing sunsets, some steep climbing, and no crowds.
|Driving Distance from Portland||150 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||3 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Selected Climbs in the Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Rainier West <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mt.+Rainier&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.732051,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=46.849802,-121.757483&spn=0.017229,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=A"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|