The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
The peak is magnificently centered in the Sunset Amphitheater on Mt. Rainier's west side. Route generally follows the cleaver to a high camp at approx. 9,000 ft., then ascend the cleaver direct or skirt left on glacier to gain the summit. The climb starts at low elevation on West Side Road in MRNP. Hike-in may include 4 miles of mountain bike (uphill) on all-weather road, but a downhill blast along what would be a boring slog on the descent.
|Driving Distance from Portland||150 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||3 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
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