Climb was changed to Eagle Peak (from Unicorn) on the day of the climb due to weather (continuing rain overnight into the morning).
The plan is to start from the Snow Lake Trailhead in Rainier National Park. We'll leave at 7 AM and hike on snow, using crampons and ice axes as needed on the approach. When we reach the summit crag we'll leave our packs and climb via the easier 5th class pitch on the east side of the rock. With good weather we'll take in the view of Mt. Ranier to the north before rappelling back to our packs and hiking out. Round trip is about 5 miles with roughly 2500' of elevation.
This is a great climb for recent BCEP graduates, utilizing both snow travel and rock skills.
I plan to have camp sites at the Cougar Rock campground in the park Friday and Saturday nights. Climbers can come up and camp Friday or meet the team at the trailhead Saturday morning. Cost for the campsite will be shared among those who opt to camp.
I'll also be leading a climb of Pinnacle Peak on June 11th. While these are not officially linked, I encourage climbers to apply for both if they are available!
Note: Vehicle entry into Mount Rainier National Park is $30 per car (this is good for 7 days). Please keep the park fee and camping costs in mind when deciding to apply.
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