Mount Rainier Summit Log (#6315)
- Signed By: Alex
- Date Submitted: May 26, 2004
The boring part: we climbed Rainier via the standard, easy, crowded route -- the Ingraham-DC route. The interesting part: We camped in the crater and woke up to -15 degree temps on the 1st of sept. All in all, there were not that many people on the mountain at the time of our ascent due to rather cold and unstable weather; maybe 8 or 9 other parties, which is not a lot for Rainier. The route that was being used avoids the Cleaver altogether and climbs the Ingraham headwall to above the level of the top of the Cleaver and then traverses east onto the Emmons, before finally climbing to the summit. I must say that in terms of scenery this route is still absolutely stunning; it's just that the climbing itself is not very interesting. Oh well...maybe Liberty Ridge next year!