Glacier Peak Summit Log (#2338)
- Signed By: David Johnson
- Date Submitted: June 28, 2002
Frostbite Ridge Route via White Chuck River trailhead
We picked through the snowcovered trail up Kennedy Crk. and ascended Frostbite Ridge that runs for three miles to summit. Made high camp at 6600 ft almost on top of ridge. Snowmelt stream provided water. B/c of grade 3 level of climb I stayed at high camp but three members of group did make summit. Left camp at 2:20 am to avoid heat and storms. The snow did never harden as they had hoped. Beyond Rabbit Ears (which you may think you can see from high camp but you really can't) snow became less firm (sinking at times to thighs). Rabbit Ears are obvious from higher on ridge. No crampons used, only ski poles. Note that these three climbers were very experienced. Glacier Peak is a scenic climb and not very populated. No one was on Frostb. route during on climb. We did see tracks on Simitar Glacier Route however.