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DundeelBaring It All  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014


Perfect weather. Cool in the forest, warm but not hot in the sun. Route is steep all the way but easy to follow. Talked to 6 base jumpers. One group said they had an extra chute if I wanted to join them. Not!
Posted Sep 22, 2014 3:52 pm

Vic HansonSeriously steep!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014

Vic Hanson

It was a nice cool morning so I pushed hard, arrived at the top of the rock gully at 11:43, in an hour and 37 min. Reached the saddle at 12:30, staying on the left side of the gully most of the way, and at the summit by 1:00. Total distance RT was 5.3 miles with 4,492 feet of gain. Glad it was dry coming back down, trekking poles were nice! Total time was 6:10 with about 45 min. on top and taking pics.
Posted Sep 20, 2014 12:16 am

adcla028/2/14 - Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014
Nice climb, crux is descending the first dirt hill, very long and nerve racking. Very little snow at this point, no snow wall above the notch.
Posted Aug 3, 2014 10:38 am

setrentNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2014
The steep trail and some wallowing in the soft snow slowed us down, but we were treated to excellent views from the summit. A fun climb, do not underestimate the approach!
Posted May 8, 2014 11:52 am

ThorsChosenBaring Mountain   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2014


Steep fun climb in deep snow. Beautiful day with great views from the summit.
Posted Mar 27, 2014 12:29 am

kevinsaMt. Baring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2007


One of few mountains where the bottom of the climb is tougher than the top. Having said that, well worth the time.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 11:46 pm

tcingrumFogger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Low clouds and drizzle. Never saw anything beyond 100 feet in any direction. became very muddy, wet and cold. Otherwise, had a great time. Met a mountain goat coming down the other peak.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 11:25 pm

willboMaybe not Chaco's next time.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


NW ridge route. Gully was slick and my sandaled feet saw much mud. Overcast so no veiw. Fun scramble.
Posted May 30, 2012 3:06 pm

vineethmFantastic day out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2012
Summitted on a great day. Were able to hit the ridge, bypassing most of the snow; used the snow to come down though (it was softer). Dropping from the north summit into the col was steep, and we saw evidence that other parties had rapped down. I guess carrying a rap rope (even for an arm rap) might have been useful. The col is in great shape though for kicking steps up on.
Posted May 17, 2012 2:08 pm

ScrambledLeggsSteep Stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009


Loved the central view of the Sky Valley.
Posted Jun 8, 2011 4:38 pm

nlunstrumNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


Snow, rain, and fog from the basin on up. Finally started to clear near the top.
Posted Feb 12, 2011 10:20 pm

Snidely WhiplashFun Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2003

Snidely Whiplash

Now this is a fun peak. It starts out steep and hard, but is then a relatively easy ridge trail, then a steep climb from the saddle between the lower summit and true summit. Great views across the chasm to Gunn and Merchant Peaks.
Posted Jan 3, 2011 4:07 pm

TimmyCThe grunt by which other grunts may be measured  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010


Wow. These logs weren't kidding about the steepness. The downhill was almost harder than the uphill due to the slipperiness of the dry dirt. The talus field was a lot of fun, except where it got small and loose at the top. After the saddle between the south and main peaks (how DO you get up South Baring anyway?), we didn't have good luck staying on the rather-faint-in-places trail and went too far left, then, finding the trail again, lost it again and went too far right. It was a lot easier to follow down from the summit to the saddle. We eventually figured it out and got to the top. Great views, all the clouds down low had burned off, and, after a hot, hot week in Seattle, today the temps were really mild and pleasant.

By the way, anyone know what's with all that scrap lumber around the summit block?
Posted Aug 21, 2010 11:55 am

Vinnyfun rescue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010


Succesful by all accounts: 4 hours up with the dreaded 'piton bag' and other rescue rigging gear. summited at 400am and made voice contact with subject within 20 mins.


Steep hike but not as steep as the north face ; )
Posted Aug 9, 2010 4:36 pm

awilsondcRoute Climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


This trail is steep! One of, if not the steepest trail I've hiked. There was snow in the gully, but no "snow wall" to be seen, just some class 3 rock. Really fun scrambling from the gully to the summit. It took just under 3 hours for the way up (2 stops at streams to refill my water, 1 for a snack), and just under 2 for the way down. My quads were not happy with the steep descent and my trekking poles were heavily relied upon. Great views from the summit though, well worth it! :)
Posted Jul 19, 2010 3:52 pm

ArkitektSummer Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009


Nice steep climb Mailbox type incline but with much better scenery and the reward at the top, priceless. I encountered two BASE jumpers along my hike. They put down in the marshy area just East of Barclay Lake.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 12:36 am

obumbrabitNo Berries  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Went up with crampons and ice axe; I used crampons because I am still new at the snow climbing thing. A couple other guys made it without crampons, but with axes. What is left of the "snow wall" is easily climbed. Berries are still green. The mud is only at the bottom of the first part, and is soon behind you.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 11:57 pm

gimpilatorBaring Rocks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010


Redwic pretty much said it all. The steep mud in the trees below the ridge was not much fun but the rest of the route was. I'm so happy, I stood on top of Baring today!
Posted Jun 13, 2010 11:10 pm

RedwicAn Awesome End To An Awesome Weekend!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010


After doing Desolation Peak as a *very long* day-trip the previous day, Gimpilator and I got back home by midnight but decided we had enough energy and enthusiasm to do another peak the following day. Due to our lateness, and with no time to gather other partners or join other trips, we agreed to attempt Mount Baring... a high priority peak for each of us and one which we recently heard had favorable snow conditions. The steep (and sometimes muddy) forested ascent/descent was not fun, but the ridge walk was enjoyable and the snow ascent (and glissade) closer to the peak was awesome. No crampons were needed but an ice axe was essential. The snow conditions were perfect for us. We were the only two people who made the summit that day, and clouds moved in shortly after we made the summit (preventing at least two other people from making it to the summit, due to a possible approaching storm system and potentially bad visibility). Everything worked well for our trek, and for our entire weekend for that matter.

This completed two great peaks in one weekend with approximately 10,000' total elevation gain. Woohoo!
Posted Jun 13, 2010 10:21 pm

ericwillhiteMissed the views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2005


Snowshoed up most of the route, summit was all ice and no views at all...all day. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/mount_baring/index_area_041.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 4:21 am

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