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Ian CulhaneGerdine/Cool Glaciers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2016

Ian Culhane

Figured we'd cram in one more climb before the summer ended, and Glacier Peak seemed like a great way to fill the three day weekend. Started from the Sloan Creek campground, and camped about 2 miles before Glacier Gap (about 1/3 mile after cresting the ridge). Didn't get a view of the peak until near midnight, when the clouds finally cleared up some. Set out on Sunday for the summit at around 8:30; there was a solid cloud deck at around 7000', but we managed to stay mainly out of the clouds except for near the summit. About a foot of fresh snow on the mountain made for some fun navigation; past Glacier Gap we were making fresh tracks the entire way to the summit (in the end we were the only group to summit the entire weekend). Definitely recommend this climb; it has a much different feel than the other Cascade volcanoes
Posted Sep 10, 2016 12:17 am

splattskiGreat outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2016


Gorgeous area and great climb with boisedoc.
Trip report
Posted Jul 19, 2016 8:12 am

boisedocfun trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2016


we were able to thread the needle weatherwise with a great group. Definitely a long haul to get in there. Took the standard route which had no technical difficulties but I could imagine getting pretty disoriented around the White Chuck glacier remnants in low visibility.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 6:19 pm

rickfordTough, Hot Slog in the Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2016


Took our time over 4 days in very high temperatures (90 degrees or more). There was considerable slushy snow-pack all the way from white pass to just below the summit. The traverse from White pass to up and over the ridge was unstable and steep making for some very nice adventure! (I executed my first, real -life self arrest after losing my footing.) The upper slope (summit pyramid) was quite steep but we managed to top out in beautiful, albeit deteriorating weather.

Such a wild and isolated place...
Posted Jun 11, 2016 1:03 pm

scgrantGlacier Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2015


Great hike along the North Fork Sauk River to White Pass and then on to the base of the White Chuck Glacier where we camped. Awesome weather, albeit a bit smoky, the entire time on the mountain. Summited the next day and enjoyed over an hour on the top. The views were slightly obscured with all of the smoke in the air but still awesome. Camped out again at the base of the White Chuck Glacier before hitting the trail early the next morning. From White Pass on the hike out made the side trip to Indian Head Peak, the other P2K in the area.
Posted Nov 11, 2015 8:17 pm

EastKingOne of my best trips all time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012


Amazing trip!!
Posted Oct 30, 2015 12:16 pm

tdoughtyDeep in the Heart  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015


Sauk trail to Shelter first day, then over the passes to camp in first basin below Whitechuck. Rained like crazy that night so we proceeded up another 1,000' in white-out conditions on our third day. Summited on 4th day via glaciers gerdine and cool, etc. One long day out. W Garbear.
Posted Aug 12, 2015 12:57 pm

funkstufGlacier Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2015


North Fork Sauk Trail 649. Gerdine/Cool Glacier Route. Slightly crevassed at Gap so we roped for a short distance. Could do without crampons but we used them on the way up. Summited in the clouds so no view from the top but it was beautiful on the way up. Camped 3 nights but will stay longer next time because it's so nice. Will do it again.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 9:49 am

endo.the.timberG-C route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2015


climbed the "standard" route from car to car. Never doing that again...

Views from summit was one of the best in the Cascades.
Posted May 24, 2015 6:48 pm

adamcshawRe: G-C route
Hey Endo. I'm about to climb the standard route, going through White Pass to Glacier Gap. Any suggestions? Why wouldn't you do it again?

Would really appreciate any insight before our trip in about 2 weeks.

Thanks for your help!
Posted Jun 10, 2015 6:36 pm

youngclimer123middle of nowwhere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014


took our time, 5 day backpack from sauk river trail head. beautiful place,decent weather and man this peak is buried in the cascades!
Posted Jul 20, 2014 9:26 pm

seanoGerdine/Cool/Disappointment  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014


12h car-to-car from North Sauk trailhead via the standard Gerdine/Cool route. Glacier gear and even crampons are overkill for this long but scenic route. Trip report.
Posted Jul 19, 2014 1:49 pm

MattDurkeeGerdine/Cool Glaciers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


Last WA Volcano, finally!
Posted Jun 8, 2014 11:05 am

LadyWawabeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013


What a gorgeous trek..I stayed at glacier gap and made a slushy summit trek in morning. Go early! Spent two hours napping on a sunny summit though! :)
Posted Jul 12, 2013 3:57 pm

olygtx06scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012
Climbed in four days via Disappointment Peak Cleaver scramble. Took two days for the approach. One day for the climb from camp at Glacier Gap. One day to go back to the car. Crampons were necessary to descend one of the snowfields past Glacier Gap. The views were very nice. I ate some huckleberries on the hike back to the pass. The weather was ideal. Very clear skies and warm temperatures.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 2:17 am

tcingrumGlacier gap  Sucess!


Short trip from the gap. Great place to watch the sun go down.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 9:05 pm

kevinsaGlacier Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 1992


Did this one as a Mountaineer climb via the Kennedy Glacier.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 9:44 pm

DundeelGerdine/Cool Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012


Climbed with Dennis P.. Excellent weather. Had a great high camp at 7000 near the outlet of the basin west of Glacier Gap. I think EastKing passed by our camp. Some crevasses along route. Boot path crossed right over some. Saw a runner on Saturday who said he completed the roundtrip in about 13 hours!
Posted Sep 10, 2012 9:28 pm

WeatherManSun, Sun, Sun, some snow, and Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Hottest weekend of the year in W WA, got to spend it above tree-line and on the snow climbing this beast. Long hike in, gorgeous vistas and open/green slopes, and a walk-up trip to the summit. Went up via the Gerdine Ridge/Cool Glacier route, with the entrance to the Cool starting to really open up, couple more weeks of warm and it would be a real challenge to cross. Great climb, one to remember. (Oh and F-18s buzzed the mountain daily on the trip, really cool to see).
Posted Aug 20, 2012 12:44 pm

Jesus MalverdeVia Gerdine Ridge/Glacier>Upper Cool Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Jesus Malverde

S.Stephenson/B.Bongiovanni were right: get in there and climb this thing - an absolutely gorgeous area....Yikes! Only three left in Smoot's volcano book. Getting closer...Kriegsgefahr Zustand Tahomita!
Posted Aug 17, 2012 10:57 pm

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