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ChrisRoute Climbed: Coleman-Deming route Date Climbed: July 12, 1999  Sucess!

Chris

What a fantastic mountain! Weather was good, route was great.
Posted Mar 21, 2004 2:40 pm

carloselbrusRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

carloselbrus

Alpine Ascents 7 days climbing course.
Posted Mar 2, 2004 10:46 am

esugiRoute Climbed: Coleman - Upper Deming Glacier Date Climbed: July 27, 2003  Sucess!

esugi

Second summit of Baker. We left at 2:40 am and reached true summit at 6:20 am. We took a couple of long breaks. Beautiful summer day with no wind at all.



We were a two man team but never felt uncomfortable on the glacier. The route stays in the shade till late morning (10 am in our case) so the snow stayed firm through the entire descent back to camp.



Posted Mar 1, 2004 12:48 pm

Super Sweet ChopsRoute Climbed: Coleman/Deming Date Climbed: October 25 2003  Sucess!
We couldn't have climbed any later in the year. Super hard ice. The icefall section above Hogback was a total nightmare. Super strong winds but actually a beautiful day. Routefinding a bit of a problem but the beautiful thing, my partner and I on the mountain alone for two days without seeing anyone!
Posted Feb 9, 2004 10:35 pm

rleslieRoute Climbed: Coleman-Deming Date Climbed: May 1999  Sucess!
Took AAI six day course. Rain & sleet the entire week & a total white-out at the summit, but loved it!
Posted Dec 22, 2003 8:01 pm

eckdoerryRoute Climbed: Coleman-Upper Deming Date Climbed: Augest 1998  Sucess!

eckdoerry

A truly awesome climb. We slept at the foot of the glacier and left at 430am in poor weather. Almost bagged it, but decided to see what happens a bit further up. At 9k ft, we broke through cloud deck into glorious weather. The incredibly aethetic view of Baker's heavy glaciation and nearby peaks poking through the cloud deck was incredible.
Posted Nov 28, 2003 12:33 pm

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: Roman Wall  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

Nice easy climb on hard snow.
Posted Nov 3, 2003 8:30 pm

jverschuylRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: July 25, 1996  Sucess!

jverschuyl

Lots of beautiful ice forms and crevasses. Fun, relatively easy route on a beautiful day.
Posted Oct 24, 2003 1:05 pm

Zhenya77Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: May 23, 2003  Sucess!

Zhenya77

Memorial weekends always helpful by adding up some necessary vocation time in our bussy life style. It was early in the season, thus most of the roads leading towrds the trailhead were completely covered with snow. Once we found a spot where to leave our car we started to go up the trail. The weather was buitiful in the morning but was rotten by the heavy rain later in the day. After a nasty day of hike we did not hope to see a clear sky, but fortunatly the next day became very promising. The summit condiitons were perfect and we summited via the Normal route with some littel variations(45 deg ice climb) to make the summit day more remarkable. It took us nine our total from the base came and back.
Posted Oct 5, 2003 5:04 am

schitthaedtRoute Climbed: Coleman-Deming Date Climbed: September 13th, 2003  Sucess!

schitthaedt

Went up with the promise of a dusting of new snow, bought my snowboard and rode down the majority of the Coleman-Deming route. We found shallow powder/corn down to 8000 feet. Perfect weather for the third time in a row.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 7:46 pm

schitthaedtRoute Climbed: Coleman-Deming Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2003  Sucess!

schitthaedt

Once again, perfect conditions and amazing weather. The route was very busy on the weekend. We camped at the high camp up at 7000 feet, which in hindsight is not a very good idea. The glacier begins at 6000 feet, and the first section is steep and heavily crevassed. A fall with a full backpack on this section would not be pretty. It's a short climb anyway, so the low camp on the rocks at 6000 feet is perfectly suitable.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 7:40 pm

stayteRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: September 5, 2003  Sucess!
An amazing climb...can't wait to go back and try one of the other routes.
Posted Sep 11, 2003 11:11 pm

scot'teryxRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: June 16, 2003  Sucess!

scot\'teryx

Left TH at 12 midnight for a one day ascent of the north ridge, and a ski down the coleman deming route



20 Hours RT, too many running belays above ice cliff due to fresh snow and balling up of crampons.



Good ski down on corn.

TR and images:

http://www.nwog.org/reports/061603bakernridge.htm
Posted Aug 26, 2003 1:45 pm

azalea4460Route Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

azalea4460

Climbed the Easton Glacier group as part of an Alpine Mountaineering course. Great alpine start with clear skies, a full moon and views down to Ranier and Seattle and over the Puget Sound. Good snowbridges in late May made the glacier relatively easy. Beautiful panorama from the summit.
Posted Aug 26, 2003 7:52 am

Johnhl94563Route Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: 7/17/03  Sucess!

Johnhl94563

Part of an AAI mountaineering course. Spent 5 days up on the mountain. The weather cleared on or summit day and gave us nice crisp snow and great views.
Posted Aug 13, 2003 11:02 pm

Phil DeckerRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: August 2, 2003  Sucess!

Phil Decker

- We camped @ 6,500'

- Got up @ 1:00 am

- Started climbing @ 2:00 am

- Snow conditions were excellent

- Sun rose up @ 5:30 am

- Reached the summit @ 5:45 am (good pace)

- No wind on the way up but cold brisk and blustery on top (take layers when you stop).

- Stayed for an hour and had fun on the glacier on the way down.



climbing partner JW Port
Posted Aug 7, 2003 7:26 pm

SharonRoute Climbed: Easton Glacier Date Climbed: September 10-11, 1988  Sucess!

Sharon

Partners: David Morgan, Hubertus Guenther, Joe Nappi, Erich Guenther.

Posted Jul 22, 2003 9:02 pm

NormanRoute Climbed: Coleman/Deming Date Climbed: June 15, 2003  Sucess!

Norman

Baker can be done in one day as an option. Leave cars from Heliotrope Ridge trailhead about 1:00AM, summit by 9:30AM and back to car by 3:00PM. We have done it the last two years as a warm up for other climbs. Just an option, but the packs are sure lighter.

Posted Jul 17, 2003 10:46 pm

bradlystraRoute Climbed: Coleman/Deming Date Climbed: 6/19/03  Sucess!
Glacial Core Samping
Posted Jul 17, 2003 3:26 pm

lkrancusRoute Climbed: Coleman/Deming Date Climbed: June 18, 2003  Sucess!

lkrancus

Great trip! Had the route mostly to ourselves. Spent a few hours on the summit collecting glacial core samples with some WWU friends.
Posted Jul 15, 2003 8:59 pm

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