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Karl HelserColeman / Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Karl Helser

Baker is a cool mountain...Lots of eye candy. Ice blue glaciers, blocky debris fields, deep-ass crevasses, water falls falling over exposed rock bands...
The four of us camped at the lower (6000') camp. Excellent snow free camp rings and tasty running glacier water. Made for a long summit day though. Lower camp to summit to lower camp in 9.5 hours. Wind and fog at the summit (No views). A couple of threats of precip (rain) but nothing bad enough to chase us down.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 7:53 pm

andretColeman Glacier  Sucess!

andret

Clear skies, but incredibly windy at the top. It was about 25 degrees with 50 mph wind gusts. We spent about 45 minutes on the summit, had a few snacks, ate a watermelon and then headed down.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 9:04 pm

tkoooooooooocatch up  Sucess!

tkoooooooooo

climbed the coleman glacier route in 2005. quite lovely. we got up there just before the bergschrunt near the shaddle gave way and made the route much more difficult
Posted Jul 7, 2007 8:07 pm

dan-oEaston Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

dan-o

Nice hike up the Railroad Grade in good weather. Summit day started out nice, then we watched a storm system come in during our descent. Moved camp from up on the glacier down to the main high camp area. Enjoyed the sound of rain pounding on the tents while sippin a bit of whiskey. Always spend an extra day out if you can!
Posted Jul 7, 2007 2:17 am

boisedoceaston glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

boisedoc

Great weather. Snow was firm enough up high. The Roman Wall was essentially like walking up a staircase from multiple parties bootprints from the day before. Incredible views.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 4:07 am

nasakColeman/Deming
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

nasak

No dice on Father's Day weekend. Whiteout conditions kept us cozy in our tent rather than attempt the summit. Gotta go back!
Posted Jul 2, 2007 4:19 am

PantilatEaston Glacier  Sucess!

Pantilat

2004
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:18 am

James_WCold and Whiteout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

James_W

Headed up on a clear day. Went from a beautiful day to full whiteout and weather by the next morning. Was lucky enough to get views for the first few hours. I imagine if needed you could follow the SkiDoo tracks up most of the way...just follow the beer cans
Posted Jun 11, 2007 1:21 am

BlackmouthColeman-Demming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Blackmouth

The weather that week was perfect. Blue skies with white puffy clouds and very little wind. Baker is awesome, I can't wait to go back.
Posted May 30, 2007 8:16 pm

HeyItsBenColeman/Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

HeyItsBen

This has got to be one of the coolest peaks I've done. Got lucky with a weather window on day 3. Punched through one snowbridge on the Coleman, snow conditions were excellent on the way up and slushy on the way down.
Posted May 30, 2007 7:09 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Easton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Andy Dewey

Only 50' visibility at times, broke from clouds at 7000' into beautiful clear day. Bitter cold fierce wind blowing on top, stayed on top for about 2 minutes! Temperature varied from 20 degrees on top to over 70 at around 7000'! Punched through a hidden crevasse on the descent. Lots of snowmobiles on the first day, none on the second.
Posted May 29, 2007 1:35 pm

thundercloudColeman/Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004

thundercloud

Fun day out with friends. Nervous moment when Euro-skier was ascending the steeper portion on skins, decided to use our rope as a temporary handline. Enjoyed route more than Easton Glacier which I did two years prior.
Posted May 25, 2007 4:27 pm

EverydayExplorerDude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

EverydayExplorer

Dude!!! is the only word that can describe the climb. I managed to find the 6 most perfect days to play on Mt Baker. There was no wind, rain or sleet just clear blue skies and awesome views. Went up the Coleman Deming route and on summit day had hard snow that was perfect for crampons. The crevasses were still pretty much still closed and getting purchase on the Roman Wall was not a problem. Like I said earlier Dude!!! is the only way to describe the climb.
Posted May 20, 2007 2:33 am

haytraciElation  Sucess!

haytraci

Incredible experience!! I looked at that mountain from Bellingham for way too long not to have finally climbed it. One of the very few summits that moved me to tears to be atop it.
Posted May 17, 2007 2:19 pm

gimpilatorColeman Crevasse Fall
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

gimpilator

A blizzard and subsequent whiteout turned us around at 8500 feet. You can read about Jon falling into the crevasse in the Trip Report. I'll try again in a month.
Posted May 1, 2007 11:52 am

gimpilatorColeman-Demming
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

gimpilator

Me and Jon lead this group of 11 for our school, WWU. At the base of the Roman Wall we encountered severe wind loading. We proceeded with caution but several members on the lead rope team heard a crack and one person saw the snow fracture. Deciding it was unsafe to proceed, we turned around. I'll be back the weekend after next to give it another go.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 9:38 pm

mountainjunkieEarly Season Climb
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2006

mountainjunkie

Unfortunately, we had an unsuccessful summit attempt. The weather was good, but we had some equipment failure - a broken tent pole and a ripped shoulder strap on a brand new pack. Turning back was hard, but hopefully I'll be back.
Posted Mar 6, 2007 3:40 pm

mbollinoColeman-Demming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2001

mbollino

Went to Baker on the way home after enduring bad weather in the Canadian Rockies. Fun cramponing on the headwall. Managed to drop my camera (plus two slide rolls from the rockies) into a crevasse. Hope some future climber/geologist enjoys the impromptu time capsule!
Posted Feb 16, 2007 4:44 pm

ibndalightEaston Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

ibndalight

We climbed up with a full moon. We didn't even need our head lights then a storm rolled in just after reaching the summit we descended in almost white out conditions. This is a great route but the weather changes very fast.
Posted Feb 1, 2007 8:12 pm

highiceeaston glacier  Sucess!
did a nice climb of this route via a different approach...we deliberately went off track through any challenging section we possibly could. made for a longer day, but fun training along the way to the top. no one else on the route either.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 9:29 pm

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