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


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


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


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!


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


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

Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


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


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


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


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

nodbodEaston  Sucess!


Up the Easton Glacier as my first Glacier climb. A good beginner since there is very little altitude. Pretty, yet smelly volcano. Did it with OSAT
Posted Jan 16, 2007 5:34 pm

bacrossmanColeman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005


Got to base camp at 6000ft and it was raining/snowing, just about turned around to go get some pizza and beer at the Northfork brewing Co. Good thing we didnt because it cleared up the next day and we got up the mountain with no problem.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 9:36 pm

OutdoorpartnerAAI training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2005


Part of a 6 day mountaineering class. Stormy ascent; was doubtul we would make it. Very windy up top.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:22 am

KOPPER425Roman Wall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006


This trip we had amazing weather and everything about it was just awesome. our route included the roman wall which was a litlle crazy at times but totally worth every muscle wrenching step. Great views from every angle of the climb as there weren't any clouds anywhere.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 5:41 am

scot'teryxColeman/Deming Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005


Good climb and good conditions, shold have brought the skis this time too make the slog out not so....sloggy. THis should always be a one day trip in the future
Posted Aug 24, 2006 9:01 pm

Aaron DyerColeman Deming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Aaron Dyer

Made it up, classic mountain.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 3:10 pm



Twice - once via Easton and once via Boulder in the 1990s
Posted Aug 14, 2006 7:23 pm

rickfordColeman-Demming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006


My first climb in the Cascades! My friend Chris Umphres and I climbed Baker fast and light. From the car, we climbed to the Col between Baker and Coflax Peak where we built a snow cave. We left our cave at 5 am and summited in a couple of hours. On the way down the large snow dome, my leg punched through a good-sized crevasse. Do not try this mouintain unroped! After Baker, we headed directly to Rainier and summited the next morning.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 2:33 am

mcmedvedRoute: Coleman/Deming
Date Climbed: May 22, 2004


A beautiful mountain. Severe post-holing cut short our summit attempt. A great trip none the less.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 12:08 am

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