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Looking for a group to climb Rainier with 5/9-5/12

Postby NateC » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:44 pm

I'll be on a work trip in Bellevue, WA 5/7-5/8 and would love to take the opportunity to climb Rainier while I'm out there.

I've got a good amount of 14er experience in Colorado, but haven't really dealt much with glacier travel. I'd be up for trying any route, provided I can catch my flight back on the 12th.

Let me know if you'd be interested!
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Re: Looking for a group to climb Rainier with 5/9-5/12

Postby Matt Lemke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:10 pm

If you are short on glacier travel experience, I would recommend at least finding someone who does have experience to join you. It is really important you know how to set up a z-pulley. Maybe take a day while at camp to practice that with your team.

I would also recommend the Emmons Route over the DC simply because there is no loose rock cleaver to climb and there are less people.

Good luck
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Re: Looking for a group to climb Rainier with 5/9-5/12

Postby NateC » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Great, thanks for the info. Do you know if there are any better avenues for finding partners? I really don't want to spend the money on a guide...
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Re: Looking for a group to climb Rainier with 5/9-5/12

Postby Matt Lemke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:17 pm

Try Cascadeclimbers.com
you will hit a larger group of people from Washington there
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