Baker via coleman deming

Baker via coleman deming

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: May 12, 2010
Activities Activities: Mountaineering

Day 1

We left on a friday at 1 pm after we finished up classes for the day. Miles, Scotty and I ascended through the forest on heliotrope ridge. We wore snowshoes most of the way up the trail, a necessary tool!
Heliotrope Ridge
Scotty on Split board
We set up camp on the flats below the black buttes.
The sunset was beautiful and the mountain was glowing like no other! The bottle of whiskey was enjoyable!
Our tent
Sunset from camp

Summit and out

We woke up at 2 am and started our ascent. however mild hangover/being a little drunk still slowed us down. Scotty split up while miles and I wore our crampons. The snow was hard and made crampon ascent very easy. Early morning sunrise to the north/east was beautiful.
Ascending in the Early Morning
Early Morning sunrise

We arrived at the saddle and were blessed with great views of rainier and the rest of the ascent was layed out in front of us.
Roman Wall

The summit was great mostly windless and perfectly clear. The views were spectacular as we could see rainier, glacier, shucksan, the canadian cascades and the olympic mountain range! what a sight
Miles on the Summit

Scotty boarded off of the summit while miles and I walked like bitches, what a rough sight to watch him take turns past us while walking!
We arrived back at the tent, enjoyed sunshine then headed out to the car. Glissading was the name of the game on the way out. Very long runs.

We did not rope up


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