This route has it all. Beautiful old growth rain forest, fun snow slopes, a fairly steep headwall, and few crevasses. It's a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable climb.
Black Buttes to the summit in 3.5 hours or so. Pretty eerie to climb by starlight over the Coleman Glacier. Snow was awesome, and we made it from the summit to the cars in 4 hours.
Black Buttes to summit in 3:45. Because the mountain was so much warmer than the day before, the decent was tedious with all the punching through. Between the pumice ridge and Black Buttes wasn't much fun, as we were up to our knees half the time.
Intended to climb the headwall but was turned back by crevasses. Headed up this route instead and was very pleased.
A beautiful route. I loved the views from the Roman Wall.
FUn trip, decent weather. Lots of cool open crevasses. Pretty good snowbridges.
Climbed the C/D route solo overnight, 9/9/07-9/10/07, car to car in one push. Crevasses were hairy, and the route was straight up ice in places. Getting up was definitely easier than getting down in places.
What an intense climb! Pretty easy going (until you reach the Roman Wall) but dangerouse territory along the way.
Beautiful day, great conditions, windy summit of course.
Got to look down on a sea of clouds from the summit. It was a good day.
fun climb, what else can I say.
This was a fantastic climb. Not too crowded either. I've posted some of the photos here on summitpost, and all of them here.
Chris Umphres and I summited Baker in perfect conditions after departing from our snow-cave at 5am.
Car to Car in 12.5 hours. On summit at 6:30am, best fourth of July yet, good conditions - the lightning that chased us down the mountain
Spent the first night below Black Buttes. Awoke at 12AM and after crossing a few snow bridges, reached the summit via the Roman Wall at 7:15 AM. It was a little hairy coming down the Roman Wall. Saw some people belaying down it. That might be a good way to go. Perfect weather conditions all weekend, almost no wind and not a cloud in the sky for hundreds of miles.
Car to Car 14 hours. The Roman Wall was hard as a rock and sketchy..