Favorite climb in Washington so far. You can read about my trip report here:
The North Ridge of Baker is a fun late season ice route.
Wow! a classic alpine line in the north cascades, 2 pitches of beautiful alpine ice, AI3 and AI2, on high quality alaska blue. a great feeling in the perfect setting. one of those special days :)
Fantastic route. Ice step was a waterfall, so we were forced to take the left side.
Took right ice variation with Eric, Tian and Jeffrey. Good Mazamas outing. The headwall was in good shape and took a solid rope length. Great lead by Jeff.
great climb with Andrew, 2 days and limited sight once on top of ridge, followed two ahead to summit by Andrew looking for pon prints...boot path down roman wall and sun, of course, at hogs back.
this is one of my favrite route on baker so far.
Great conditions made for an easy 1/2 day climb.
Went up the north ridge, it was a great climb. I definitely recommend it, i'll probably do it again someday
Climbed the North Ridge as part of an AAI Alpine Ice Class. Storm blew up while we were partway up the crux around 9600' and we had to retreat. Otherwise a really nice climb, which I hope to do unguided (and successfully!) in the not too distant future.
Beautiful climb. First time for me, second for him and definately see why people consider it a classic. 7 screws brought, with two pickets and a fluke which was nice.
Climbed from car (trailhead) to the summit and back in 18 hours. Very slow go due to variable white out conditions on the glacier.
Ice pitches were fantastic and the scenery was unbelievable. Great time with good partners. Must do route in the cascades if you're into alpine climbing.
Brought 10 screws and used 5 on route, 2 each at top and bottom belay stations. Also used pickets for running belay across steep traverse slopes.