May-August: Cascades Volcanoes

May-August: Cascades Volcanoes

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1 to 5 days

Ratio 3:1 to 1:1

Technical mountaineering and alpine climbs for all abilities lie on the volcanoes. Mt Baker and Mt Hood have some of the best access, and are fantastic training grounds for other objectives.

Mt Baker. Most commonly climbed in two days, Mt Baker can also be climbed in a one-day Bullet or with added instruction in three or four days.

  • Colman / Deming Glaciers
  • North Ridge
  • Intro to Mountaineering

Mt Hood. Available in May and June, Mt Hood is the most accessible mountaineer climb in the Pacific Northwest. Most often climbed in a day, there are also overnight options to make the adventure memorable.

  • Standard South Route
  • Leuthold Couloir
  • Sandy Headwall
  • Cooper Spur