Hi Everyone -
This summer I may be bringing a large group (10-18) of adults from an east coast climbing club to experience the climbing in the PNW. I'm no stranger to the Cascades, but I've never been out there with such a large group before.
Climbing experience of the group could vary from people who just follow trad to those with technical alpine experience and everything in between.
Ideally, we'd pop up a base camp at a campground for however many days and folks could go out on their own day climbs or mini expeditions and return to the camp at night. We've done this sort of thing before in Yosemite, with everyone staying at Tuolumne Meadows. In a perfect world, we'd go into to Boston Basin for a week, but with the permitting system we can't count on that (and not everyone will be glacier ready).
I'm familiar with Washington Pass and Leavenworth, so those are the first areas that come to mind that offer an array of climbing for all skill levels. Can anyone recommend any other areas that may be suitable for this type of trip? Most in the group will be rock climbers, but there will be a few that want to climb some moderate glacier routes up something like Baker or Shuksan. Would love to base camp in a centralized location in the park to be able to accommodate a variety of objectives. Moving camps midway throughout the trip isn't out of the question either.
Thanks for the help!