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PorterM

[TR] Mt Rainier - Kautz in a day 07/15/2018

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Trip: Mt Rainier - Kautz in a day

Trip Date: 07/15/2018

Trip Report:

 

A few days ago Jay and I made a single push climb of the Kautz Glacier. After an 11pm alarm in Ashford we left paradise at 12:30am, and stood atop the mountain by 8:30. We chose to each take 2 tools and a small glacier rack and rope but we ended up opting to solo the entirety of the route. For those looking at climbing the route soon there are moderately big cracks above the ice chutes before crossing the cleaver. Nothing show stopping but definitely big enough to make you think. That aside, the route is in excellent condition and I encourage anyone who's thinking about it to head up there! Here are a few pretty pictures...

 

 

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Jay always adheres to the 3 F's of mountaineering. Fashion, Fashion, and Fashion

 

Gear Notes:
Minimal, rope, harnesses, 2 screws, 2 pickets, glacier rack, didn't use any of it

Approach Notes:
Pretty straight forward

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