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[TR] Mt. Baker - North Ridge 07/19/2020

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Trip: Mt. Baker - North Ridge

Trip Date: 07/19/2020

Trip Report:

I just wrote a nice TR but then hit the back button on my phone, d'oh....

Gist was: getting to ice step was pretty straightforward, it's an interesting route, AJ was my ice rope gun (thank you), we found a half pitch of AI3, the rest of route was very mellow, which was a little disappointing. There were 14 people on/at the ice step when we were there and I bet at least 30 people climbed the NR yesterday...nuts. Walking down was not cool and I vow to only ski down volcanoes from this day forward. 

On the summit I met @Juan Sharp and his partner (I'm not confident I remember his CC handle, sorry!) who had come up the Boulder. 

Pics without captions, feeling lazy:

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IMG_20200718_212304833.thumb.jpg.837c18c8c98f68a8c30452c8a14a0fbe.jpg

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IMG_20200719_095406965.thumb.jpg.6c95a0e306be79e215bb4bd9f156e1ef.jpg

Gear Notes:
We brought 7 screws of varying lengths, did not need the shortest ones. We brought 3 pickets but didn't use any of them.

Approach Notes:
Long traverse around 6600'...
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Hey @DPS He was not with Jason, I think he was with a Dave or a Tom... I'm embarrassed the name didn't stick.

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Hey you two, I was with Tom Breit.  We did the Boulder Glacier Route and I'm happy to provide beta to anyone who is considering that one.  We had the route to ourselves and so were somewhat surprised to see so many people (and dogs) on top.  But, as Alisse commented, the weather was bomber and folks have been cooped up.  It was time for everyone to stretch their legs!  A great day in the hills and the post-climb Advil seems to be helping.  Cheers, John

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17 hours ago, Juan Sharp said:

We had the route to ourselves and so were somewhat surprised to see so many people (and dogs) on top. 

Congrats on ticking this route - I found it to be very enjoyable a perfect length for a full-value big-day out in the mountains. 

 

I'm curious about the dog comment ... any pics?  Legalities of bringing dogs up there?  Thanks!

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@Alisse great job getting after it this year!

 

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Hi Dave, I checked my photos and didn't see any of the dog or dogs (I think we saw two?).  Although I'm an attorney, I don't know whether it's legal to have a dog on Baker.  Mount Adams certainly sees its share of pooches.  Maybe more people should consider the Boulder Glacier Route - it's a good one.  Full value, like you said.  Be well, John

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There is a pie shaped area on the Easton Glacier side that is not a wilderness area, so maybe dogs are allowed there?

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I don't think dogs are disallowed in the wilderness. Although I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog up over the punchy crevasses.

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On 7/20/2020 at 9:29 AM, Alisse said:

Trip: Mt. Baker - North Ridge

Trip Date: 07/19/2020

Trip Report:

 

I just wrote a nice TR but then hit the back button on my phone, d'oh....

 

Gist was: getting to ice step was pretty straightforward, it's an interesting route, AJ was my ice rope gun (thank you), we found a half pitch of AI3, the rest of route was very mellow, which was a little disappointing. There were 14 people on/at the ice step when we were there and I bet at least 30 people climbed the NR yesterday...nuts. Walking down was not cool and I vow to only ski down volcanoes from this day forward. 

On the summit I met @Juan Sharp and his partner (I'm not confident I remember his CC handle, sorry!) who had come up the Boulder. 

Pics without captions, feeling lazy:

IMG_20200718_180726744.thumb.jpg.d68afbc54b660fab23d1936a46676cfd.jpg

IMG_20200718_212304833.thumb.jpg.837c18c8c98f68a8c30452c8a14a0fbe.jpg

IMG_20200719_092159768.thumb.jpg.66b05112f2292aaf3fcf8b1aba45b8fc.jpg

IMG_20200719_095406965.thumb.jpg.6c95a0e306be79e215bb4bd9f156e1ef.jpg

Gear Notes:
We brought 7 screws of varying lengths, did not need the shortest ones. We brought 3 pickets but didn't use any of them.

Approach Notes:
Long traverse around 6600'...

What were the temps like?

Hoping to do it on Tuesday and it's supposed to be warm and 😬. Not sure how concerned to be lol

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18 hours ago, Shiona Martin said:

What were the temps like?

Hoping to do it on Tuesday and it's supposed to be warm and 😬. Not sure how concerned to be lol

Temps were...balmy! I never put on my puffy. Snow was pretty mushy even at 2 AM. Good luck!

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