A straightforward route to one of Washington's classic volcanic summits

Statistics

2,278

m

2,277

m

23

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

One of the most popular routes to the summit, the Easton Glacier is slightly more straightforward than the also popular Coleman-Demming route.

Beginning at the Park Butte trailhead, it winds its way to the Easton Glacier moraine and along the Railroad Grade to high camp around 6,000 ft. From here, most parties rope up for glacier travel and begin the fairly low angle ascent of the Easton Glacier toward the base of Sherman Peak.

The route then switchbacks up the eastern side of the Roman Wall, the steepest section of the climb, before reaching a broad and flat summit plateau.

Crossing the plateau leads to a snowy mound that marks the true summit of Mount Baker.