A main factor of this current route is its tenuous nature. Many of the current passages are thin and hollow and the current hot weather is not helping. Teams should be prepared to potentially change route or not return exactly the way they came. Stay tuned for any updates as more info from Rangers and Guides become available.
Making the top of Rainier is still possible this September. Come enjoy fewer crowds, and fall vistas on the Mountain.
- Sam Luthy 682
|Hollow terrain just above the Cleaver .|
|Double Ladder bridge.|