North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Range, Mount Baker, North Ridge Variant

Publication Year: 1980.

Mount Baker, North Ridge Variant. Norm Brones, Jim Corbin, Vinny Perrone and I on June 2 and 3 did a variant on Beckey’s route on Mount Baker’s north ridge. Upon reaching the ice steps at 9600 feet we traversed far to the right for some 150 yards and climbed the step from the top of a rock formation on the snow face. At this point the step is a single vertical pitch with some overhanging bulges.

Roger L. Kammerer