Mt Rainier Gear List

***updated – post trip

I am heading to Mt Rainier to climb Disappointment Cleaver next week.  Prepping for the trip I put together my Mt Rainier Gear List.

Outdoor Research Furio Hardshell Jacket ((Shell)
El Cheapo Fleece Pull Over (Mid Layer)
Marmot Non-Cotton T-Shirt (Base Layer)
REI Synthetic Jacket like the Mountain Hardwear Compressor

REI Taku Soft/Hardshell Pants (Outer Layer) (full review)
Patigonia Capilene Bottoms (Base Layer)
Under Armor Underwear

Smartwool Mountaineering Socks  <— these rock
REI Liner Socks
La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX (full review)
Outdoor Research Expedition Gators

Basic Warm Hat
Julbo Glacier Glasses

Liner Gloves
Outdoor Research Gripper Gloves (Wind Stopper Fleece)
BD Guide Gloves

Cilogear 60L Worksack
Mammut 60m 1/2 rope
6mm prussik rope
Black Diamond Momentum Harness
Couple of Locking Biners <– don’t get spring locking ones
Ice Screw x1 <– depends on time of year
Pickets w/ runners x2
Grivel Ice Ax Standard Length
Leki Trekking Poles w/ Snow Baskets
Grivel G12 Crampons

Bibler Eldorado Tent
Sponge for Tent Condensation
Marmot Sawtooth Sleeping Bag (15 Degree Down)
Thermarest Z-Rest Modified 3/4 Length <– don’t “need” but it is nice to have two
Thermarest ProLite Full Length

MSR PocketRocket w/ Fuel & Pot Jetboil my partner also had a MSR Reactor
Nalgene Bottle x1
Gatorade Bottle

Petzl Headlamp
Compass & Map
Benchmade Knife
Chapstick SPF 30
Sunscreen SPF 60
Superglue, Duct Tape, Zip Ties
Tent Rip Tape

Well, that’s my Rainier climbing gear list.  I hope its helpful.

9 thoughts on “Mt Rainier Gear List

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  5. welle

    hey, did you feel that Taku pants were an overkill or just right? I’ll be heading out in the end of August, was wondering if my winter softshells would be an overkill. No shovel or ice screws?

  6. Jon

    For me the Taku pants were just right. I had a base layer on underneath and on the hike to Muir they were zippered open for ventilation. On summit day they kept me warm and dry even in 90+mph winds. If you’re softshells block the wind pretty well then I’d wear them. My buddy had on a Patagonia softshell with a microfleece lining and overheated. Just FYI.

    We both had one ice screw when we went up but a shovel was unnecessary because we stayed in the hut at Camp Muir.

    Good luck.


  7. Elroy Snooks

    Hello,Fantastic blog dude! i’m Tired of using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Have you thought about putting video to this blog posts to keep the readers more entertained?I think it works.Sincerely, Elroy Snooks

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