Elevation

14,411 ft / 4,392 m

#1 in Washington

#24 in United States

Prominence

13,212 ft / 4,027 m

Summits

249 summits

#1 in Washington

#42 in United States

Top climbing months

July   34%

June   26%

August   15%

Most climbed route

Disappointment Cleaver (1-way)

7.5 mi • 8,967 ft gain • Class 3

Highlights

  • Most prominent mountain in the contiguous US (prominence is greater than K2!) and the 21st most prominent mountain in the world
  • Huge, active stratovolcano with 2 craters on top, last eruption 1894
  • 26 major glaciers, it’s the most heavily glaciated peak in lower 48 states
  • Mount Rainier is the highest point in Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Thousands attempt to summit each year, but only about half of attempts succeed mostly due to weather or conditioning
115 summits • 7.5 mi • 8,967 ft gain • 18 hr 40 min • Class 3
33 summits • 8.2 mi • 10,047 ft gain • 18 hr 0 min
21 summits • 19.0 mi • 6,949 ft gain • 28 hr 6 min
4 summits • 5.9 mi • 4,838 ft gain • 11 hr 50 min

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