Expect delays due to road construction.
Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. More »
Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers
Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »
How to get your Climbing Pass
There are three options for acquiring a Climbing Pass:
Where to Register for a Climb
In the summer, you can obtain a Climbing Pass and/or Climbing Permit in person at the following locations (make sure to check their hours of operation):
In the winter, you can obtain a Climbing Pass and/or Climbing Permit in person at the following locations:
Climbers must purchase their Climbing Pass in person at the locations above, but they can self-register for a Climbing Permit from September 15 to May 15 at the following locations:
Did You Know?
In 1792, Captain George Vancouver of the British Navy became the first European to sail into the Puget Sound. On the horizon, he noted a large, snowy mountain, known to local Native Americans as Tahoma, Takhoma, or Tacobet. Vancouver named it for his colleague Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.