Climbing Cost Recovery Fee - FAQs

Attention: As of February 8th, 2017, a new way of paying the climbing cost recovery fee has been enabled.

I'll be working on rewriting these FAQ answers to convey updated terminology and information in the next few days.

Do I need to pay the climbing cost recovery fee to climb Mount Rainier?

Do I need to pay the climbing cost recovery fee to go up to Camp Muir or Camp Schurman but no higher?

If I pay the climbing cost recovery fee do I still need to register for my climb in person?

How do I pay the climbing cost recovery fee?

When should I pay the climbing cost recovery fee?

How much is climbing cost cost fee and what form of payment can I use?

Once I have paid, when does it expire?

How many climbs can I do once I have paid the climbing cost recovery fee?

Where does the money go from the climbing cost recovery fees?

When I show up to register for my climb, what do I need?

How do I prove that I have paid the climbing cost recovery fee?


Does every climber need to have valid photo I.D.?

Is the payment of the climbing cost recovery fee transferrable to someone else?
Is the climbing cost recovery fee valid anywhere else?