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DigglerGreat day on the roof of OR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

Diggler

Sunshine route (Elliot Glacier)
Started out from Cloud Cap campground @ 4.43. As we'd just gotten there in the dark, somewhat disoriented- took some walking around to figure out the correct way to go. Further confused by sign saying trail @ river crossing impassable.

Fortunately, not too much thought was put into it & we just kept going (never discovered what they were talking about). Before we knew it, we were on the ridge above timberline, looking at the sun catching up to us, with the hulking masses of St. Helens & Adams looming behind us- awesome surroundings!

Roped up at an island below headwall leading to bench below main body of glacier. Passing below main icefall surreal- I'd never been at such close range to such an impressive glacial phenomenon! Climb up to Cathedral Ridge past Horseshoe Rock the most interesting part of climb- traversing & climbing steep slush directly over the huge 'schrund (glad we didn't test those pickets!) airy & thought-provoking! Quite relieved once we attained Cathedral Ridge...

Some delicate ridge traversing directly adjacent some enormous cornices & we were at the top of Oregon! Summited at 13.17. Hung out & enjoyed the phenomenal views from the top, while enjoying some brew & snacks.

Left summit ~14.30. As I didn't desire to downclimb the route we'd ascended after it had gotten even slushier, we made the decision to descend the S side. After taking awhile to identify the correct features of the route, I concluded that there was no way I wanted to descend the steep, slushy nightmare of the Pearly Gates. After some traversing the way back whence we'd come, we downclimbed a variation conveniently situated between 2 debris paths. When looking down from below, it seemed to be one of 2 of the different S side variations. While it was steep (we faced in while downclimbing until shortly above the exit to Devils Kitchen), I was glad we chose this way while watching countless discharges from the rocks & walls above. Besides Faith getting a headache from the notable sulfur emissions, the remainder of the way down was uneventful. Bergschrund on the standard route was absolutely enormous! Got to Timberline maybe 6ish.

Then came the adventure of getting back to my truck, some 30 miles away... Great day on an amazing peak with wonderful company!
Posted Jul 20, 2010 1:43 pm

vanman798South Side Old Chute Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

vanman798

Went up from Timberline via the South Side Old Chute Variation. Very windy day with gust over 50 mph. The wind made everything icy. Had to crawl over the knife edge to avoid being blown off!
Posted Jul 20, 2010 11:19 am

oregonrpaSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

oregonrpa

Hiked from Timberline starting at midnight under a full moon and clear skies. At Hogsback by 3:30. Waited there for friends until 4:45, then proceeded to summit. On top at 5:50. Gorgeous morning, great climbing conditions. More snow than in 2008 at this time of year, and "steps" no near as well defined on last steep push to the top.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 11:32 am

montyq2Blitz climb  Sucess!
We had just climbed Mt. Rainier, then got in the car and drove to Mt. Hood. We slept in the car for about two hours then started our hike around 1:00am. Got to the summit just as the sun was rising and casting a perfect pyramid shaped shadow across the valley.The weather could'nt have been been better.We made it back to the car around 9:00am and flew back to S.L.C with a total trip time of both summits in 64 hours.
Posted Jul 10, 2010 6:24 pm

nartrebattempt
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

nartreb

Main problem was lack of sleep - legs and lungs felt mostly OK but I was clearly slowing the group down. Called it a day (er, night) at the line of rocks around 9,000 ft. Took a five-minute nap beside the snowboard jumps on the way down and slept like a rock in the bed of the truck while Jimbopo and his brother bagged the summit. I had tried to convince EastKing to go with them (I could see the lodge, and there were other people coming up behind us), but no dice.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 6:34 pm

DustyDeb9Perfect conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

DustyDeb9

Started at midnight, nice compact snow. 15-30 mph winds. Climbed south side, over hogback and up the old chute. Icy, but nice steps carved in on the steeper slopes. Summited around 7 am. Amazing views from the top. Able to glissade from just below Devil's kitchen to the top of Palmer lift. Overall a perfect day.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 12:10 am

Mike LewisOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Mike Lewis

Big thanks to Dave for all his driving and positive energy. Left Timberline at 10:45PM with EastKing, his friend Dave and my brother. Dave got sick at ~9,000' and we split into two teams with EK sacrificing his summit bid. I continued with my brother. We climbed to Crater Rock, radioed our postion, and climbed up through the "Old Chute" which was steep and uncomfortably hard packed snow. Summit ridge was a hair raiser but no sweat. Summited at about 5:30 AM. Killer views. I mean it though; watch out or it'll kill ya'. Downclimbed the chute and descended original route getting back at around noonish.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:00 am

davidvdrOld Chute Route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

davidvdr

I probably climbed too late in the season...shrund was massive. However, I had great weather and few people were on the mountain.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 2:30 pm

mattdalmanOld Chute Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010

mattdalman

Camped above the Palmer ski lift the night before and went up the old chute route on the 8th. We had to front point up the old chute because of snow conditions. Fantastic views from the summit that morning!
Posted Jun 12, 2010 9:35 am

mrchad9Cold!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

mrchad9

About the coldest I've ever been in June. Camped just above the ski lift the night of a 'Winter Storm Advisory' in June. Our 3-season tent filled with blowing snow all night. Started to pack up in the morning to head down, but at daybreak the winds left and decided to climb on. Went the Old Crater Route due to ice conditions through the gates. Not a bit of rockfall due to the cold, and had a wonderful afternoon on top under sunny skies.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 2:28 am

adventurdreamerHogsback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

adventurdreamer

The hardest part of the climb was dealing with all of the people. There was nearly a fistfight at the Pearly Gates and someone from Iowa or Ohio asked my advice for how to get back down because it was so steep. I think I had good advice, "don't sit down because your outer layer is really slippery"
Posted Apr 25, 2010 10:22 pm

Noah (Oregon)West Crater / Mazama  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Noah (Oregon)

We woke up at 1:30 and left Portland at 2:00. We were at Timberline at 3:30 and climbing at 4:00. We carried our ski boots and skis this time so the slog up the ski slope was tougher than usual. We got to the top of Palmer at 5:40 where we dropped the skis. Lighter and wearing crampons, we got to the Hogsback in good form and dropped down to climb from the base of the West Crater / Mazama route. It was about as steep as the Pearly Gates but obviously much more wide open. The warm air caused a lot of rimey chunks to roll down at us but I didn't think it was going to get worse as the morning went on so I pushed straight up to the rime chutes at the top of the slope and crossed [climber's] right to the main summit area. It was a wonderful day! We were back down at the car by about 10 (thanks to the skis).
Posted Mar 23, 2010 12:29 am

mcphermaA little windy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

mcpherma

Much nicer climb on snow. We took the Old Chute rout and it was surprisingly uncrowded being a weekend with mostly nice weather and all. It was windy up to Crater Rock and then calmed down until the summit. Beautiful climb.
Posted Feb 24, 2010 8:33 pm

HolkA First on Two Accounts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010

Holk

This was the first attempt at a summit and the first winter ascent for my brother Isaac and I. We climbed the Old Chute via the Hogsback. My TR: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/599397/Old-Chute-2010-Winter-Ascent.html
Posted Feb 23, 2010 10:30 pm

e-doctriple crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

e-doc

First of 3 peaks in 5 days; Hood, Adams, and St Helens. Outstanding weather to summit 3 peaks for a boy from the east. Also summited in 2010 via the Sunshine route
Posted Feb 4, 2010 6:50 am

mtncorgSouth Side and Wy'East  Sucess!

mtncorg

For something at bit more interesting and lonely - go up the Wy'East. The view of the many down on the Hogsback from atop Steel Cliffs is super. Plus, when you make your way onto the summit, someone will invariably ask you 'where the hell did you come from?' :-]
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:27 pm

SnowsloggerThe Local Mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1991

Snowslogger

This was my first time up. Have been up almost yearly (about 16 times now), by four routes (South Side, West Crater Rim, WyEast, Leuthold Couloir).
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:20 am

SKITriple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009

SKI

Finally!
After summiting Adams and Saint Helens back to back, Hood can be checked off the list. Broke through the Pearly Gates and was the third man atop the summit on a busy day. Bullet ice everywhere and dipstick snowboarders contemplating their lives above the fumarols. Viva Cascades!
Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:30 pm

rmick25Beauty of a day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009

rmick25

First time up Hood via Hogsback and old chute route. Blue skies, perfect temp, snow wasn't too bad either. Though the strong smell of sulfur was something to be desired. Def taking Leuthold next time. Great time overall!
Posted Nov 30, 2009 3:16 pm

alpinedonMany Times, only one summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

alpinedon

The first time I attempted Hood was with the Obsidians in June of 2000, and just as we were reaching the hogsback, two climbers fell something like 800' and we ended up being one of the groups that set out to help, giving up our summit attempt. It took me four more tries to get past the mental block I had before finally reaching the summit in 2004.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 12:46 am

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