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lalpinistnICE day to climb Hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Conditions were good and it was not crowded. On the way up we saw tents at around 9,000 (I hadn't seen people camping there before). Part way up we could see a team climbing from the Cooper Spur direction. About 30% were doing the Pearly Gates, the rest doing the Old Chute. I saw one or two teams going by the saddle to Leuthold Couloir. The Bergschrund was open extended down to intersect with the path of the Old Chute, which now is rerouted to simply go over the Hogsback (at 90 degrees rather than traversing the Hogsback) and down in the direction of Leuthold. There is a narrow snow bridge (over a deep crack) at the bottom where the vents have melted a bunch of snow. You ascend some super soft volcanic soil to before going pretty directly up the slope. Here is the worst part for this route: even though there weren't a whole lot of people, you have to climb up and down fairly exposed to ice fall from above caused by other climbers zig-zagging up or down. Progress was slowed by everyone shouting "ice" or "roller" every minute or so. And there is a lot more exposure to ice fall (natural and man-made) than the Old Old Chute path. Anyway, the trip was successful. We skiied/snowboarded down from Palmer (it was tough on tired legs) and we avoided that awful slog back to the parking lot. It was an awesome trip!
Posted Nov 11, 2011 10:49 am

lalpinistOld Schute Ice Fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Summited with my buddy Eric. This was my 4th summit, and my 6th or 7th attempt. Conditions were generally good, but the berg was open quite low and so the old chute route started low and as a result there was a long exposure to icefall (man made and natural) - much more than I'd seen in the past. Nice day. Skiied down from Palmer.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:12 am

dpexWhite and Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001


Pearly Gates and on up. Windy and cold!
Posted Nov 1, 2011 11:44 pm

apachedinoLeuthold   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2011


Camped @ Illumination after barely finding it in a whiteout. Awoke to crystal clear but very cold weather. Very faceted snow and postholing led us up Leathold instead of our planned Sandy Glacier Headwall route. Stellar day that turned into an inferno later!
Posted Oct 27, 2011 11:06 pm

Ted EliasonEasy, but cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1995

Ted Eliason

6 1/2 hrs from Timberline to the summit, standing behind a boy scout troup slowly crossing the crevasse in the crater. Still no skin exposed on top in July.
Posted Oct 12, 2011 12:10 pm

ssbclimberThe Old Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2009


Timberline Lodge and back in 11 hours with Ezra Danciu, George Sakaldasis, and Hugo Pimentel. Above Crater Rock we took the hogsback and traversed to the Old Chute. Perfect weather.
Posted Oct 8, 2011 1:46 am

MMclimbhighPalmer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010


The last day of official winter. Beautiful ski from Hogsback down. Finished up the Old Chute variation with fun catwalk on ridge.
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:47 am

vbeckman74Easy Hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005


We lucked out with the weather. Pay attention on Hood. Get a GPS tracker from the park. Watch the weather. Don't take chances. Hood kills people. Bagged with my cousin, Dean.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:17 pm

kdm17A little late...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011


First time up on the mountain. Started at 1:30am, took an hour siesta in the Palmer lift house, and hit the Hogsback around 8am. The snow was great the whole way up. The hogsback is very far to the left than what I had in mind and the PG route looked impassable. Nearly vertical with tons of signs of rock fall. We opted for the Old Chute, which was very straight forward, yet steep regardless. Back to the car around noon. I'd recommend waiting til next year if you're an amateur like my friend and I. Only one other person summited. The Bergy is open and very wide. No ropes.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 1:32 am

xpdaMount Hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 1999


Snow was Soft.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 3:33 pm

DarrenKnezekOld Chute Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011


Hiking by the ski run for over 2,000 feet was a little boring, but the top part was a blast. Great time with Jennifer and John Judd.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 10:15 pm

dkangasBit of a Yawner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2011
Loooooong snow slog for a small amount of climbing on the South Side. Will do another route next time.
Posted Aug 1, 2011 11:46 pm

jpsmythGreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011


Had a great time. Proved the value of wands to get back down.
Posted Jul 24, 2011 8:24 pm

zoomlocoshredded!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


standard route, conditions in the last chute were icy enough that I felt safety necessitated to put on crampons the last 100' or so, but otherwise just cruising. Snowboarded from the summit, again the only issue was the gnar ice in the initial descent couloir, after that it was regular black diamond...
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:30 pm

OsterizerOsterized  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007


Made the summit around noon via the Alternate Route
Posted Jul 15, 2011 8:48 pm

grahamOld Chute Dog Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011


Cool cone and the Timberline Lodge breakfast was awesome. Lots of folks on the mountain this day
Posted Jul 15, 2011 12:20 pm

nicozoneOld Chute Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


I went up on Monday (7/11) and the conditions are great in the mornings, but as soon as the sun starts shining ice started to come loose. There are long snowfall trails coming down from the Pearly Gates route. And the Bergschrund has opened up to cover the majority of the lower route.

The Old Chute route is still in great condition, with ice holding snowpack and allowing easy kick steps. We didn't stop for long at the summit because the winds started picking up.
Posted Jul 14, 2011 5:01 pm

MkaschkoOld chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011


Camped just outside the ski area and made the summit around 7:30am after leaving at about 2am. Good firm snow and a lot of it made for a pretty straightforward ascent.
Posted Jul 13, 2011 3:28 pm

BLongOld Crater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011


Took a friend up the pedestrian Old Crater Variation. The climbing up top in the chute was fun, although the route was tracked out the whole way. Abysmal weather (wet, cold, and cloudy). We only saw two other climbers on the peak the entire day; they had set up a camp and were doing the route in two days, complete with legitimate Chouinard and Frost laminated bamboo piolets!
Posted Jul 12, 2011 6:51 pm

5dsch"Mt. Hood", never gets old.
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011


Fun trip and 2nd trip to Hood this year! Unfortunately I had to turn around due to my partner hitting the wall hard at Devil's Kitchen. No hard feelings towards him though, 5 summits out of 6 ain't bad. Next year he agreed to accompany me again and we'll take 2 days. Even though we didn't make it, no regrets!
Posted Jul 10, 2011 12:17 am

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