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CalOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2012


Steeper than I thought it would be. Glad to have the short ax in addition to the long. Devil's kitchen was particularly nasty and left my eyes feeling like I'd just chopped an onion, other than that, beautiful day for a climb.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 12:15 am

VndlClmbrOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011


Was sucessfull in my 3rd attempt, got to the summit with Reggie, and Christine, felt great to finally get the summit done
Posted Apr 3, 2012 1:51 am

OWildernessMade It!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


Made it up last summer in gnarly weather, but beautiful views from the top!
Posted Mar 13, 2012 1:56 pm

santanoniSouth Side in a cloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011


Started at about 145, was trying to beat a weather system. I lost. Mist condensed on me until about 9500, then it became ice. Visibility was lousy, but I went on as several guide groups had made wonderful tracks to follow. They turned back at the hogs back, but I made the final ascent and then came down. By the time I was at the top of the palmer I still had a quarter inch of ice on me. Pretty entertaining in that regard. Made it down by 8, so it was a fast run despite the weather.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 12:01 pm

Rock67Mt. Hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2000


Climbed with Dan Trout
Posted Jan 7, 2012 4:17 pm

setrentReid Headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2011
Excellent conditions made this a great climb. If in doubt route finding, go climbers left.
Posted Jan 6, 2012 4:15 pm

hatchgreyComplete white out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011
Complete white out! only saw 5 others on the mountain that day. everyone summitted
Posted Jan 6, 2012 1:20 am

Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


Good times on a beautiful mountain!
Posted Dec 16, 2011 12:51 am

mreiter1Success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


Hogsback Route
Posted Dec 11, 2011 2:07 pm

gimpilatorLeuthold Coulior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2011


The Leuthold Coulior in December is a strange place to learn ice climbing. We spent the first night at Illumination saddle. The wind destroyed my tent so we had to dig a snow cave. Later that evening another man joined us after he was unable to erect his tent in gale force winds. The following day, in the coulior, we found thin ice covered the steepest parts of the hourglass. Constant icefall bombarded us, thankfully no large pieces. We downclimbed the standard route.
Posted Dec 6, 2011 10:18 pm

DrGonzoMt. Hood, Old Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Pretty simple (But fun) climb. We summited at 8:00 AM. On decent there were a lot of people knocking ice loose... I was struck in the hand with one of these rather large blocks. No injury, just got me nice and pissed off. I would make sure and wear a helmet if you are going to be near the pearly gates/hogsback later in the day. I'm from Portland, so it was a pretty fun day trip!
Posted Nov 23, 2011 2:33 pm

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

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