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Oregon-ClimberRoute Climbed: HogsBack Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!


A bit nippy but we made it to the top.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 8:57 pm

Oregon-ClimberRoute Climbed: HogsBack Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


Fourth ascent of Hood via the HOG, 3rd summit! Maybe it's time to try a new route.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 8:56 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 1, 2001  Sucess!


Just a short slog up from Timberline until the interesting Sulphur fumes; nice summit views. - Sean Duffy
Posted Dec 30, 2005 9:23 pm

younkinRoute Climbed: south side, hogs back Date Climbed: 1970  Sucess!


this was my second volcano Rainer was the first, it was a slog but had a good view from the top...
Posted Dec 1, 2005 1:24 am

alpinedanRoute Climbed: Cooper Spur Date Climbed: may 2000  Sucess!


great climb
Posted Nov 15, 2005 10:35 am

SiberianSayanRoute Climbed: Southside/Hogsback Date Climbed: May 5, 1996  Sucess!


Climbed in a party of three on a gorgeous day -- warm, few incidents -- I even got to see the inside of the bergstrum!
Posted Nov 6, 2005 4:04 pm

mandrakeRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: May 29, 2003  Sucess!


Really fogged & clouded in at the base, but got above it and beautiful weather on top.
Posted Oct 31, 2005 7:42 pm

Brian FrederickRoute Climbed: South Date Climbed: June 1979  Sucess!

Brian Frederick

Great fun with a great friend. Left the car at 4 on the summit by 8
Posted Sep 29, 2005 9:43 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: South Side/Hogsback Date Climbed: July 13, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Very enjoyable climb. Not too much snow on the mountain until the groomed ski slopes. Started out at 2 am, summit at 6 am with great views above the cloudline. The bergschrund was wide open, but could be bypassed on the left side. Some pebbles and ice whizzing by as the sun hit the final slope to the summit. To my knowledge, I was the only one to summit that day because on my return trip, the other two parties were considering turning around because it was late in the day (8 am) and they looked beat! At any rate, very enjoyable climb with swell views.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 3:56 pm

vancouver islanderRoute Climbed: South Side/Hogsback Date Climbed: June 17 2004  Sucess!

vancouver islander

Second time's a charm. Tried this route in June 2002 (just after they removed the helicopter!) and turned back at Crater Rock in a whiteout. This time it was windy but clear throughout. Left Timberline at 2am and summited just before 11. Bit of a flog up to Crater Rock but a nice route up the Hogsback and around the 'schrund. Main worry was the human bowling ball potential. We counted 31 climbers on the route and not all of them seemed competent. Down in about 3 hours. We'd stayed at Timberline Lodge the previous night, so got to use the showers (and pool and sauna if we'd wanted to) before we drove off. This is the Lodge's policy and a fine one it is too.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 2:43 am

cascadeclimber1978Route Climbed: West Crater Rim Date Climbed: February 26, 2005  Sucess!


Perfect weather all weekend. Not a cloud in the sky on summit day. Great views and climbing.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 4:21 pm

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: May 14, 1998  Sucess!
A great early season training climb. (Although the transit of the Ski area is a bit boring!...(it's cheating to take the Sno-Cat half way!)

Number of times summited to-date: 10 +!

Posted Aug 18, 2005 10:23 am

LeviRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: Thursday June 30, 2005  Sucess!


Started out at Timberline Lodge at about 1:45 AM, got up to the Hogsback at about 9:15 AM and decided to rope up there, we got summit at a 11:00 AM the view was cloudy to the north but was perfect everywhere else. The snow and ice got slushy on the way back down and we started glissading at Crater Rock and after a long day we got back to the truck at four o'clock.

Posted Aug 4, 2005 1:26 am

easleygoneRoute Climbed: hogsback Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!
This is one of my favorite mountains. A beautiful day

with a an old climbing buddy.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 9:59 am

thundercloudRoute Climbed: Sunshine Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Cluck party. Route condition, in my estimation, is in very late season form. Crevasse at Anderson, and Berg at Horseshoe, both were skirted to the right side. On this day, snow conditions were mixed with some soft snow, firm snow/ice, and crunchy rime up high on Cathedral Ridge. Firm snow was found in all the right places though. Great intermediate route, and terrific climb party.
Posted Jul 15, 2005 12:53 pm

cluckRoute Climbed: Sunshine Date Climbed: July 12 2005  Sucess!


Left Cloud Cap 1:30AM. Hit PCT West and headed up West morraine. Crossed under (right/West) of Lag Crags in dark and headed up to snow dome on mellow snow. Shrund at Anderson rock starting to get dicey. Had to do a far (righ/West) end run on shrund below Horseshoe rock and then up to Cathederal Ridge, to Queens Chair and across the North Ridge to the summit (reached at 9:00AM). Warm temps but decent snow. Down to Southside. Fun easy route that wasn't as long/hard as we expected.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 8:28 pm

Bill562Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!


Fun climb with Eric below, Brian and Will. Great day after a couple of days of Prozac promoting weather. Hairy section above the bergschrund encouraged us to rope up on descent. One of the most beautiful peaks I have seen.

Posted Jul 12, 2005 4:47 pm

uap304Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: July 04, 2005
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005


What a beautiful day on a very entertaining little route. With landmarks right and left, no part of this hike was a slog like on other Cascade peaks. I even ran into someone who shared a mutual acquaintance. There was some nice glissading to be had just below the Hog, that is until somebody ruined the chute by hiking in it. Up and out by noon, back in town for BBQ and fireworks. Gotta love Hood.
Posted Jul 6, 2005 11:39 am

DamoneRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 25th  Sucess!


Beautiful day to climb. Once again the weather report was wrong, and we never got rain. Good climb, but next time I'm sleeping beforehand. So tired on Saturday.
Posted Jul 1, 2005 6:01 pm

esugiRoute Climbed: Hogs Back Date Climbed: 6/26/05  Sucess!


Forecast called for chance of drizzle but ended up being a beautiful morning. Left parking lot near 1:00am. Summitted at 5:20am. Back at the car at 8:00am. Easy climb under ideal conditions.
Posted Jun 26, 2005 6:45 pm

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