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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!

cascadeclimber1978

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!

Levi

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!

thundercloud

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!

cluck

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!

Bill562

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

uap304

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!

Damone

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!

esugi

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

modeboyRoute Climbed: south side Date Climbed: 6-21-2005  Sucess!
warm yet very windy day. left the lodge around 5am and summited at 8:30am. snow pack was great. the berg is open in the middle. traversed to the left over a snow bridge. not too much ice fall. glacading down was fun.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 12:39 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Sunshine Route Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!

dkantola

Traversed the mountain from the Tilly Jane trailhead to Timberline Lodge via the Sunshine Route with Brian Jenkins. We took the short trail from the Cooper Spur rock shelter down onto the Eliot at 6800 ft, then ascended between Cooper Spur and the lower icefall until we reached the level part of the glacier below the upper icefall. We crossed the glacier there to reach the Snow Dome.



The 100 m steep slope at Anderson Rock went quickly while we still had firm snow, but the 300 m rising traverse above Horseshoe Rock's bergschrund took forever to cross and protect in soft snow. About half the placements were pickets and the other half T-slots. Reaching Cathedral Ridge was a great feeling because I knew we could be on autopilot from there to the summit and on down to Timberline. High velocity glissades from Crater Rock to Silcox were thanks to my patented Glissade System.
Posted Jun 14, 2005 8:16 pm

PawkalaRoute Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: June 10, 2005  Sucess!

Pawkala

Well, my third time to the summit of hood came on a not so nice day. The last 2 days before the trip brought beautiful weather. We got the tail end of that nice weather on the way up but got stuck in the clouds just below the hogsback. Winds were mild until the top and there was plenty of good steps all the way up. We had a late departure and had some softer than preferable snow but was plenty hard at the top. I set a running belay for the newbees that were with me and it worked well. The trip helped out my orienteering skills in a white out. Hope this NW rain stops soon making way for more grand adventures.
Posted Jun 11, 2005 5:34 pm

PmercerRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: June 3rd, 2005  Sucess!
After two days of storms --left Timberline at 3:15 am and arrived on Hogsback at 8:00, It took another two hours to Summit due to crowds and conditions. The pearly gates were pretty icy at the top, however, the views from the top were never better!!!
Posted Jun 7, 2005 5:14 pm

DagiTigRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!

DagiTig

This was my first time up Mt. Hood, and I couldn't have asked for better conditions. We left Timberline at 1:30 am on a perfectly clear night and summited at 8:00 am. The weather was great and the view was outstanding!
Posted Jun 6, 2005 4:28 pm

jtostenrRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 5th, 2005  Sucess!

jtostenr

We left the car at 9PM Saturday night and made the summit at about 5AM. It was a big group and only one of us had been to Hood before, so the going was slow. The weather was nice until we hit the Pearly Gates. From then on, there were high winds and low visibility. We summited and made it back safely, so all in all it was a good trip.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 1:33 am

leedog12Route Climbed: Southside Date Climbed: June 4th, 2005  Sucess!
My 11th summit conquest of Hood was a nice day with mostly sunny skies and very light wind. This was my last chance to climb Hood for a while so I figured I'd head up even though the forecast was iffy. Got a late start, left the Lodge at 5:45 am but managed to summit in 3 hours 30 minutes. Back to the car in 2 for a personal speed record of 5.5 hours round trip. I guess I should thank all the climbers from Memorial day weekend for the killer steps.
Posted Jun 4, 2005 6:24 pm

dkantolaRoute Climbed: West Crater Rim Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

dkantola

A nice solo excursion on the third anniversary of the copter crash. Postholing through avy debris around Crater Rock wasn't pleasant, but above 10,500 ft the crust became more solid. There were lots of runnels to cross, thankfully carrying no ice or rock fall at 6:00 a.m. I hung out in the Pearly Gates for a while on the way down waiting for a horrendous traffic jam to clear. Summit 12 out of 17 attempts.
Posted Jun 2, 2005 12:30 am

IsometricRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!
Diverted from West Crater Rim because of unknown bergschrund conditions, but a beautiful climb just the same. Big bottleneck at the Pearly Gates had several early summiters waiting to get back down. A couple of rope teams even tried to come down while there were parties going up. Yikes! Thankfully no accidents and a sunny, breezy view from the summit. Due to delays on the Hogsback, the descent was a little mushy until Silcox, when it turned into a knee-shattering dust and loose rock extravaganza. 16 hours is a long time to spend on the mountain, especially with so much company, but it was still worth it.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 5:42 pm

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