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GahugafugaOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007


Climbed with crzyjt. Left at 2AM in a horrendous windstorm which luckily abated by sunrise. FS reported icy conditions in the Old Chute, but apparently icy means "perfect cramponing snow." Pretty ideal climb once the wind stopped.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 1:36 pm

bmwboarder7Watermelon  Sucess!


It was my first decent mountain, and I went with a group of 12. Most of them were newbies as well, so we didn't summit until 2:30pm, even though we left at the right time. I did carry a watermelon to the top though, which made for a very enjoyable lunch at the top with great views between the whisps of clouds.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 10:59 pm

spotlySouth Side - Pearly Gates
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006


Climbed with Carl. Got wheathered off above the lifts the previous weekend with Machelle. Temps were brutally cold till reaching the summit (sun!). Left chute was solid ice going up. Right chute was good plunge stepping coming down. Arrived to lonely summit!
Posted Jul 20, 2007 4:13 pm

theBecca1st Hood Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


I climbed with Dan-O below me and the same group of people who raised donations to benefit Big City Mountaineers. Just like he said, it was a great group of people and a great climb! I hope to climb more of the Cascade volcanoes in the future.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 10:13 pm

dan-oSummit for Someone Benefit Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Another fundraiser climb, this one benefiting the “Big City Mountaineers”. Up the south side with Craig Van Hoy's Go Trek & Expeditions. Great group of people, great weather, great guide service.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 2:45 pm

crzyjtOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007


Climbed Old Chute route. Left the ski area at 2am and was on the summit about 7:30. Not a lot of people on the mountain. We passed two groups on the way up and were first to summit for the day. Saw a few more coming up from the first lift ride on our way down. Fun route above the ski area, a slog up till there. Definitely want to try a north side route next time.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 1:00 am

tkooooooooootwo summits  Sucess!


yeah, so i climbed this in 2005 and 2007 a couple weeks ago. didn't make the summit a couple weeks ago. wasn't up for it. but it provided nice views. wen't up the boring south side both times. it's a good endurance workout, and pretty views. not super "fun" though. oh well.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 8:14 pm

JLSpyk1st Timer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2007
Had a great time on the Old Chute. Started at 1:30 am from Timberline and made it to the summit by about 8:30 am or so. We placed some pickets in the icy chute for added fall protection since we weren't getting very good purchace with our ice axes and crampons. Beautiful day and we had the whole mountain to ourselves!
Posted Jul 6, 2007 10:11 am

Mountaineer8000mOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007


Started at 3:00pm from Timberline Camped and Summited, great weather, above the clouds the whole time. Bergshrund is really has opened, and there appered to be a large rockfall through the Pearly Gates. Seems the Old Chute will be the primary route this year.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 8:57 pm

WoundedKneeOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


First glacier experience, a great time. Climbed with Timberline. Started out at 2:30, summited at 7:30, and raced bad weather on the way down. Crappy weather on days before and after, so we got lucky with the weather.
Bergschrund is really opened up on the Hogsback.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 2:12 am

outdoorgirlSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007


Picked the right day of the week for this one! A warm summit above the clouds, had lunch, took pics, enjoyed a great time with friends! :)
Posted Jun 10, 2007 9:37 pm

zzrilLeuthold Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


Excellent climb up the Leuthold Couloir with a bivi at Illumination saddle the night prior. We left camp under a full moon at 5am and summitted a little after 7am. There was still plenty of snow, but it was rather soft, which entailed a lot of postholing. Some ice chunks came down, but not too much debris at that time in the morning. We saw two other parties crossing the Reid Glacier after we had returned to the saddle to retrieve our gear. Sketchy that late in the day.
Posted Jun 5, 2007 3:58 pm

zoinkRoute: South Face Old Shoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2007


Started about 1:30. A nice workout (quads were on fire) but not too technical. Snow was soft most of the way up. Practically stairs up the old shoot that held fairly well. Quite a bit of ice falling down the old shoot; both natural and caused by other climbers.
Posted Jun 5, 2007 4:30 am

Levi2nd time at the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2007


After getting blown off the mountain a week earlier so we gave it another shot. Started at 3am. Many groups headed down because if the ice section. We went up the icy section and felt it wasn't as bad as they said. Reached the summit at 10am. The way down felt very hot. Beck to the car at about 1pm. Great weather and great climb with perfect conditions.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 7:52 pm

agreenstreetRoute Climbed: Old Chute Date Climbed: May 28th 2007  Sucess!


Started at 1:00 a.m. in very windy and cold conditions. (my water bottle froze wrapped in clothing inside my pack). Wind persisted throughout the day, but the clouds stayed in the valleys and it was a perfect day on top! Not as many people as expected for memorial day, we went up the old chute and were the only ones to do so while we were up there. Great glissade on the way down, although a little painful as the snow was still pretty frozen. I really need to learn how to ski, that looks alot more fun and much faster for descending!
Posted May 30, 2007 12:56 am

shknbkeold chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


I knew it would be crowding attempting Hood over Memorial Day weekend, but it wasn't as bad as expected. We went up the old chute route as the Pearly Gates looked busy. The snow was in great shape, soft enough to easily arrest a fall but firm enough to support. We roped up going down but could have done w/o. The summit ridge is exhilirating. You don't want to be here in a gale! Beautiful mountain. 4 more state highpoints to go!
Posted May 29, 2007 1:27 pm

MgrossBeautiful , crowded day!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


South side - Hogsback. Gorgeous day, but half expected to see a News helicopter giving traffic reports on the mountain. It was bumper-to-bumper for a bit and then slow-and-go, but the mountain was as beautiful as ever and the glissading was truly enjoyable.
Posted May 28, 2007 12:24 pm

MakeItHappenTook it down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


Wow! Hell of rush, really good climb! Started at 245am and summited just after 7am. Got to the Hogsback but too much traffic so veered off to the west and did an alternate route. Great experience and a hell of a challenge but great conditions. Maybe the Northern side/face next...
Posted May 26, 2007 10:07 pm

HotfeetSunrise!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2007


We enjoyed a fanastic sunrise! Climbed up from the Hogback to Heaven's Gate and decended through the Old Chute Variation. A great climb on another great mountain!
Posted May 26, 2007 6:01 pm

Karl HelserSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Karl Helser

It started out to be a beautiful day, clear skies, and cool temps. An uneventful climb other than loosing one of our 7-person team to illness at the Palmer ledge. We talked to many down climbers, gathering beta about the most desirable route near the top. We were told that there was about a 50% turnaround rate at the Pearly Gates do to a 15’ solid water ice section. Some were using rope, and some weren’t. We were also told that it would be best to go the old chute route because of the traffic jam at the icy Pearly Gates.
We dropped our packs at the Hogsback, climbed to the left entrance of the Pearly Gates and inspected the crux of the route. We decide to go for it with no ropes. The reports were right. It was a 15’-20’ section of solid water ice, although with all the recent climbers, there were nice deep step pockets carved for an easy climb through. Down climbing this route was a bit hairy, but with a little confidence and a good pick hold, it wasn’t too bad.
Once at the summit we saw the weather system moving in so we skipped lunch and headed for the bar…I mean car…

Posted May 13, 2007 10:08 am

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