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paclimberRoute Climbed: South - Hogsback Date Climbed: June 23, 2003  Sucess!


Did Hood as a two-day climb. Started from the Timberline Lodge parking lot about noon on the 22nd. Dreary conditions at 6000 ft. It had been drizzling / snowing off and on for two days. At the start of our climb it still cool (40's), but it had cleared a bit to offer intermittent views of the summit through the clouds.

We hiked up to above the Palmer lift, and set up camp near the twin rocks around 9000 feet. Now we were above the clouds and in brilliant sunshine, and the summit was in full view. We awoke about 3:00 AM on the 23rd and gathered together our climbing party. We roped up at the hogsback, did an end-run around the Bergschrund, and reached the summit about 8:00 AM. Was part of the summit ash-scattering cermony for Highpoint Club founder Jack Longacre. In all, a great climb with a great group of climbers.
Posted Sep 10, 2003 10:59 am

OtomaxRoute Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: June 4, 2000  Sucess!


Went with Timberline Mt. Guides. Great, professional guides. Had a lot of fun and learned a ton. Unfortunately, a women in another group unclipped from her rope and fell to her death 15 minutes after we left the summit. Very sad end to a great climb.
Posted Aug 20, 2003 6:35 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 23, 2003  Sucess!


Started at the parking lot on the 22nd in wind rain and fog. Camped near the top of Palmer. Met up with a group of friends that were there to spread Jack's ashes the next day. We left the camp on the 23rd around 3:00 a.m.; hit the summit around 5:30 a.m.

Had perfect weather on top, light wind, clear but a little cold. Couldn't get the kite to fly with the lack of wind. Started down and met the ash folks on the Hogs back. Glissaded most of the way to the bottom of Palmer lift.

Posted Aug 5, 2003 1:57 pm

elementalphotosRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!


My first mountaineering summit. We left the parking lot at around 1:30 am, make it to the summit at around 8:30 am, and got back to the parking lot at around 12:30 pm. The climb was fairly straight forward, rock falls were the biggest danger. When climbing Pearly Gates I was hit by a rock roughly the size of a daypack rolling down from above, luckily I was able to deflect it with my ice axe. Helmets are highly recommended, we put ours on before Hogsback.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 11:59 am

bernardhohmanRoute Climbed: Cooper Spur Date Climbed: July 23, 2003


Great climb but had to turn back around 10,200 because of the rockfall. The route took much longer than the 4-6 hours it was suppposed to take. I will be back someday to make the summit.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 3:06 pm

SharonRoute Climbed: Old Mazama II Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!


Partners: Tedd Rupp, ?

Camped in Illumination Saddle. Great alternative to Standard (Hogsback) route-- people were standing in line on the other side of the crater, while we just buzzed up. Passing from shadow & cold under the Pearly Gates, into the brilliant sunshine of the summit was amazing! Summit was hot. ~100 climbers on top by 8:00 am.
Posted Jul 23, 2003 8:43 pm

iamaclimberRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 17, 2003  Sucess!


I climbed with two old friends and one new one. We took the lifts up at 7:00 AM as far as they would go. We did not rope up for this climb. We watched each other closely as we went around the Burcherond. Ice ax and trecking poles are a must. The footing going through the pearly gates was trecherious. Great weather and very few other climbers on the Mountain that day. Well worth the effort. What a great view
Posted Jul 20, 2003 11:51 am

forjanRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: July 11, 2003  Sucess!


Started walking at 2:00am from the skier parking lot. By the bergschrund, I didn't see the boot track (which I saw on the way down), so I climbed 10 feet of nearly vertical ice/snow on the farthest left part of the bergschrund and got onto some rotten loose rock. I basically digged my fingers on the hard dirt to get a hold on my left hand while I swung my ice axe with my right hand. The left chute on the Pearly Gates was a bit icy (crampons were useful in this section). Anyway, I reached the summit at 6:40am. Sunny, but windy at the summit. Stayed there for a whole 40 minutes. While at the summit, I met Alex (a climber from Montana, who came up via the Cooper Spur route and asked me for a ride back to the Tilly Jane trailhead/campground since I told him I was heading towards Mt Adams next and it was on the way). We both left the summit at 7:20am and were back to my car at 9:00am. I then dropped Alex off at his car on Tilly Jane campground.
Posted Jul 14, 2003 6:29 pm

tymeleroRoute Climbed: Sunshine Route Date Climbed: July 5-6, 2003  Sucess!


The route conditions were great. We decended the South Side. The South Side conditions were less than great. I think climbing Hood season is coming to an end.
Posted Jul 9, 2003 7:18 pm

winzelerRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: July 3, 2001  Sucess!


It was very warm and the snowfield was very slushy around 12:30am when we departed. We were worried that is may be too warm for a safe summit without rockfall. We actually thought we would turnaround 1/2 way up, but instead the snow firmed up and the temperature dropped. As we ascended to the Hogsback and up to the Pearly Gates, the existing ice axe placements were very firm and secure. We summited around 5 or 5:30am and need our glasses for the bright sunrise.

Hood cast an amazing summit pyramid. Amazing.

Posted Jul 8, 2003 11:33 am

Vertigo soulRoute Climbed: South Side - Palmer Glacier Date Climbed: July 2, 2003  Sucess!

Vertigo soul

As mentioned by my partner, rcorby2, we reached the summit on a relatively quiet day on the mountain. Beautiful weather and views. Long 5,200+ ft. accent from Timberline Lodge was completed in approx. 6-hours. The "Berg" has opened up a lot, but an easy path around was well marked. Great Climb!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 3:25 pm

rcorby2Route Climbed: South Side - Palmer Glacier Date Climbed: July 2, 2003  Sucess!


A weekday ascent with only a dozen or so other people on the route, not crowded at all. Perfect weather - no wind no clouds. Entire route is in good shape except the chute is drying out.
Posted Jul 7, 2003 10:35 am

dkantolaRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 16, 2003  Sucess!


Sunrise from the summit again, but the visibility was worse than a week earlier. When I pulled out my digital camera at the summit I realized I had left the memory card at home. Doh! At least I took plenty of photos the week before. Snow was in even better condition, and crowds were reduced compared to the weekend.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 4:19 am

dkantolaRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 8, 2003  Sucess!


Perfect weather and much firmer snow conditions than a week earlier made this a great trip. Going around other people and staying out of their fall line is the safest strategy in the Chute. All the people roped without anchors simply increases the danger level here.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 4:09 am

notinkansasRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 3, 2003  Sucess!


Great climb, great weather. Did a lot of research on this mountain so was a little concerned about to many climbers on the South side route. But saw only one team going up about the same time (3AM) and 2 or 3 other solo climbers. There was no congestion problem at all on the Hogsback. Had the summit all to my self at about 10AM.
Posted Jun 22, 2003 12:14 pm

Jerry LRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 18, 2003  Sucess!

Jerry L

Incredible views. That's all I have to say on this climb.
Posted Jun 21, 2003 6:11 am

mtndaveRoute Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: June 8, 2003  Sucess!


Left Timberline at 12:10 am , summited at 6:15 am, got bogged down at the Hogsback . Now I understand the danger of the congested area with roped up climbers and only a few groups using pickets for anchors. I made sure my ice axe handle was buried shaft deep in snow before I moved my feet in case I slipped while going solo. Be physically alert with eyes and ears there . The cool air/wind kept the snow firm. Saw just a helmet tumble down the chute , no rockfall/snowfall. Great views of the local volcanos during the daytime and city lights at night . Ready to attempt West Crater Rim sometime.
Posted Jun 8, 2003 2:59 pm

Noah (Oregon)Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: June 1, 2003  Sucess!

Noah (Oregon)

Jeff and I left Timberline at 1:40 and summited at 5:40 with good conditions and easy hiking. Boot pack made the climb up more like a walk on a snowy staircase but don't let the "ease" of our climb take the edge off the mountain. Just because it is super easy one moment doesn't mean it can't kill you the next (the flowers from the ceremony for the deaths from one year ago were still on the 'schrund and the summit). I was more scared for the 50 climbers going up the hogsback (after we came down) than I was of the mountain. If any of these people fell, it would be like taking out pins in a bowling alley. Too many people are climbing Hood all at the same time (in my opinion), myself included. However, at 5:40 am, only one other group had been on the summit and had already left so we had it to ourselves. Some later groups must have been packed up there like sardines. Go early, in the morning and in the year! My best climb was in December, solo and frankly the whole thing seemed safer without so many potentially falling objects around me. This said, any precious moment on the summit of a perfect mountain is a wonderful one and I loved every second of it (except the trudge back down Palmer). NOAH
Posted Jun 4, 2003 9:50 am

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Hogsback via Crater Rock ice chute Date Climbed: 6/1/03  Sucess!

Bryan W

Martin and I had a great weekend. Got a late start on Saturday and slogged up to 8,930', right above the Palmer ski lift, and set up camp. Sunday, we set off about 4 a.m. and headed over towards the WCR route. Instead of going around Crater Rock, we headed up to the base of the rock. As we were traversing around to the west side, we noticed an ice chute between Crater Rock. We then changed our plans and headed up the chute. It was very steep in spots and called for a short section of technical ice climbing. Neither one of us was prepared for ice climbing, but we managed to get through it anyway. After topping out above the chute, it was an easy trip to the base of the hogsback. From there we headed up the hogsback, it was all stepped in all the way to the Pearly Gates. This made for a safe and easy trip up, despite the fact that the bergschrund was huge. We spent about 20 minutes on top, took some photos, and then headed back to camp. I had a few good glissades on the way down, including glissading the hogsback just below the bergy. Took an hour rest, broke down camp and made Timberline in about 1:45. Great Trip and Great Weather (except for the wind early on Sunday morning).
Posted Jun 3, 2003 11:51 am

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Crater Rock Gulley, then West Face of Crater Rock, then up the Hogsback Date Climbed: June 1, 2003  Sucess!

Martin Cash

Bryan and I camped at 8,900 feet on 5/31. It was really windy so we dug a huge pit in the bank for our tent. About 1 hour of shoveling! We left camp at about 4:00 AM and climbed up through a 50 degree gulley on the south side of Crater Rock. There was some nearly vertical water-ice at the top, which I climbed using a fist jamb. I then climbed the west face of Crater Rock on snow, ice, and 4th class rock. After descending the north side, avoiding the huge overhangs created by the fumeroles, we slogged the Hog under blue skies.
Posted Jun 2, 2003 11:40 am

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