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dannottiSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007
First Mountain climb, Great views. Summited via Old Chute.
Posted Jun 16, 2008 12:12 am

DustyDeb9avalanche danger
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008


Our plan was to climb June 7th, but a pretty heavy storm was passing through with snow and winds up 75mph. We decided to start climbing and see if the storm passed, which the forcast predicted, but at 7600 feet, with goggles freezing over and winds still averaging 35 mph keeping the snow blowing sideways, we turned back. The next morning we started climbing at 1am without a single cloud in the sky and a slight breeze. We were above Palmer lift with the sky just begining to get light when we saw the first groups start to come down. They said the snowpack above hogsback was very unstable and turned back at that point. So we went up to hogsback and enjoyed the gorgeous views and the perfect weather. A few people risked going up to the top, but it wasn't worth the risk to us.
Posted Jun 15, 2008 5:15 pm

tb00957Mt Hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008
we summitted despite the whiteout. One mistake was I packed for summer climb, not snow climb. I would recommend goggles, neck gaiter, spare gloves, etc.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 1:37 pm

irish guyHogsback to West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2008
The Old Chute was crowded, so we traversed over to the West Ridge for some spicy exposure. Amazing weather and conditions.
Posted Jun 2, 2008 5:31 pm

shanahan96icy hood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2008


nellis and i climbed an icy chute just left of the pearly gates. it was a fun challenge at 50/50+ degrees with several turns which left us wondering if we'd top out or get closed in. nice route! name?

Posted Jun 2, 2008 12:18 am

Holsti97Hogsback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Left Timberline parking lot at Midnight. Climbed under starry skies and on good snow for climbing. Reached the summit about 5:30 AM with son Ryan, and friends Ed, Dawn, and Doug. Beautiful views from the summit. HP#33.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 8:05 pm

breagenlittle too warm
Date Climbed: May 15, 2008


Tried to Hogsback route, got up to the pearly gates but they wernt looking very nice so we looked at the old chute variation. However the sun hit the ice above and it was way too warm so we bailed.
Posted May 22, 2008 8:46 pm

Date Climbed: May 17, 2008


Climbed as far as the hogsback, but couldn't summit since it had shifted west away from the Pearly Gates (see photo). Still a great climg with my son Patrick, in the bright moonlight and early morning sunshine. Great views. A fun day.
Posted May 18, 2008 2:16 pm

BradBartickGREAT climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


Climbed solo from Hogsback to Old Chute then to summit. Great temps, no wind, great early snow but got soft in late AM. Moderate traffic. An enjoyable, moderate, straightforward route. No ropes needed if you don't mind some slight exposure on the ridge (very moderate).
Posted Apr 28, 2008 6:54 pm

wyomtmanClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


Camped out above Palmer the night before and awoke to a perfect day! Took the skis and board to just below crater rock, then enjoyed a nice boot pack up the hogsback (headed left off the hogsback) The climb was done with two of my best friends (The Vandervorts) and countless others, great mountain.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 2:44 pm

RedwicMuch More Than Expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


The weather was perfect and the fumaroles were potent. The trek seemed much longer than anticipated. Once the sun came out, the snow softened up rather quickly. Beautiful scenery and many good conversations with other travelers. Then went back solo on June 15, to give my dad a special "Fathers Day" message from the summit.
Posted Apr 26, 2008 11:41 pm

lalpinistIcy Gates  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008


Our team of 3 were the first to summit this spring. Left Timberline at 2:30 by full moon. It was a chore to break trail over the hogsback and the gates were icy; it took some to navigate both up and down, in the shade and cold wind. Up top, only a light wind and lots of sun.
Posted Mar 22, 2008 10:40 pm

SarahThompsonIcy Gates! Twice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007


6/11/07 - First attempt failed due to pouring rain. Second attempt the following day started in a snowstorm, but we climbed above the clouds and it was a beautiful day. Pearly Gates area was covered in water ice and we were lucky to have an ice climber with us. Used rope and ice screws. Had the summit to ourselves and only saw a few other people all day.

5/1/16 - Windy as hell, luckily upper portion of route was mostly sheltered. Gates were alpine ice. My first time downclimbing ice (unroped), thankfully I had a 2nd tool along because my mountaineering axe was useless. 6 1/2 hours round trip.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 3:45 pm

ecobikerMothers Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007
We took the standard route up from Timberline Lodge. We camped up above the lifts to avoid the congestion the next morning but still stood in line to get to the summit. A popular but spectacular peak.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 8:40 pm

YEMAn Empty Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008


Old Crater Variation
I broke my own rule. We arrived later than expected this year and didn't summit until 10. Many groups left before us due to ice fall which improved as the Sun warmed the upper slopes . Not what I expected. We enjoyed an empty summit on a perfect day.
Posted Feb 18, 2008 11:47 pm

Karl HelserOld chute Variation...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Karl Helser

Early season conditions. The weather was perfect! Chunky loose ice from Palmer to Crater Rock turning to the soft stuff all the way to nearly the summit. The hogsback is way left again this year. The Pearly Gate chutes look technical and slow, so I think the Old Chute Variation will be the standard south side route for a while. We didn't use a rope, but I could have used a second tool.
Posted Feb 18, 2008 7:43 am

jimeganMT HOOD  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2003


Posted Feb 7, 2008 11:47 am

LCVery foggy climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007


Climb the hogsback. Very icy. Heard all sort of rock fall. Cloudy day and not much of a view.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 3:54 pm

jef80Cloudy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007


Not much to see with the bad weather. A couple of peeks of the sun offered a nice view here and there though.
Posted Jan 20, 2008 6:14 pm

DharmaBum1984Spring Attempt
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006


Made good time to the Hogsback a little after dawn, but turned back because of deteriorating weather.
Posted Jan 19, 2008 1:42 am

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