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adventurdreamerHogsback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


The hardest part of the climb was dealing with all of the people. There was nearly a fistfight at the Pearly Gates and someone from Iowa or Ohio asked my advice for how to get back down because it was so steep. I think I had good advice, "don't sit down because your outer layer is really slippery"
Posted Apr 25, 2010 10:22 pm

Noah (Oregon)West Crater / Mazama  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Noah (Oregon)

We woke up at 1:30 and left Portland at 2:00. We were at Timberline at 3:30 and climbing at 4:00. We carried our ski boots and skis this time so the slog up the ski slope was tougher than usual. We got to the top of Palmer at 5:40 where we dropped the skis. Lighter and wearing crampons, we got to the Hogsback in good form and dropped down to climb from the base of the West Crater / Mazama route. It was about as steep as the Pearly Gates but obviously much more wide open. The warm air caused a lot of rimey chunks to roll down at us but I didn't think it was going to get worse as the morning went on so I pushed straight up to the rime chutes at the top of the slope and crossed [climber's] right to the main summit area. It was a wonderful day! We were back down at the car by about 10 (thanks to the skis).
Posted Mar 23, 2010 12:29 am

mcphermaA little windy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010


Much nicer climb on snow. We took the Old Chute rout and it was surprisingly uncrowded being a weekend with mostly nice weather and all. It was windy up to Crater Rock and then calmed down until the summit. Beautiful climb.
Posted Feb 24, 2010 8:33 pm

HolkA First on Two Accounts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010


This was the first attempt at a summit and the first winter ascent for my brother Isaac and I. We climbed the Old Chute via the Hogsback. My TR: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/599397/Old-Chute-2010-Winter-Ascent.html
Posted Feb 23, 2010 10:30 pm

e-doctriple crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004


First of 3 peaks in 5 days; Hood, Adams, and St Helens. Outstanding weather to summit 3 peaks for a boy from the east. Also summited in 2010 via the Sunshine route
Posted Feb 4, 2010 6:50 am

mtncorgSouth Side and Wy'East  Sucess!


For something at bit more interesting and lonely - go up the Wy'East. The view of the many down on the Hogsback from atop Steel Cliffs is super. Plus, when you make your way onto the summit, someone will invariably ask you 'where the hell did you come from?' :-]
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:27 pm

SnowsloggerThe Local Mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1991


This was my first time up. Have been up almost yearly (about 16 times now), by four routes (South Side, West Crater Rim, WyEast, Leuthold Couloir).
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:20 am

SKITriple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009


After summiting Adams and Saint Helens back to back, Hood can be checked off the list. Broke through the Pearly Gates and was the third man atop the summit on a busy day. Bullet ice everywhere and dipstick snowboarders contemplating their lives above the fumarols. Viva Cascades!
Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:30 pm

rmick25Beauty of a day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009


First time up Hood via Hogsback and old chute route. Blue skies, perfect temp, snow wasn't too bad either. Though the strong smell of sulfur was something to be desired. Def taking Leuthold next time. Great time overall!
Posted Nov 30, 2009 3:16 pm

alpinedonMany Times, only one summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004


The first time I attempted Hood was with the Obsidians in June of 2000, and just as we were reaching the hogsback, two climbers fell something like 800' and we ended up being one of the groups that set out to help, giving up our summit attempt. It took me four more tries to get past the mental block I had before finally reaching the summit in 2004.
Posted Nov 23, 2009 12:46 am

birdConsolation Prize  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


After getting stormed off Rainier, climbed Hood as a consolation prize via South Side. Nice climb.
Posted Oct 31, 2009 7:53 am

BuckarooSandy Headwall Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 1994


Traverse from the top of the ski lift was steep in places. Bivied at the base. Avalanches had just run 2 days before so slope was scoured and hard. Gets steeper at the top and a nice ridge to the summit.
Posted Oct 17, 2009 12:51 pm

mekwiseSouth Side!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009


great climb
Posted Oct 16, 2009 4:18 pm

mattcbhHogs Back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2001


Can't remember the exact date, but knew I had climbed Adams the year after.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 9:24 am

Shirley LamPearly Gates  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Shirley Lam

Climbed up the Hogsback to the Pearly Gates, with one ice pitch and a short walk to the top.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:46 pm

ericwillhiteSummer and Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1992


It's a good view. Info at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/oregon/mount_hood_017.htm
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:01 am

cackalackyclimberOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


mcpherma, your climb was pretty much the same as ours except we were about an hour or so behind you all the way. We were the other party of 2 on the Old Chute that day and we could't believe yours was the only other party we saw above 7000'.
Despite cool temps, the rockfall was starting by 8:00 during our descent, so we were glad to get off the dicey slopes and onto the safety of the Hogsback. There was also a huge rockslide that we witnessed from the top of the Palmer.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 1:35 pm

mcphermaRe: Old Chute


Did you pass the three gals. We ran into them in the Climbers Cave and they were thinking about heading up around the same time. When I signed out, they had left a note on our register saying they made it to the top of the lift, not sure which one. We thought you were them until about halfway up the chute and we only saw two of you. Oh, and we are truly sorry for the dirt parade. Once you get onto the rock at the top, it is nearly impossible to even breath without sending something down. I was paranoid of sending anything bigger than a gnat down on you guys. All in all it was a nice day for a climb, not too hot, not too cold.

I got pinged by a small rock at about 5:00 and heard the rockslide that you saw from the palmer. Where did it occur at? Other than that the only rock fall was what inevitably scattered under our feet from the top.
Posted Aug 11, 2009 1:49 pm

cackalackyclimberRe: Old Chute


Yeah, we passed them after they'd turned around just below the top of Magic Mile. They claimed the wind was too strong, but just above the lift things broke up nicely. No apologies needed for any rockfall; we honestly didn't have much of anything until our descent. We only waved at you guys to try and ask which chute you headed up, but there was too much air between us to be easily heard. The big slide happened over on Steel Cliffs; it was big/loud enough to stop most of the skiers in their tracks. The best thing about the day was not so much the weather as it was the low number of us on the route; no doubt rockfall would've been a huge issue with the masses often found up there.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 5:48 pm

mcphermaOld Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


My brother and I started at about 1230 in wind, clouds and a little precip. Broke out of the clouds around 7000 ft. We climbed by moonlight to the bottom of the Old Chute. The Chute was mostly hard snow/ ice and took serious concentration for every foot placement. Summited at 0630 with some clouds to the north obscuring any real view. We started the careful climb down and returned to the car at 0930. All in all a great time, but I can see why the mountain is out of season. The climb on the moonscape of rock and sand stinks and halfway up the old Chute we could hear a massive rockfall/ slide elsewhere on the mountain that lasted for quite a while.
Posted Aug 8, 2009 2:33 pm

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