I'm looking for a route recommendation for Hood or Adams (flying into Portland) over Labor Day weekend. Steep snow and easy-to-moderate ice. Would prefer a glacier route and will not be bringing rock pro.
Did Fuhrer Finger on Rainier that time last year and dealt with rockfall (mostly due to a late start), rotten snow, and messy glaciers. I figure that's par for the course by September.
Anyone find a good time on the snow late August?
Ben B. wrote:
There are some routes that should be ROCK-fall free
Ben B. wrote:For what it's worth, I've climbed Hood's Old Chute in late August (and will be again this year, twice)
Not to sound snarky, but isn't once a season enough for Hood SS?
Ben B. wrote:Not to sound snarky, but isn't once a season enough for Hood SS?
If climbing solely for the joy of it, or "because it's there," or whatever, then I'd say once a lifetime is probably adequate. At least for the Old Chute... there are other interesting routes up the south side I'd like to do again someday.
One of these is guiding, the other is for time.
kylenicolls wrote:I just got back from there.
ExcitableBoy wrote:Your question was clearly and abundantly answered over on CascadClimbers by many knowledgeble climbers. You got sound advice.
Ben B. wrote:You happen to get any pics from the SE corner of the 'tain? Mazama Glacier to be specific..
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