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Soon, the summit will be very crowded
Memorial day congestion as climbers head up the hogback and skirt the bergscrund to the left. A cloud cap obscures the Pearly Gates and even more climbers. Click on this pic twice to get a larger format 5-24-03
My Trip Report on this is found HERE.

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AspenGood Traffic Day

Aspen

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Oh my...that's the best traffic shot I've seen! I'd trade that for any hour sitting in a Philadelphia rush hour! Hahaha!!

Knight
Posted May 11, 2006 3:20 am

SajamaCongestion

Sajama

Voted 10/10

I like the pic and the ambience, not the congestion but is a photo very representative.

Cheers.
Posted May 23, 2006 7:08 am

Erik BeelerMy Lord!

Erik Beeler

Voted 10/10

That is a lot of climbers! Rush hour at almost 14000 feet.
Posted Dec 5, 2006 4:54 pm

DeanRe: My Lord!

Dean

Hasn't voted

I counted over 100 climbers that day. This pic just doesn't show them all. Some were already heading down and others were still coming up.
Crazy. Thanks for the vote.
Posted Dec 5, 2006 5:24 pm

rmick25Re: My Lord!

rmick25

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Hardly 14,000. Closer to 11,000
Posted Oct 20, 2009 2:48 pm

DeanRe: My Lord!

Dean

Hasn't voted

As rmick25 pointed out, not 14K. Hood is 11239' high.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 3:11 pm

CoraxRopes

Corax

Voted 10/10

The slope doesn't look steep.
Is there another reason the climbers are roped?
Steeper up ahead?
Because of fear of worse visibility?
A guided group with rules?
Curious.
Posted Jan 8, 2007 10:24 pm

DeanRe: Ropes

Dean

Hasn't voted

It gets real steep up through the Pearly Gates (see pic) and sometimes it is bare ice requiring the rope. On this particular day, I was one of about 4 or 5 who went solo and unroped. The snow was such that I didn't need a rope nor wanted one.
Posted Jan 8, 2007 10:27 pm

CoraxRe: Ropes

Corax

Voted 10/10

Ok, thanks for the info.
Hood looks like a nice climb. I got really interested when I saw a photo in the BD catalogue.
I have to go there one day.
Posted Jan 9, 2007 2:55 am

marlonwarrenTraffic

marlonwarren

Voted 10/10

A good reality check photo for people that what to Summit
Hood on Holidays

I luv the photo.
cheers
marlon
Posted Jan 26, 2007 6:21 pm

mtnman455Gross

mtnman455

Voted 10/10

Yeah, that is pretty bad.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 4:08 pm

mvswell

mvs

Hasn't voted

just don't climb the standard route. Then you are back to 4-5 climbers max. I like the Leuthold Couloir. Anyway, I like the picture, I think it was similar when I went that way (one of my very first climbs 9 years ago...).
Posted Apr 17, 2007 4:17 pm

gimpilatorGreat shot.

gimpilator

Voted 10/10

It reminds me of this one that I took on the Roman Wall. Not as good as yours but the same sort of situation.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 6:53 pm

DeanRe: Great shot.

Dean

Hasn't voted

Thank you and it shows that some places need to be avoided on holiday weekends.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 1:26 am

AJonesWow!

AJones

Voted 10/10

That's an amazing shot and a reality check. To me, part of the climbing experience is the (relative) solitude. This would have depressed me. Is it fairly difficult to remain motivated on such a crowded climb, or does the position and the beauty of the mountain outweigh the crowds.
Posted Dec 18, 2007 2:39 pm

DeanRe: Wow!

Dean

Hasn't voted

Thank you for the comments. I was surprised by the numbers of climbers that day and this pic doesn't show
the thirty or forty others that were either in the fog above or already heading back down. I felt a lot of energy though from the others and I'm sure that helped me in my solo effort. Memorial day weekend is not the time to climb this mountain.
Posted Dec 18, 2007 11:32 pm

DeanRe: Wow!

Dean

Hasn't voted

The popular mountains like Mont Blanc and Mt. Hood are definitely people magnets. Mont Blanc is a much bigger massif than Hood and Hood's problem is that almost everyone goes up and down the same route. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Posted Nov 14, 2008 10:00 am

tanyaKudos!

tanya

Voted 10/10

Wonderful shot!
Posted Dec 18, 2007 4:11 pm

DeanRe: Kudos!

Dean

Hasn't voted

Thank you Tanya, I appreciate the comments.
Posted Nov 14, 2008 10:01 am

DeanRe: Of course

Dean

Hasn't voted

Thank you Mihai, I appreciate your comment.
Posted Nov 19, 2008 9:18 am

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