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Summited Hood via south side. Absolutely loved this climb! Last 800 ft are steep but awesome. Seeing the pyramid shadow cast by the sunrise was incredible.
Started out a decent morning,but then there was some serious wind and wite out on the upper portions of the mountain. many climbers were coming down having turned back,but we moved on. After passing the bergshrund we climbed up a steep snow slope into the west couloir(Devils Kitchen). This got steep around 60 degree pitch or so.Alot of snow and ice mixed with some rock.Every now and then the clouds would clear exposing huge icefalls. We didnt waist time here. We continued and soon reached the summit.With no other tracks to follow and complete whiteout snowstorm we were forced to downclimb the route we ascended. We did have a 60 ft rope,1 ice screw and axes though.We worked a 3 man walking belay and made it safely down the steep gully.Was a challenging epic day..I now have much respect for Mt.Hood and its challenges...,Jim W
via Hogsback and Old Chute variation
Failed attempt. Solo climb in icy conditions in late July. Made it to the base of the Pearly Gates but despite being well equipped and highly motivated I turned around and inched my way down. Never have questioned my decision, but certainly must do something differently and one day finish what I started.
Started from Timberline, bivied at 9,000 ft on triangle moraine. Summitted next day at 7am, being only one on top. Fantastic and beautiful mountain, will do again by other routes sometime. Best to do in good snow and ice, otherwise it is nasty loose rock.
Climbed with Mazamas. Initially a nice day, got to Devils Kitchen and found out there had just been a fall resulting in a fatality. This was the day that the climbing community lost Mark Cartier. Conditions were icy, so we turned around at that point.
Planned on the Sandy Glacier Headwall, but weather changed those plans. Ended up taking the Hogsback instead.
Driving home from my buddy's bachelor party took me right past so I had to stop and bag it. 5 hour round trip. Choking diesel fumes from the sno-cats and seeing all the trash on the route made it one of my least favorite climbs. Wouldn't do south side again.
Just like everybody else:)
Great day, a little warm.We were able to have 4 people summit,it was my buddies first climb.
Goal was the Old Chute route. Alpine start, all three of us on zero sleep that night and very little the night or two before. Got turned back at Devil's Kitchen due to fatigue and poor conditions. Rain below soaked us through, turned to ice higher up, making buckles and zippers useless. Next time!
Climbed and skied many routes
South Side (Old Chute) route under a clear sky and 70% moon. We departed Timberline at about 2am and made the summit about 10am. I'd recommend an earlier summit if possible, as the sun was starting to melt out some small ice chunks around the crater rim while we traversed over to the chute from the Hogsback. While most of the route above Palmer is in the 20-35 degree range, the chute was MUCH steeper than the listed 35 degree max incline - somewhere in the 50-60 degree range.
There were between 50-100 people up there on this Friday morning.
This was one of my top three climbs. this day is was a bit more then 45* slope closer to 60* but way fun we showed up the day before to see the mountain socked in to a poin where the ski hill was not visible to catching a glimpse then back to nothing. we camped at 2000ft at the Camp Springs camp ground road as it was not open yet then. I woke up at 12:20 to clear skies and started climbing at 1:30 beautyful conditions styrofoam snow and light wind for most of the way. Thank you Mt. Hood for the great suprize after such a rollercoaster of a 12 hour drive.
beautiful clear day on the mountain
Steeper than I thought it would be. Glad to have the short ax in addition to the long. Devil's kitchen was particularly nasty and left my eyes feeling like I'd just chopped an onion, other than that, beautiful day for a climb.
Was sucessfull in my 3rd attempt, got to the summit with Reggie, and Christine, felt great to finally get the summit done
Made it up last summer in gnarly weather, but beautiful views from the top!
Started at about 145, was trying to beat a weather system. I lost. Mist condensed on me until about 9500, then it became ice. Visibility was lousy, but I went on as several guide groups had made wonderful tracks to follow. They turned back at the hogs back, but I made the final ascent and then came down. By the time I was at the top of the palmer I still had a quarter inch of ice on me. Pretty entertaining in that regard. Made it down by 8, so it was a fast run despite the weather.