Mount Hood Climber's Log

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rlplaisted - Jul 19, 2021 7:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2021

Snow levels very low  Sucess!

Snow level is very low making extreme pitched slopes on the last ascent. It is now ice climbing. Use auto crampons and a rope to motigate the risk.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jun 27, 2021 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2021

Pearly Gates  Sucess!

Have had Hood on my list for several years. Great day and fantastic trip that didn’t disappoint. Climbed up the Pearly Gates, and down the one o’clock couloir. Trip Report

ahughjass - May 21, 2021 1:03 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2021

Berschrund opening, Catwalk getting thin, no problems via Pearly Gates  Sucess!

I climbed Mt. Hood on May 15, 2021. The conditions were absolutely ideal. The temperature in the morning leaving the Timberline Lodge parking lot was 42F degrees. The sky was clear and the winds were calm.

Full Video here:

Knife-edge Catwalk:

elguapino - May 17, 2021 1:15 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2021

Successful Skimo summit and descent  Sucess!

6:55 AM Left car at Timberline
12:05 PM Summit
1:40 PM Arrived back at car

The last 1000 vert ft were exhausting, but we got lucky on the final push up the Old Chute with firm snow by ascending off-route through a short couloir. Avoided the catwalk on the ascent. Corn skiing up top, followed by wet slush towards the bottom. Had to jerry-rig crampons high on the volcano, which kept things interesting. We should have left the base an hour+ earlier. Struck by a chunk of ice that was screaming down the Old Chute face. It fortunately just hit the fleshy part of my shoulder and bounced off. If it had hit my head, face, or neck, it would've been bad.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Apr 2, 2021 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2021

South side/Pearly Gates  Sucess!

Summitted in perfect weather and conditions (for early April). This was Benjamin’s first snow climb, and what a first it was! We took the left variant of the Pearly Gates up & down. The middle section was particularly icy.

Sawtooth Scott

Sawtooth Scott - Jul 4, 2020 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2020

Old Chute Variation with Pete  Sucess!

We enjoyed very good weather for this late season ascent via the Old Chute. Wind was whipping at times and the snow was firm all the way to the summit. My usual climbing partners were not available, and as my wife would rather that I not solo, I used the services of TMG for this climb. Pete proved to be a delightful climbing partner and I very much enjoyed his good cheer and local knowledge of the mountain. This was a fun climb and from my perspective, a much better choice over the Hogsback this late in the season.

mattsim - Jun 18, 2020 1:04 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Mountaineers Intermediate Climb  Sucess!

We hiked in and slept on a ridge fairly low. In the morning we hoofed up early before any other groups were moving. Crossing the slab was a little disconcerting, just get through there without loitering. Big stuff rolls through. The summit area is snug, we were the 2nd group up and waited for party #1 to clear before getting our summit photos.

lldeboer - Jun 15, 2020 9:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2020

West Crater Rim   Sucess!

First time on Hood. Went up West Crater Rim and came down Old chute. Excellent weather at the summit with rain/snow lower down.


guerinak - May 28, 2020 10:37 pm

Epic spring ski  Sucess!

Spring break ski trip. Skied from the summit via Pearly Gates in amazing conditions. Such a fun climb/ski!


chrisc - May 16, 2020 6:43 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2020

2020 Successful Climbs   Sucess!

Trip Reports:
5/15/20 Flying Buttress & Wy'east
3/18/20 DKH V2
2/23/20 Steel Cliffs South Face


freedeep - Mar 25, 2020 8:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1992

Practice climb for Mt Rainier  Sucess!

One of our training hikes for Mt Rainier included summiting Mount Hood. Watch out for rockfall down the south face of Mt Hood.


cascadescrambler - Aug 5, 2019 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 1981

Top of Oregon  Sucess!

Two day climb via Illumination Rock


McCannster - Jul 8, 2019 8:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2019

#43  Sucess!

Lovely morning outing, made quick work of the South Side/Coalman Glacier/Old Chute route to the top, caught sunrise, and booked it down back in time for breakfast.


Lenny72 - Jun 30, 2019 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2019

Awesome Climb  Sucess!

Woke up at midnight on the 23rd to no visibility and high wind so waited until the morning of the 24th. Conditions were still windy but clear and cold. Ascended from Timberline Lodge up the South Side via the Old Chute and descended the same way. The view from the summit was amazing.


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:17 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2016

Pearly Gates  Sucess!

Stoked to finally make it up this busy mountain. Took some time to get used to hiking near groomers at night - not your typical NW ascent. Was also the windiest climb I've experienced; I now typically throw in a set of ski goggles with my gear because of this climb.


chrisc - May 15, 2019 3:56 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2019

Reid Headwall Summit!  Sucess!

Summited May 2019. Full trip report here!

Xander Culver - May 12, 2019 11:31 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2019

Oh Yeah!  Sucess!

So good!


LarryEnglish - May 11, 2019 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1963

Timberline Lodge, Hogsback  Sucess!

With fellow UO grad students Frank and Doug. Started 4:00 AM, summit 8:00 AM, first there. Walked the ridge until the clouds cleared and we could see down the other side. Not sure of date but a Friday in July, '63.


chrisc - May 3, 2019 4:05 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2019

North Face Summit!  Sucess!

Summited May 2019. Full trip report here!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 30, 2019 8:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2019

nice and quick hike up  Sucess!

Started from Timberline Lodge and summited just at beautiful sunrise. The hike/climb went easier and faster than expected. No ropes needed.

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