Mount Hood Climber's Log

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Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Sep 29, 2005 9:43 pm

Route Climbed: South Date Climbed: June 1979  Sucess!

Great fun with a great friend. Left the car at 4 on the summit by 8

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 3:56 pm

Route Climbed: South Side/Hogsback Date Climbed: July 13, 2005  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb. Not too much snow on the mountain until the groomed ski slopes. Started out at 2 am, summit at 6 am with great views above the cloudline. The bergschrund was wide open, but could be bypassed on the left side. Some pebbles and ice whizzing by as the sun hit the final slope to the summit. To my knowledge, I was the only one to summit that day because on my return trip, the other two parties were considering turning around because it was late in the day (8 am) and they looked beat! At any rate, very enjoyable climb with swell views.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 2, 2005 2:43 am

Route Climbed: South Side/Hogsback Date Climbed: June 17 2004  Sucess!

Second time's a charm. Tried this route in June 2002 (just after they removed the helicopter!) and turned back at Crater Rock in a whiteout. This time it was windy but clear throughout. Left Timberline at 2am and summited just before 11. Bit of a flog up to Crater Rock but a nice route up the Hogsback and around the 'schrund. Main worry was the human bowling ball potential. We counted 31 climbers on the route and not all of them seemed competent. Down in about 3 hours. We'd stayed at Timberline Lodge the previous night, so got to use the showers (and pool and sauna if we'd wanted to) before we drove off. This is the Lodge's policy and a fine one it is too.


cascadeclimber1978 - Aug 29, 2005 4:21 pm

Route Climbed: West Crater Rim Date Climbed: February 26, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect weather all weekend. Not a cloud in the sky on summit day. Great views and climbing.

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 10:23 am

Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: May 14, 1998  Sucess!

A great early season training climb. (Although the transit of the Ski area is a bit boring!...(it's cheating to take the Sno-Cat half way!)

Number of times summited to-date: 10 +!


Levi - Aug 4, 2005 1:26 am

Route Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: Thursday June 30, 2005  Sucess!

Started out at Timberline Lodge at about 1:45 AM, got up to the Hogsback at about 9:15 AM and decided to rope up there, we got summit at a 11:00 AM the view was cloudy to the north but was perfect everywhere else. The snow and ice got slushy on the way back down and we started glissading at Crater Rock and after a long day we got back to the truck at four o'clock.

easleygone - Jul 31, 2005 9:59 am

Route Climbed: hogsback Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite mountains. A beautiful day

with a an old climbing buddy.


thundercloud - Jul 15, 2005 12:53 pm

Route Climbed: Sunshine Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Cluck party. Route condition, in my estimation, is in very late season form. Crevasse at Anderson, and Berg at Horseshoe, both were skirted to the right side. On this day, snow conditions were mixed with some soft snow, firm snow/ice, and crunchy rime up high on Cathedral Ridge. Firm snow was found in all the right places though. Great intermediate route, and terrific climb party.


cluck - Jul 14, 2005 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Sunshine Date Climbed: July 12 2005  Sucess!

Left Cloud Cap 1:30AM. Hit PCT West and headed up West morraine. Crossed under (right/West) of Lag Crags in dark and headed up to snow dome on mellow snow. Shrund at Anderson rock starting to get dicey. Had to do a far (righ/West) end run on shrund below Horseshoe rock and then up to Cathederal Ridge, to Queens Chair and across the North Ridge to the summit (reached at 9:00AM). Warm temps but decent snow. Down to Southside. Fun easy route that wasn't as long/hard as we expected.


Bill562 - Jul 12, 2005 4:47 pm

Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: July 11, 2005  Sucess!

Fun climb with Eric below, Brian and Will. Great day after a couple of days of Prozac promoting weather. Hairy section above the bergschrund encouraged us to rope up on descent. One of the most beautiful peaks I have seen.


uap304 - Jul 6, 2005 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: July 04, 2005

What a beautiful day on a very entertaining little route. With landmarks right and left, no part of this hike was a slog like on other Cascade peaks. I even ran into someone who shared a mutual acquaintance. There was some nice glissading to be had just below the Hog, that is until somebody ruined the chute by hiking in it. Up and out by noon, back in town for BBQ and fireworks. Gotta love Hood.


Damone - Jul 1, 2005 6:01 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 25th  Sucess!

Beautiful day to climb. Once again the weather report was wrong, and we never got rain. Good climb, but next time I'm sleeping beforehand. So tired on Saturday.


esugi - Jun 26, 2005 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: Hogs Back Date Climbed: 6/26/05  Sucess!

Forecast called for chance of drizzle but ended up being a beautiful morning. Left parking lot near 1:00am. Summitted at 5:20am. Back at the car at 8:00am. Easy climb under ideal conditions.

modeboy - Jun 23, 2005 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: south side Date Climbed: 6-21-2005  Sucess!

warm yet very windy day. left the lodge around 5am and summited at 8:30am. snow pack was great. the berg is open in the middle. traversed to the left over a snow bridge. not too much ice fall. glacading down was fun.


dkantola - Jun 14, 2005 8:16 pm

Route Climbed: Sunshine Route Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!

Traversed the mountain from the Tilly Jane trailhead to Timberline Lodge via the Sunshine Route with Brian Jenkins. We took the short trail from the Cooper Spur rock shelter down onto the Eliot at 6800 ft, then ascended between Cooper Spur and the lower icefall until we reached the level part of the glacier below the upper icefall. We crossed the glacier there to reach the Snow Dome.

The 100 m steep slope at Anderson Rock went quickly while we still had firm snow, but the 300 m rising traverse above Horseshoe Rock's bergschrund took forever to cross and protect in soft snow. About half the placements were pickets and the other half T-slots. Reaching Cathedral Ridge was a great feeling because I knew we could be on autopilot from there to the summit and on down to Timberline. High velocity glissades from Crater Rock to Silcox were thanks to my patented Glissade System.


Pawkala - Jun 11, 2005 5:34 pm

Route Climbed: Hogsback Date Climbed: June 10, 2005  Sucess!

Well, my third time to the summit of hood came on a not so nice day. The last 2 days before the trip brought beautiful weather. We got the tail end of that nice weather on the way up but got stuck in the clouds just below the hogsback. Winds were mild until the top and there was plenty of good steps all the way up. We had a late departure and had some softer than preferable snow but was plenty hard at the top. I set a running belay for the newbees that were with me and it worked well. The trip helped out my orienteering skills in a white out. Hope this NW rain stops soon making way for more grand adventures.

Pmercer - Jun 7, 2005 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: South Side (Hogsback) Date Climbed: June 3rd, 2005  Sucess!

After two days of storms --left Timberline at 3:15 am and arrived on Hogsback at 8:00, It took another two hours to Summit due to crowds and conditions. The pearly gates were pretty icy at the top, however, the views from the top were never better!!!


DagiTig - Jun 6, 2005 4:28 pm

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!

This was my first time up Mt. Hood, and I couldn't have asked for better conditions. We left Timberline at 1:30 am on a perfectly clear night and summited at 8:00 am. The weather was great and the view was outstanding!


jtostenr - Jun 6, 2005 1:33 am

Route Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 5th, 2005  Sucess!

We left the car at 9PM Saturday night and made the summit at about 5AM. It was a big group and only one of us had been to Hood before, so the going was slow. The weather was nice until we hit the Pearly Gates. From then on, there were high winds and low visibility. We summited and made it back safely, so all in all it was a good trip.

leedog12 - Jun 4, 2005 6:24 pm

Route Climbed: Southside Date Climbed: June 4th, 2005  Sucess!

My 11th summit conquest of Hood was a nice day with mostly sunny skies and very light wind. This was my last chance to climb Hood for a while so I figured I'd head up even though the forecast was iffy. Got a late start, left the Lodge at 5:45 am but managed to summit in 3 hours 30 minutes. Back to the car in 2 for a personal speed record of 5.5 hours round trip. I guess I should thank all the climbers from Memorial day weekend for the killer steps.

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