Went with a Mazamas group, stayed at Mazama lodge. Very nice day, no clouds. Very crowded on the hogsback, had to wait over an hour to ascend.
First winter climb. Fantastic views everywhere.
Soft snow characterized the headwall of the old chute. Easy climbing for the most part. A very cool peak especially with the Hell's Kitchen below. Hogsback was way out.
climbed the Old Chute from the Hogsback - mash potatoe's all the way up and down - hot day - yikes!
Climbed with Rick Kent under excellent conditions. Part of our 9 day Cascade tour. Trip Report
Climbed through a blizzard while covered in rime ice until the Hogsback. Hogsback was a little scary but we had ample protection in. 2 days later those 3 people fell and were helicoptered off. So I guess I was right to be a little concerned. Summit was cloudy but we got a brief clear spot every now and then. Kudos to the TMG guys for a good climb
Great training for Hood, and a nice peak to boot!!!
Took the Old Chute route, as the 'schrund below the Pearly Gates was wide open and icy. Nice route, easy climbing.
took slope left of hogsback to avoid the bergstrund
A nice Independence Day climb with Brian. Summited at 4:50am and watched the sunrise, then back to Timberline Lodge by 7:00am. A large stack of pancakes followed soon after.
Fun route. Joe Bullough and I climbed car to summit in just over three hours and watched the sun rise.
Jeff Totten and I climbed from Timberline (4:30 am) to the summit without problems. The weather was good and the company on the summit was limited (while we were there) to about 4 other guys. We did the standard route though the usual gap (Pearly Gates) was clogged up with snow and people so we took a hard left at the top of the Hogsback and went through a shorter, slightly steeper gap that served us just as well. Hood is the best mountain for a person with a family. We were home for lunch with the kids.
Great climb. Original plan was the Eliot glacier but road conditions and time contraints forced us up the hogsback. Beatiful weather, and started raining 5 minutes after we made it back to the car! Almost witnessed a fistfight at the pearly gates as some a-holes skipped the line to get down as we were waiting for some slow climbers to come up. Not a place for solitude.
On the third try, finally the summit is attained! It took 1.5 hours from the Hogsback to the summit due to multiple parties climbing and descending above the schrung. (see my image) We were three wide in the narrowest part, one guide even crossed his teams ropes with another party on the steepest part(yikes!) We descended the Old crater variation back to the Hogsback, reccomend more parties use this alternate route (up and down), snow/ice was perfect for ice axe plant and crampon grip. Fully slushed out on the way down, leave earlier thatn 4 Am next time.
A very gracious SPer, Don Nelsen, helped me fulfill a dream of two years. Left parking lot at 3:30 and ascended in white-out conditions almost all of the way. The ascent through the Pearly Gates was extremely steep, but the snow was perfect. Softer snow during the descent made for some slower going, but weather cleared near the Hot Rocks and we reached our waiting car 13.5 hours after heading out. An awesome mountain, she is.
A great climb, we had perfect weather.
Climbed with the Late Luke Casady [r.i.p.] and his darling wife Calyn Casady up the steep Reid Glacier Headwall, we were off route we meant to be on the Leuthold Couloir, but turned too soon in white out conditions and persisted to the summit. We descended the south side. It took 4 attempts for me to make the summit, all on the N. side 1] Sunshine Glacier 2] Reid Glacier var. 3] Reid Glacier. This mountain Kicked my Butt!