Mount Hood Climber's Log

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Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Dec 5, 2006 5:54 am Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2006

Solo attempt

I left the car at 1:00 AM knowing that bad weather was comeing in, I packed light to try and beat it, but it caught up with me right as I reached the hogsback. Zero visibility and screaming west winds sent me back cold and dissapointed, I reached the car just before 6:00 AM.

It was still a great experience, I was the only person on the mountain (or at least on the south side of the mountain), and the full moon made for good scenery.


ruthschlein - Nov 13, 2006 1:41 am

Hood in July '06  Sucess!

The sun rising in the early morning provided an encredible shadow of the volcano on the horizen as we walked up the scree along the groomed slopes. The boot pack to the top was chill, no need to rope up. We missed our skis on the way down even though conditions were poor. But, it's always fun to glissade.


briand97 - Oct 27, 2006 4:34 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2006

Hood  Sucess!

Great climb via hogsback


hiway99w - Oct 22, 2006 3:32 pm

South side

This was the first mountain of any type that I attempted to climb and that was probably a mistake. I was 15 and a sophomore in high school in the spring of 1976. The climb up was pretty uneventful until we reached the area around Crater Rock. I became spooked by the exposure there and was dreading what I'd find nearer the summit. At the base of the Hogsback, we took a break and prepared to rope up for the final push to the summit. The summit was obscured by clouds and I (and a few others in our group) used this as an excuse to stay there and wait while the rest of the group went on. The clouds cleared off about the time the group reached the summit and I immediately regretted my decision. 30 years later I am still kicking myself for blowing that opportunity.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 7:44 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 1997

Wonderful climb  Sucess!

My first glacier climb ever; I went with the Timberline Guide service knowing my novice experience level. Party of 3, we travelled fast and made great time. Surreal climbing in the middle of the night to the bergschrund, then some tricky stepping over that chasm. Summitted just after 6 a.m. in very windy, cold conditions. Careful climb down and back at the lodge just in time for a late breakfast. Wonderful mountain - an easy beginner's glacier peak but not one to be taken lightly, ever.


Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2004

South Side  Sucess!

With Timberline Mountain Guides; second attempt due to Rime ice conditions the first time.


atavist - Oct 1, 2006 10:25 pm

under prepared, on top of the mountain  Sucess!

Made this climb before my proper introduction to crampons and ice axe. Tennis shoes, shorts, and a T proved sufficient. Having learned a few lessons in the meantime, I would recommend boots to anyone preparing for Hood.


osatrik - Aug 14, 2006 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1988

Hood thrice  Sucess!

All in the 1990s.
First via Hogsback with my daughter. This was number 30 of my 49 state high points, number 29 for Vanessa.
Next via Leuthold Coulour with my daughter and Jim Hinkhouse, founder of OSAT. This is a marvelously esthetic classic coulour route, but do it when the conditions are right. We had nice firm alpine ice, but a few pebbles zipped by like stray bullets, so bring your flack jacket.
Last summit was a winter ascent in 1998 or 1999 with OSAT.


Renardo - Aug 6, 2006 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005

Standard south side  Sucess!

Climbed with Ben from Timberline Mountain Guides out of Bend. This means we got a snowcat ride to the top of the lift! Summitted at 8:30 AM and was back to the lodge by 11:30 AM.


BSPclimber - Aug 2, 2006 4:59 am

South side Date climbed: June 1988  Sucess!

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.


mcmedved - Aug 2, 2006 12:13 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006

Route: South side

First winter climb. Fantastic views everywhere.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Jul 31, 2006 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Southside old chute  Sucess!

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.


giggy - Jul 24, 2006 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

South Side; Old Chute  Sucess!

climbed the Old Chute from the Hogsback - mash potatoe's all the way up and down - hot day - yikes!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 22, 2006 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2006

South Side  Sucess!

Climbed with Rick Kent under excellent conditions. Part of our 9 day Cascade tour. Trip Report


moneal - Jul 10, 2006 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

Hogsback  Sucess!

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

IdaClimber - Jul 10, 2006 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

HogsBack  Sucess!

Great training for Hood, and a nice peak to boot!!!


linxweiler - Jul 10, 2006 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Late Season Climb  Sucess!

Took the Old Chute route, as the 'schrund below the Pearly Gates was wide open and icy. Nice route, easy climbing.


supermarmot - Jul 9, 2006 6:35 am

mother's day

sorry mom:)


tjbst47 - Jul 7, 2006 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

south side  Sucess!

took slope left of hogsback to avoid the bergstrund

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Jul 6, 2006 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

South Side / Hogsback  Sucess!

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.

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