Mount Hood Climber's Log

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Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Feb 18, 2008 7:43 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Old chute Variation...  Sucess!

Early season conditions. The weather was perfect! Chunky loose ice from Palmer to Crater Rock turning to the soft stuff all the way to nearly the summit. The hogsback is way left again this year. The Pearly Gate chutes look technical and slow, so I think the Old Chute Variation will be the standard south side route for a while. We didn't use a rope, but I could have used a second tool.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2003

MT HOOD  Sucess!



LC - Jan 23, 2008 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

Very foggy climb  Sucess!

Climb the hogsback. Very icy. Heard all sort of rock fall. Cloudy day and not much of a view.


jef80 - Jan 20, 2008 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2007

Cloudy Summit  Sucess!

Not much to see with the bad weather. A couple of peeks of the sun offered a nice view here and there though.


DharmaBum1984 - Jan 19, 2008 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

Spring Attempt

Made good time to the Hogsback a little after dawn, but turned back because of deteriorating weather.


snowcdh - Jan 16, 2008 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2008

Climb and ride  Sucess!

South side climb on a rare 2 day clearing in weather. The hogsback transition mixed things up. Summited around 12 PM and snowboarded back down the south side all the way into government camp in one continueous ride (about 8000 ft elevation change).


jeffryrocksu - Jan 1, 2008 2:02 am

hogsback  Sucess!

left tacoma after work drove to hood started climbing about 1:30 AM MADE IT TO THE SUMIT ABOUT DAY BREAK CAME BACK DOWN AND WENT HOME LONG FUN DAY


k2360tnf - Nov 6, 2007 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Summited  Sucess!

Summited 1 day


JonW - Nov 2, 2007 8:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Hogsback  Sucess!

Nice hike. Maybe too late in the summer. Pearly Gates was a mess, so we went up the snow slope to the left.


tombcronin - Oct 17, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

Great day up above; terrible down below.


DBaker - Sep 17, 2007 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Hogsback  Sucess!

Nice jaunt up the Hogsback. Amazingly good weather, little hot in the middle of day though. Note to self- don't wear black pants!


mkpatrick - Sep 14, 2007 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

South (Old Chute)  Sucess!

First true alpline summit. Left at 0230am and topped out around 0730. Beautiful day, one group left as we arrived. Had the summit to ourselves. Of note, for 5 of us, it was our first summit of Hood. Steve Boyer was kind enough to take us up and give us some history on the mountain point out were some of the more infamous accidents had occurred in the past. I think it was his 155th summit of Hood. Cheers to him.

mad maximus

mad maximus - Sep 5, 2007 1:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

No dice

Climbed to top of hogs back and turned around. No protection and no partner for running belay. Looked pretty slick above the bergshrund. Gonna go back next year, fun mountain!

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 2, 2007 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1981

incredible winter ascent  Sucess!

Successfully climbed the Hogsback on our second attempt. The previous year we turned back at perhaps 9500 ft. due to a whiteout. This year we were blessed with blue skies and 100 mile visibility. Rainier seemed close enough to touch.


ibndalight - Aug 28, 2007 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

South Spur Route  Sucess!

We climbed the south spur route late season and found the shrund unpassable so we lowered into it and did some ice climbing in and out of the shrund it was a lot of fun and a long day


travelin_light - Aug 25, 2007 1:38 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2004

Southside/Hogsback  Sucess!

party time/excellent


pkrebs - Aug 20, 2007 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

South Side - Pearly Gates  Sucess!

Made the summit after being turned back due to weather a few weeks prior. Very crowded, but had a great time.


YEM - Aug 20, 2007 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

South Side  Sucess!

6-2005, Pearly Gates
5-14-2006, Old Chute
1-27-2007, Old Crater Variation
A mountain that is easy enough for a day trip, but interesting enough to climb more than once. Go early season and climb in the dark, or risk being on the evening news. I experienced rock and ice fall and I summited before 8am each time.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 17, 2007 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Inspiring  Sucess!

Via the south route and pearly gates. It figures that more and more climbers are using the old chute as the gates are getting steep with some menacing-looking rime ice hanging out there. Hit the trail around 1230am and just beat the sunrise at the top. Inspiring and absolutely memorable to watch the sun come up from up there.


nigelmcc - Aug 1, 2007 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Old Chute  Sucess!

had to come back after an unsuccessful attempt the month before. We encountered perfect conditions and summited successfully.

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