Made summit with Chemeketans out of Salem, Oregon. Beautiful weather, although bitterly cold (even with down jacket and shell on). Great mountain.
WY-EAST is such a better name for this peak. Did it roped up but saw a senior citizen in shorts and running shoes make it too!
Great climb! Physically tough, for me at least, but a great summit. Went in May with Timberline Mountain Guides and had a blast. Wish I'd tried to glissade part of the way down though.
This was supposed to be a climb with my brother-in-law, but he hurt his ankle while mowing his lawn. Go figure. I didn't want to climb alone so I went to a online climber's board to seek a partner. I found a 17 year old guy from Salem, OR. We met in the parking lot for the first time at 12:30 am with his parents and decided that we wouldn't use a rope because we both had experience on moderately steep snow. We arrived on the summit at sunrise 5:30 am. The second and third arrivals for that day. And oh yes, it was my 52nd birthday as well. It felt good to keep up with the young man from Salem.
My camera froze. I froze. It was fun.
Achieved the summit via the Old Crater Route around 11 a.m. after 9 hours of climbing from the parking lot/lodge. We had to divert from the standard Hogsback Ridge past the ridge due to a large, impassable crevasse. Was very, very windy (~60 mph gusts) during our alpine start at 2, but it died down by the time we were on the snow slopes. We were rewarded by the summit to ourselves for about 45 minutes.
This was the first "bigger" mountain I had climbed, and I have never been so exhausted in my life after I had finished and gotten back down.
Perfect conditions for Hood summit. Took Old Chute route to summit ridge and then traversed south to the true summit. Clear and virtually no wind the entire time, even on the summit. Reached summit at 0630 and enjoyed the near perfect weather along with numerous other climbers.
Ascended the Old Chute solo after my climbing partner had to take the guy we were guiding back down the mountain at the top of Palmer (he was from the Philippines and had never seen snow; a detail he didn't tell us until we were on the mountain). It was windy and a lot of ice was falling off the upper slopes; a chunk the size of a softball bounced off my helmet at about 5am. I was back at work in Hillsboro by 10am...not my most productive day.
With Timberline Mt Guides up the south side. Midnight start, watched the sunrise from the top. Heard some ridiculous rockfall on the Steel Cliffs on the way up, along with the smelly fumeroles. Long way down but fun overall.
Perfect weather. W/ Becky, Scotty, Jake, and Joel.
Didn't quite make it to the top. Had to turn around at 11095 ft. Trip report : http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/430731/mount-hood-hogsback.html. Summitted via Sandy Headwall(2009), Cooper Spur(2010) and Southside(2010)
After a failed attempt in a spring 2004 blizzard, I finally ticked this bad boy off. Surprisingly, I found great snow for so late in the season.
A successful climb with SP member deungsan. We camped out above the ski lifts and had clear skies with some pretty warm temps on the way to our camp site. The next morning the weather was a-lot different with cold temps and a-lot of cloud cover. The change in weather made for a a quicker ascent on the snow and a more enjoyable climb overall.
Prior to climbing a ranger notified us that a climber had died the day before while descending the Cooper Spur. We were sad to hear of this news and offer our condolences to his family and friends.
We got a late start (6:30am is pretty late for me at least). With the Hogsback shifted away from the Pearly Gates and "bergshrunded" to heck we took the Old Chute. The snow was soft enough that crampons weren't needed. We probably got 1500-2000 feet of good glissadng on the way down.
West Crater variation is pretty steep and rock fall was a real and obvious danger. A toaster sized boulder nearly took out a climber ahead of me.
I took my new brother-in-laws up Hood two days before the wedding. The Iowa crowd did well, one to the top and the other to Crater Rock. The fumes were the worst I've every experienced and dizziness was had by all. This was also the first time I've climbed into a cloud cap. Great job Kyle and David. You'll get the views next time.
High winds and suboptimal snow conditions, but with the midnight start, we got up all right. Very high winds on the summit but cool being in the crater.
Climbed Old Chute route from Timberline Lodge. Great climb with hard snow. Very windy on top but great view.
Despite avalanche conditions, we ventured up (with caution), and I took the Old Chute. Eventually my group turned back due to various reasons and I ended up finishing alone. A climber a few hundred yards from me had his helmet smashed by an ice boulder. It turned out to be a great adventure and beautiful weather!