Mount Hood Climber's Log

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Fletch - Jun 16, 2013 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

Bluebird...  Sucess!

Great day, great conditions, great company...

Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Jun 16, 2013 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Hood via West Crater Variation  Sucess!

A good, safe summit. The snow conditions were good. The Bergschrund was not an issue (we crossed under it and to the left) as we climbed via the West Crater Variation (Pearly Gates are not connected directly to the Hogsback this year). The only difficulty was the fact that the wind never really let up. It was actually a non-stop howling. Not cold or wet, just constant wind.

The other thing worth noting... I counted 45 people above the Hogsback but below the Summit at 6:30 am. It sounds like a lot of people but the WCV allows people to spread out a bit. There are two exit chutes and the airy ridge so people can reach the summit area in a few different ways once above the height of the Bergschrund.


cyffredinol - Jun 12, 2013 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2013

first time!  Sucess!

At long last the weather, my schedule, and my climbing buddy's schedule came together to allow this climb. We had perfect condtions and no crowds (I counted all of 8 climbers on the mountain). Many thanks to my friend Karl Helser for getting me up (and, more importantly, down) the mountain in one piece!

Troy B

Troy B - Jun 11, 2013 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Mt. Hood  Sucess!

Returned to my first route up the mountain, the old chute. A little breezy on top, but still a nice view.


calebEOC - Jun 9, 2013 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

State Highpoint #2  Sucess!

Continuing to make brisk progress on this list, should have it mopped up sometime around 2130 a.d. when I am 150 years old. Camped in the scree directly east of the Silcox Hut, and did the standard midnight start. High winds on summit, but beautiful clear skies and great visibility.


slfoo2 - Jun 8, 2013 2:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

First Solo Climb of Hood!  Sucess!

Flew back into Portland on a beautiful day from Denver. Looked out the window and saw Mt. Hood in all its majesty. "I need to climb that again" I said to myself. So, a few days later I did it solo (my first solo climb of any sizable peak) and had a great snowboard ride back down. Beautiful day for it too!

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jun 4, 2013 12:24 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2013

48th Ascent  Sucess!

Climbed via the Old Chute (right-side gully up, headwall down). Firm snow and clear skies. Calm on summit. This was my 48th ascent of Mount Hood, including 10 different routes. Lots of memories over the years!


slfoo2 - May 28, 2013 2:32 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Great day for a hood climb!  Sucess!

Great climb up to the summit. Weather cooperated, got a bit windy on the ridge, so we had to crawl for part of it so we wouldn't blow off the mountain. Beautiful views from the top!

Climbed the standard route, via hogs back.

x83415 - May 9, 2013 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2013

First time up Mt Hood  Sucess!

Also first climb with the Mazamas. Great day on top via Old Chute


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012

forty  Sucess!



xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 11:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

almost thirty-nine


mthox - Jan 9, 2013 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2013

Winter Climb

Five of us left the Timberline parking lot just before 3am. We followed the packed or groomed "trail" until the top of the ski lift where snowshoes would have been nice. Beautiful sunrise at 745am followed quickly by clouds rolling in. The clouds soon brought snow and then near white out conditions around 8:15am below Crater Rock. Two of us were feeling good and were looking forward to getting to the Hogsback and making a run at the top but the weather won. Great day to be out with old and new friends though.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

Turned back

at the Konvention...


Sirburtmund - Dec 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Summit end south side  Sucess!

Summited Hood via south side. Absolutely loved this climb! Last 800 ft are steep but awesome. Seeing the pyramid shadow cast by the sunrise was incredible.


JimWallace - Dec 4, 2012 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Cooking in the Devils Kitchen  Sucess!

Started out a decent morning,but then there was some serious wind and wite out on the upper portions of the mountain. many climbers were coming down having turned back,but we moved on. After passing the bergshrund we climbed up a steep snow slope into the west couloir(Devils Kitchen). This got steep around 60 degree pitch or so.Alot of snow and ice mixed with some rock.Every now and then the clouds would clear exposing huge icefalls. We didnt waist time here. We continued and soon reached the summit.With no other tracks to follow and complete whiteout snowstorm we were forced to downclimb the route we ascended. We did have a 60 ft rope,1 ice screw and axes though.We worked a 3 man walking belay and made it safely down the steep gully.Was a challenging epic day..I now have much respect for Mt.Hood and its challenges...,Jim W


belowfellow - Oct 28, 2012 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2012

South Side  Sucess!

via Hogsback and Old Chute variation


JoelSkok - Sep 14, 2012 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2002


Failed attempt. Solo climb in icy conditions in late July. Made it to the base of the Pearly Gates but despite being well equipped and highly motivated I turned around and inched my way down. Never have questioned my decision, but certainly must do something differently and one day finish what I started.


sprosseda - Sep 14, 2012 6:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Old Chute  Sucess!

Started from Timberline, bivied at 9,000 ft on triangle moraine. Summitted next day at 7am, being only one on top. Fantastic and beautiful mountain, will do again by other routes sometime. Best to do in good snow and ice, otherwise it is nasty loose rock.


shad - Sep 9, 2012 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012

Old Chute Attempt.

Climbed with Mazamas. Initially a nice day, got to Devils Kitchen and found out there had just been a fall resulting in a fatality. This was the day that the climbing community lost Mark Cartier. Conditions were icy, so we turned around at that point.


RyanHoover - Sep 7, 2012 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

White out and wind.  Sucess!

Planned on the Sandy Glacier Headwall, but weather changed those plans. Ended up taking the Hogsback instead.

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