Old Chute Variation

This photo shows the route pretty well. Ascend the Hogsback about 2/3 of the way up and then traverse left below the rock formations (two climbers on it). Past the last rock formation, the obvious Chute opens up above you. Ascend it (can see two more climbers in the Chute) to the ridge and follow the ridge back right to the summit. (photo taken 1/28/07)


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tuntun - Jan 30, 2007 6:08 am - Voted 10/10


Can I find Snow White there?
:) :) :)

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 1:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey..

If you do, let me know. There are seven other guys looking for her too.


marlonwarren - Jan 30, 2007 11:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Classic Hood

Just Beautiful. Hogsback never looked so good.


Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 1:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Classic Hood

Thanks. Weird though how it keeps shifting left.


vertx - Jan 31, 2007 4:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Classic Hood

Great shot! I can't believe how far left that is this year. Compare it to this shot just a couple years ago. I bet it has moves 75-100'.

Hogsback 2003.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 5:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Classic Hood

Yeah, I was up there about a month earlier too and it had even changed more since then.


mtgrizfan1 - Jan 31, 2007 1:14 am - Voted 9/10

Very cool

It looks amazing,
where was it taken?

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 2:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very cool

Was on the east side of Crater Rock before you get tothe Hogsback, about 10,000 feet or so. Thanks!


96avs01 - Jan 31, 2007 1:38 am - Voted 10/10

Just Curious

What date was this fine pic acquired?

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 2:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Just Curious

Took it 1/28/07 just a couple days ago. I'll put that in the caption. Thanks!


mvs - Jan 31, 2007 11:48 am - Hasn't voted


That's the way I climbed it. It felt a little steeper, and less people go that way. Beautiful picture...

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2007 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice!

thanks, it was a nice change fom the usual route.


dadndave - Jan 31, 2007 12:49 pm - Voted 10/10


It's almost a shame to put footprints on it.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2007 5:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pristine

Almost.............. ;- )


Turbo - Jan 31, 2007 3:21 pm - Voted 10/10

So perfect

and peaceful. What a beautiful mountain and it looks like it was a awesome day to be up their.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Jan 31, 2007 5:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So perfect

Yeah, it was a great day. Was happy to be one of the early ones up there before the masses came.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jan 31, 2007 6:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Great job

I wonder if the shifting west of the hogsback is the result of the east winds from the persistant high pressure we've had this past month? Anyway, great shot!


Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2007 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great job

Thanks, Don. I have no idea what causes it but it has gotten strange the last couple of years. Would be interesting to find out though.


jamminjman - Jan 31, 2007 7:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Clear and cold

With all the clear and cold weather watch out for the snow faceting and being like typical rocky mountain snow pack not the nice consolidated PNW snowpack. Could be dangerous after next snowfall. Did you dig a pit up there Brian?

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 1, 2007 5:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Clear and cold

No, didn't dig a pit. For the most part, the snow was styrofoam until the sun softened it. We were out of there by noon but even by then large ice chunks were falling off Crater Rock (you hear about the woman who got hit yesterday and had to be rescued?). Lower on the mountain there were seams of sugar snow mixed with hardened ice though. Several parties ascended West Crater Rim that day too which slabs off if not set up so I think the snow is fairly consolidated at least on the upper parts. We've not had much snow lately and lots of freeze/thaw cycles.

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