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Winter Climbing in OR and WA

Scott Dusek

Posted by Scott Dusek on Jan 17, 2007
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Activity Details

Date: Anytime
City or Place: Bend
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Categories: Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Social
Partner Status: Want Partners


I'd like to kick up my winter climbing itinerary a bit. Anyone interested in any of these mountains or places in the winter let me know.

Climb and Ski Descend:

-Shasta (completed 4/22/07)
-St Helens
-Hood (completed 1/14/07)
-Three Sisters Marathon (Skied N Sister 4/13)

Ice and Alpine:
-Eagle Cap Wilderness (aka, the Strawberries, aka the Wallowas)
-Chair Pk
-Triple Couloirs

Rock (as things get into spring more)
-Smith (10 minutes from home)
-Prusik or Dragontail
-Castle Crags
-City of Rocks (June 9 - 12th)
-Joshua Tree

I have all my gear. I'd be willing to teach skills if necessary for the more benign routes. More difficult routes will require more competent partners.




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Would like to get a Shasta trip planned soon.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 2:47 am

Rhane Pfeifferi wll go
I would love to to any of those, i have only been seriously climbing for a year or so, but i have been able to get decent experience, and get almost all the gear. Most of the climbing i have done is in the winter (broken top, theilson, S and M Sister, McLoughlin, 3 Fingered Jack), and since i am putting off getting a job right now it is the perfect time for me to do something. I am a snowboarder though, i hope that doesnt cause too much of a problem. The 3 Sisters marathon sounds pretty sweet to me, i have wanted to do that for a while now, and in fact tried a couple weeks ago, but failed because of the long approach. But yeah, let me know i could go anywhere anytime. rhanep@gmail.com
Posted Feb 8, 2007 5:35 pm

Mr. ClamLooking for partners

Mr. Clam

I just moved to Bend a few weeks ago and am looking for partners for more challenging winter climbs. Some things I had in mind for this winter were couloir routes in the Wallowa's, the 3 sister marathon (wanted to do it snow free first but looks like I missed my chance), and a few different routes on Hood and Rainier. Also looking to get into some ice climbing.

Let me know if you wanna climb, I'm up for just about anything.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 8:14 pm



I would be really interested. I have climbed most of the cascade volcanoes, but I am wanting to do some more challenging routes, like Adams Glacier, Jeff Park Glacier, etc. I am also wanting to do some winter ascentsof Shasta (casaval ridge), Hood (south side or Leuthold Couloir), Three Fingered Jack (which I have very nearly done as a winter ascent), diamond Peak, etc. Plus, I really want to do more rock climbing (I have way more experience as a mountaineer than a rock climber). Ever heard of the Calahans? It's a rock area twenty minutes from my house, but it's really taking off, 200+ routes, most of which developed in the last ten years. Anyway, get ahold of me if you are interested.
Posted Oct 24, 2007 6:42 pm

I am looking for a climbing partner for Jefferson on July 14. I am climbing ORs 10 tallest mountains in 6 days and just lost my partner for Jeff. I want to go in and out on Thursday, up the southwest ridge. Interested? Steve - 541-301-5488
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:35 pm

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