South Side Old Chute Variation Climber's Log

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WayneFry - Jun 15, 2018 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2018

Mazama Chute  Sucess!

We base camped at Illumination saddle with the intent of climbing the Leuthold couloir the next day. We discovered the route was melted out and chose to climb the Mazama chute. Fun climb on a sunny cold day.


Harvest - Aug 2, 2017 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

4th of July climb!

Climb to the summit ridge via Hot Rocks.


Diesel - Jul 23, 2016 12:27 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2014

Hogsback to Old Chute to summit  Sucess!

Easy ascent on iced snow in the morning, glisading down on watery, melting snow at noon. The Old Chute was all ice, but nothing some microspikes couldn't handle. Car to car, 6 hours and 18 minutes.

CallMeBrown - Feb 14, 2016 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

Super fun solo ascent and snowboard descent  Sucess!

Only a few parties on mountain this day. Weather was clear and cold. Route was super icy on upper sections. Made the chute feel super fun. Had the summit to myself. Down climbed the chute then snowboarded the rest of the way until needed to walk last few hundred feet to parking lot due to lack of snow.


fallonclimbs - Aug 30, 2015 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Soft snow, nice sunrise  Sucess!

Trip report

Had soft snow but managed to summit. Great sunrise


MountainHikerCO - May 3, 2015 9:28 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

Steep  Sucess!

Snow was hard. We stayed to the right because there were frozen steps that helped. Most people came down backwards.


olymountainman - Jan 12, 2014 11:09 pm

Old Chute  Sucess!

Toured up to the top of the old chute, rode back down. The snow sucked but the views were excellent!


lapotka - Apr 8, 2013 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2012

solo in the dark  Sucess!

started at midnight, hit the steep stuff as the sun was coming out, amazing climb.


nicozone - May 2, 2012 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Mazama Climb  Sucess!

I went up on Monday (7/11) and the conditions are great in the mornings, but as soon as the sun starts shining ice started to come loose. There are long snowfall trails coming down from the Pearly Gates route. And the Bergschrund has opened up to cover the majority of the lower route.

The Old Chute route is still in great condition, with ice holding snowpack and allowing easy kick steps. We didn't stop for long at the summit because the winds started picking up.

Ben Beckerich

Ben Beckerich - Feb 25, 2012 6:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Yep  Sucess!

Very heavy snow year, very late season summit... probably won't get the same opportunity this year


BLong - Jul 15, 2011 1:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

Hoping  Sucess!

Took a friend up the route. The climbing up top in the chute was fun, although the route was tracked out the whole way. Abysmal weather (wet, cold, and cloudy). We only saw two other climbers on the peak the entire day; they had set up a camp and were doing the route in two days, complete with legitimate Chouinard and Frost laminated bamboo piolets!


zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Solo ascent  Sucess!

Not a difficult route, conditions in the last chute were icy enough that I felt safety necessitated to put on crampons the last 100' or so, but otherwise just cruising. Snowboarded from the summit, again the only issue was the gnar ice in the initial descent couloir, after that it was regular black diamond...


bellinghamclimber - Jul 6, 2011 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2011

Gorgeous day!

Steep route, though no need for a running belay or anything...

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Apr 25, 2011 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011

First of the season...  Sucess!

Solo trip to the summit, first of the season. Perfect day for the climb. Very cold till I hit the summit where the sun was waiting...
Left the truck at 2:40am, hit the summit at 8:10am, took my time back to the truck because the weather was soooooo nice.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Feb 4, 2011 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Good Time  Sucess!

I had a fun time on the Old Chute, although I did not like the hissing ice. Ewww. But it was a great mountain.


GerryS - Jan 24, 2011 8:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Independence Day - shoot to the chute  Sucess!

Slept in the back of the rental car in the parking lot. One AM start. Got to the hogback at daybreak, saw a bowling ball size rock break loose and shoot across the traverse to the chute going 40-50mph; saw plenty of tracks in the snow where other rocks had done the same ... had second thoughts. Did not like the idea of going down to stinky hot rocks/fumeroles either. Finally decided to hammer it to the top limiting time in the shooting gallery. Fairly steep snow/ice climb. Knife edge on top was a non-issue. Fireworks on top.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Nov 16, 2010 2:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Avoided the Pearly Gates  Sucess!

We went up probably too early in the day, in retrospect. We made the summit, but I had to downclimb the steep chute which was a little icy. I kicked some nice steps for others to follow (=


oso1212 - Jul 17, 2010 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Southside  Sucess!

After a rock rejection on Reid Glacier we summitted via South Side in nice weather.


brizza - Jul 5, 2010 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Mt. Hood Old Chute  Sucess!

Climbed with Tim & Mike on a beautiful clear, calm night/morning. Stashed my skis around 9,000' and got to bomb back down to Timberline.


mattdalman - Jun 12, 2010 9:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010

Cool Summit Traverse  Sucess!

We had to front point our way up the old chute because of the snow conditions. The summit traverse is sweet. Spectacular views!

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