South Side Old Chute Variation Climber's Log

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mekwise - Oct 16, 2009 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

night climb  Sucess!

and bivy up on time before heading down to pancakes with syrup...

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jul 25, 2009 4:14 am


Much different from the old pearly gates route! The little exposed summit ridge is a bit fun too. Got hit with quite a bit of ice fall the two times I did this route this year.


Hotoven - Jul 21, 2009 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Steep and fun  Sucess!

Had to take because Hogs Back had an Open crevasse near the top.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Jul 20, 2009 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Awesome  Sucess!

We couldn't have asked for better weather. Dodging dislodged rock was great fun. Spent nearly an hour on the summit and summit ridge- just after sunrise.


Jakester - Jul 6, 2009 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Independence Day  Sucess!

Midnight start in the moonlight. Sunrise from the summit. Perfect weather. Stinky fumeroles. Awesome friends.


BCJ - Jun 25, 2009 2:13 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Great conditions  Sucess!

Nice and easy climb up. Photo shoot for Columbia Sportswear.


EastKing - May 31, 2009 3:19 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Nice Day  Sucess!

Great climb with my friend up the Old Chute. A little crowded but not too bad.


TetonLove - Mar 16, 2009 1:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004

Loved the Exposure  Sucess!

Bluebird day. Gorgeous moment when the mountain cast a hundred mile triangle into the pacific ocean. Able to see Rainier, Sisters, and Adams from summit.


NCclimber - Mar 15, 2009 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Great primer on glacier climbs  Sucess!

The weather gave us a short window, just enough to let us reach the summit. Great climb.

esullender - Nov 21, 2008 2:27 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Finally  Sucess!

a great climb, despite the brief whiteout on the summit


BCJ - Oct 4, 2008 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2008

Pelted by ice  Sucess!

Soloed the route from the top of Palmer after my partner led the guy we were guiding back down from there (he was from the Philippines and had never touched snow before). Lots of falling ice on the route once it traversed to the Old Chute from the Hogsback. I took a softball-size chunk off my helmet.


larryN - Oct 1, 2008 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Old Chute fumarole route  Sucess!

We climbed through the fumaroles to avoid ice falling across the standard traverse on a warm day.

bgratias - Aug 13, 2008 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2008

Would good with good weather  Sucess!

Made it to the top despite being seriously socked in. I'm definitely going to do it again with good weather.


Redwic - Apr 26, 2008 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

Much More Than Expected  Sucess!

The weather was perfect and the fumaroles were potent. The trek seemed much longer than anticipated. Once the sun came out, the snow softened up rather quickly. Beautiful scenery and many good conversations with other travelers. Then went back solo on June 15, to give my dad a special "Fathers Day" message from the summit.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Feb 18, 2008 7:45 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Perfect Weather...  Sucess!

Early season conditions. The weather was perfect! Chunky loose ice from Palmer to Crater Rock turning to the soft stuff all the way to nearly the summit. The hogsback is way left again this year. The Pearly Gate chutes look technical and slow, so I think the Old Chute Variation will be the standard south side route for a while. We didn't use a rope, but I could have used a second tool.


WoundedKnee - Feb 14, 2008 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

The catwalk was fun!  Sucess!

The schrund was already opened by early June, so we took the Old Chute


burningthebushes - Jan 6, 2008 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

F*** the berg, go left  Sucess!

With the bergschrund wide open and everyone else going to the old chute I had to follow. Summitted in 3:15 from Timberline less than 24hrs after Mt. Adams summit


jvarholak - Sep 4, 2007 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

great day  Sucess!

midnight start....sunrise summit....alone with my group up top...beware of rockfall....WOW


pingzingr - Apr 6, 2007 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2007

Enjoyable route  Sucess!

Great route and day with Ben from Timberline Mountain Guides and my father. Took the 4 am snowcat to the top of Palmer lift and then started out. Amazing early morning views under an almost full moon. Sun came out and stayed for the duration of the day. Route was fine with moving up about Crater Rock and to the summit plateau. Pearly Gates looked rather sketchy though from the Hogsback. Two other climbers moved up the Hogsback to do the Pearly Gates then ended up backtracking and moving up the Old Chute variation instead.

Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Feb 1, 2007 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2007

What a day  Sucess!

Woke up at 5:00 AM wednesday morning and worked untill 5:00 PM, then went to a college class from 6 - 8, then drove to mount hood ariving around midnight, started climbing close to 1AM, reached the summit at 4:45 and was back at the car at 6:30, then drove back home just in time for class at 11.

All in all a very enjoyable climb, perfect weather except for a few unsettleing gusts on the summit ridge.

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