South Side (West Crater Rim) Additions and Corrections

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Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Jan 14, 2006 10:26 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

I didn't rope up (I was solo) but I would encourage people who are new to Mt. Hood to consider a rope on this route. The run-out if you fall and can't arrest was pure rock and would have been nasty. I would have been happy to have a picket or two and a rope on this route...

Ben Beckerich

Ben Beckerich - Oct 7, 2011 4:18 am - Hasn't voted


this is the only route available on the south side of the mountain later in the season (i climbed it as late as august 22, this year).. but be prepared for a steep headwall climb and very high rockfall hazard. the snow field shrinks down to bare glacier, increasing the slope to more like 65 degrees for the last 1/3rd of the headwall to the rim. easily two full 60m pitches, if protecting.

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