Ascent of Mount Hood on 2019-05-06

Climber: Paul Kallmann

Date:Monday, May 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hood
    Elevation:11239 ft / 3425 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left Timberline at 12:10am. We had clear skies and no moon, so the stars were shining brightly. We headed up the groomed climbers trail past Silcox and to the top of the Palmer in 2 hours. We continued on to the Hogsback making good time. The snow on the Hogsback was firm but not icy. We headed up to the Pearly Gates. We set a line but the snow was not too icy. We got to the summit at 7:30. We had good views of Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Jefferson, and the Three Sisters. We headed back down the way we came using a line. As the morning continued, the snow became softer and by the time we got back to the climbers trail at the Palmer, it was a slushy mess. But, we were back at the cars at 1:00pm. We had perfect weather and snow conditions. Very little wind. This was a Mazama group of 12.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Route:Pearly Gates
    Trailhead:Timberline  6000 ft / 1828 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 7 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 50 Hours 0 Minutes

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