Ascent of Mount Hood on 2013-12-29

Climber: Jeffrey Wright

Date:Sunday, December 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hood
    Elevation:11239 ft / 3425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Take shallow snow valley from the parking lot to the Snowcat-plowed road up to the Silcox Warming Hut. Then traverse up the right side of Palmer ski lift. Crampons on from the car to summit. Old Chute was messy slush by 2:ooPM so aim for the Old Chute by noon. Pearly Gates (I'm told) had a 10ft vertical ice section which was tricky and hard to protect. Two tools up the Old Chute would have been REALLY nice. Too icy for pickets or wands. No noticeable crevasse danger. We brought rope but didn't rope up.

Essential gear: helmet, ice axe, steel crampons (don’t think those aluminums will cut it)
Recommended extra gear: 2nd ice tool, goggles, Alti Mitts, summit jacket
Non-essential gear: crevasse gear
Useless gear: snowshoes, pickets, wands, shovel, probe
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Route:Hogsback/Old Chutte
    Trailhead:Timberline Lodge  6000 ft / 1828 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Wright
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