Ascent of Mount Hood on 2016-11-04

Climber: Harvest Mondello

Date:Friday, November 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hood
    Elevation:11239 ft / 3425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent of South Side: Left Pearly Gate. Descent via Old Chute.

From Hogsback crossed a snow bridge overhead Bergshrund. Up and right to Left Pearly Gate. Perfect conditions. 1 ice axe mandatory. 2nd tool optional but suggested. 25 mph winds. First party to the summit.

Summit party of two. (Bill co-TL & H co-TL). Three on the approach (Nik).

Alex was free soloing DKH with style & speed.

Beautiful sunrise from the summit.

Ice climbers have been ascending routes the last two days with outstanding ice conditions.

Summit #6.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:Alpine Grade II (50*
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:South Side: LPG
    Start Trailhead:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5239 ft / 1596 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:South Side: Old Chute
    End Trailhead:6000 ft / 1828 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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