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#1014169 - 04/21/11 10:10 PM [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0
sdizzle25 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/10
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Loc: IDAHO/OREGON
Trip: Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates???

Date: 4/20/0

Trip Report:
Posting a TR of that ever-so committing and sustained CLASSIC of the south side of hood for 2 reasons: 1. so the trip report section of this website is no longer dedicated to desert cragging and 2. to give anybody looking to get up there during the next weather window i.e. july an idea of current conditions.
low on time (having to get back for a class).
Went for some southside action, thinking we could give the pearlies a go. 'schrund was "open" 4 feet wide in the middle? but crossable just about everywhere due the debris snow bridges. left pearly was literally about 6 inches wide due the the massive amounts of rime ice up there right now, so went to the rarely traveled climbers right passage. snow was perfect step kicking the whole way. tried to get an idea of how the devils kitchen headwall would be. whole lot of snow, my guess the ice would be pretty brittle, but really dont know for sure.
I dont have any photos
Approach Notes:
from silcox up was ice. too icy to skin up, terrible to ski down, though i am certainly not a good skier.


Edited by sdizzle25 (04/21/11 10:11 PM)
Edit Reason: no photos

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#1014183 - 04/22/11 12:33 AM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
morphius916 Offline
stranger

Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 16
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Loc: Corvallis, OR
sdizzle, it was nice to run into you up there. glad we went Wednesday morning instead of waiting for the weekend disaster zone. oh, and the walk down SUCKED. skis/board were a great idea

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#1014352 - 04/24/11 09:04 AM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
bvail Offline
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 13
TRs: 2 Photos: 34
I went up yesterday 4/23 and took the pearly gates (right side). Here are a few pics of the gates. The gates are way more mellow than the previous few years.


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#1014919 - 04/29/11 11:02 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
corvallisclimb Offline
bolt nazi

Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 1425
TRs: 20 Photos: 359
Originally Posted By: sdizzle25
1. so the trip report section of this website is no longer dedicated to desert cragging


now this statement blows me away! i mean you've seriously got to be kidding... try so it can go back to the same bs "South Side of Mt. Hood Fourm"

fahq

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#1014927 - 04/30/11 07:53 AM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
sdizzle25 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/10
Posts: 140
TRs: 5 Photos: 23
Loc: IDAHO/OREGON
Sorry bud, for many people the South Side of Hood is a perfectly acceptable pursuit, and I am happy to provide information on conditions for people looking to get out, especially when they are unusual, as they where for this post.

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#1014951 - 04/30/11 01:57 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
Ptown_Climber1 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/06
Posts: 113
TRs: 9 Photos: 65
Loc: Portland, OR
I for one appreciated the report.....as pedestrian as Hood is for many, I enjoyed the update on the gates...thanks. Am hoping to get up there soon, probably through Leuthold however...

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#1014965 - 04/30/11 09:18 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
corvallisclimb Offline
bolt nazi

Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 1425
TRs: 20 Photos: 359
Hey I am very well aware that Mt. Hood is important to thousands of people. Thats why I've been an advocate that Mt. Hood has its own seperate form for years. But when you posted your "TR" so "the trip report section of this website is no longer dedicated to desert cragging" it astonished me. Three smith trs and a trout tr on the first two pages is probably a record. And see the thing is, is that those where real Tr's. All you posted where two sentences about conditions, no pictures (wich make or break a tr unless you can write, and make or break a conditions report unless you can write) and thats it. The best thing you could have done would probably have been to bump one of the literally hundreds of previous south side threads such as this one that was already on the same page, and posted your two senteces about conditions. So ya dude, sorry but I gotta call you out for trying to knock some truely unique content to this site in a shit poor "TR". Hell thats the first ever picnic lunch wall tr and even though Ivans writing style maybe a touch hard to follow at times and maybe not everyones cup of tea, he sure as hell puts forth some effort and rocks it with the pictures and videos. Well continue to post our crappy cragging TRs but inevtibly even with out your posting they will drift to the depths of the fourm coverd up by those hundreds and hundreds of south side "TRs".

Cheers brew


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#1015003 - 05/01/11 07:05 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: corvallisclimb]
bvail Offline
stranger

Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 13
TRs: 2 Photos: 34
Can't we all just get along, and save the drama for your mamas? Personally, I'll take any info I can get about conditions in the mountains.

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#1015187 - 05/02/11 09:44 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: bvail]
billclimbs Offline
n00b

Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 48
TRs: 1 Photos: 10
Loc: Coos Bay, Or
Originally Posted By: bvail
Can't we all just get along, and save the drama for your mamas? Personally, I'll take any info I can get about conditions in the mountains.

Amen

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#1015196 - 05/02/11 11:07 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: corvallisclimb]
Water Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 1134
TRs: 7 Photos: 170
Loc: pdx
uhg. the original statement re: desert cragging made me laugh and obviously was tongue-in-cheek, esp after putting CLASSIC in caps.

happy for the conditions report, we went up 4/22 and broke trail along lee side of hogsback and kicked steps up. fun times, happy to finally have a bit of hood action after progressively crappy weekend conditions for what seemed like months.

cheers guys
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#1015418 - 05/04/11 09:44 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: corvallisclimb]
KirkW Offline
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Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 486
TRs: 4 Photos: 106
Loc: Corvallis, OR
A Hood forum would be sweet. I volunteer to be an admin.

It should contain a shitty SS TR thread that we can just add to so that everyone stays current with the EXACT conditions, and at least one sticky covering all the basics such as how many stoves to bring and when to secure yourself to the rope with quickdraws.

Yeah...that would be sweet.

BTW...does anyone know how many ice screws I should bring for the gates, given their current condition? So stoked!

Thanks.
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#1015424 - 05/04/11 10:04 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: KirkW]
xhen Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 84
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Originally Posted By: KirkW
A Hood forum would be sweet. I volunteer to be an admin.

It should contain a shitty SS TR thread that we can just add to so that everyone stays current with the EXACT conditions, and at least one sticky covering all the basics such as how many stoves to bring and when to secure yourself to the rope with quickdraws.

Yeah...that would be sweet.

BTW...does anyone know how many ice screws I should bring for the gates, given their current condition? So stoked!

Thanks.


When do they fix the lines to the summit?

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#1016267 - 05/10/11 01:06 PM Re: [TR] Mount Hood - Right Pearly Gates??? 4/20/0 [Re: sdizzle25]
vsigler Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 37
TRs: 0 Photos: 1
On 14ers.com, they have a "conditions update" page (http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/peakstatus_main.php) , just for timely updates on route conditions...seems to work pretty well.

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