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  1. Mt Hood

    And here are some photos from Hogsback so that you see what conditions look like now
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    hey all! thanks again for advices. my friend and I decided to try Hood today anyway -we reached top of hogsback, and decided not to proceed further as (i) bergcshrund is huge and impassabe; (ii) traversing to the left is danegorous due to lots of vertical and horizontal crevasses; (iii) ongoing rockfall. it was still fun climb though! ps: couple of people climbed today - they started much earlier and went a different route - passed cathedral rock on the lef (not on thr right as usually)
  3. Mt Hood

    haha, that's true! Thanks all for responses! You gave us lots of valuable info. We'll be flying to Portland anyway and will decide closer to the weekend what we are going to do.
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    Hey all thanks a lot for responses and providing valuable information. I've looked on past trip reports, and while there are very few TR from August, I found some and they way people describe them it looks pretty easy (links below). May be it were the conditions that were different in these summers? Now my buddy and I need to decide if we going to try hood or do one of your recommended places (Jeff or others) thanks August reports: 1. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/976714/1 2. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/974049/TR_Mt_Hood_SS_dog_8_20_2010#Post974049 3. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1038222/TR_Mt_Hood_South_Slope_via_WCR#Post1038222 4. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1079633/TR_Mt_Hood_South_Side_8_17_201#Post1079633
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    Hi all, Me and my friend are from California and are planning to come climb mt Hood this coming weekend. We bought tickets long ago, and only now start to read about trip reports and realize that we made a bad call re: timing - August is probably bad month to do Hood. Our experience over last several years include Whitney/Shasta/Rainier/Kazbek/Lassen/several peaks in Yosemite (Dana, Conness, Half Dome). So we do have mountaineering experience and all the gear (ice axe, crampons), but don't do anything beyond class 2 climbs usually. Thus I have couple of questions to more experienced fellows: 1. How bad/climbable would be conditions at main route from Timberline Lodge this time of the year? I mean conditions around Hogsback and upper 2. Is there any other route you would recommend us trying this weekend? Something that is not technically hard and has good conditions (=high chances of summit)? thanks