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[TR] Mt Hood summit 6/24/18 - Old Chute 06/24/2018

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Trip: Mt Hood summit 6/24/18 - Old Chute

Trip Date: 06/24/2018

Trip Report:

 

 

I left the car at 1:05am and was on the Mt Hood summit at 7:02am.   There was no wind and it started to warm up quick today.

 

What was interesting is the big crevasse on the old chute.  You can kind of see it in the photo.  It is quite large.  I had to go way left to get around it. Some guys went over the snowbridge but I didn't feel safe doing that and they went really early in the morning almost before sunrise.  I don't ever remember seeing a crevasse on the old chute before.  I went up the mazama chute and on way down across the ridgeline and down the old chute. Then, way left around the crevasse. Decent amount of people for a weekend and good weather but, not too many that they slowed you down or anything. 

Gear Notes:
crampons, ice axe poles.

Approach Notes:
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Edited by Highimphilip

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Well done! That's real interesting; I saw a photo of the crevasse from a month ago and was also really surprised. I went two weeks ago and couldn't see much (white out) despite thinking about it, but I did cross over someone's footstep that seemed bottomless. Went pretty much straight up, definitely not left. I wonder if it's opening and closing as the glacier flows.

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Topmost climbers in your second photo look like they're humping.

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lol

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nonbasketless Thanks for the response, well done too.  Interesting photo.  Yeah, i've been going the last 5 years and have never seen a crevasse on the old chute. I guess it changes year to year.  Almost everyone went way left to get around it. A couple people went right to get around it but left was not as steep. 

I hope this crevasse is just this year and not like this every year on the old chute. 

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am i missing something with this tomfoolery... I get a hip belay or something without a harness but... i thought roping up around the waist, like, what the fuck is the point, and i'm sure no pro is put in.. so wtf

 

 

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On 7/18/2018 at 12:04 AM, Water said:

i thought roping up around the waist, like, what the fuck is the point,

Fred said it was a great incentive to not fall.

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i guess some people need a little extra motivation not to die when they get out of bed each day

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