Trip: Mt Hood - Pearly Gates - Left
Trip Date: 01/13/2019
Just a quick conditions update for Mt Hood.
Took the left option in Pearly gates and found a short step of ice, maybe 5-6 feet. Followed by maybe 10 meters of low angle ice. It is in great conditions for those comfortable on water ice.
Downclimbed the mazama chute. All the old chute routes are in and straightforward steep snow climbing.
Saw several parties heading up DKHW and am interested to hear a conditions report there. Based on the ice in the gates I expect the headwall to be in shape with good ice.
My 17th and first solo Hood. Well, except for the rest of the hoard.
Crappy pic of the step:
Top of the ice:
Less painful in the dark.