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[TR] MT. HOOD - Devils Kitchen Headwall 02/12/2020

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Trip: MT. HOOD - Devils Kitchen Headwall

Trip Date: 02/12/2020

Trip Report:

I took advantage of this short weather window that we have finally been given and ran up to Hood for a quick session this morning.  Overall the snow was much more compact than i would have guessed making for quick progress up to hot rocks.  DKH looked thin from hot rocks, but beggars can't be choosers so i took what i could get.  Overall the route is very climbable albeit not as cruiser as it is in the spring after a few good freeze thaw cycles.  There is definitely not enough thick ice to place any protection if that's something you would want to do. below are some pics.  i also took  few shots of the N.side and the top of the Elliott headwall if anyone was wondering what that's looking like right now.   







Gear Notes:
two ice tools

Approach Notes:
skin up, climb, ski down. strava had me at a little over 3hr30min car to car.
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4 hours ago, kadyakerbob said:

a little over 3hr30min car to car.

:crosseye:  Wow, that is fast!

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Thanks for the fantastic condition report!  Not as many windows as 2019 this winter, but it looks like things are shaping up!

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unfortunately no.  I’m going to try to get up there before work next week and check out NE Face routes and might try to traverse back over to IR on my way back.  

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