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[TR] Mt Hood - Reid Glacier Headwall 02/12/2020

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Trip: Mt Hood - Reid Glacier Headwall

Trip Date: 02/12/2020

Trip Report:


Solo'd and went slow, started 2:45, at saddle 5:45, topped out on West Crater 9:45, summit via Old Chute 11 AM. Planned on doing Leuthold but that didn't work out. Would have been nice to have brought another tool but the axe worked well. Climbed down from the saddle facing in since it was still dark but it wasn't that steep. Didn't see any crevasses at the bottom. Climbed over a mostly covered bergschrund near the bottom of the ramp without breaking through. The gullies were reasonably filled with  firm snow and some ice, not too steep. Saw two climbers above me to the left near the bottom, they cruised up but made sure I made it out. Pick sticks and foot kicks were solid the whole way up. West Crater was softening quickly but the Old Chute was still hard even coming down.


More stitched together images here, https://imgur.com/a/Lj07ROr.


Gear Notes:
Helmet, 1 tool, 1 axe, crampons

Approach Notes:
High 20s F, 30 MPH winds

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Nice work! And good pics. That wind was brisk until about halfway up! Made for tricky layer management—and fewer pics than I would have liked. 

Fine day out though—solid conditions made for really enjoyable climbing. It was nice running into you up there.

A couple pics of you heading into the runnel, and one more of you in the upper chamber:




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