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MT. Hood Conditions update

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N. Face Left Gully: Climbed yesterday.  Currently the best conditions that i have ever seen the N. Face left gully and completely different terrain than my other times climbing it.  Ice almost the entire way up and 6 different steep ice steps, 2 of which you could bypass if you desired.(First 7 pictures)

Reid HW: checked out last weekend.  Knee deep snow slog to the base.  Still just powder on that side of the mtn, not much ice or firm snow yet. (Picture 8-9)

Black Spider: Currently the warm weather has melted most of the snow and the face is looking dry.  A little ice forming on a few of the routes but not close to being ready for the season in my opinion. (Picture 10)  

DKH Var 1: As of last week it is dirty choss ice.  Climbable but more of a rotten ice/dirt climb right now.  (Last Picture)

Hope this info helps anyone who is curious about the different aspects of the mtn.  I will try to actually post about conditions every few weeks if people care to know what is in and what is not.  

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Damn!  That's a lot of ice on the NF.  Thanks for the update!

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Nice—thanks for the comprehensive report, Bob!

The gully conditions look fantastic! 10 days ago it was mostly wading and battling the spindrift firehose between steps. Still good fun, but now it looks like it should.

How was the bergschrund crossing?

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