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[TR] Mt Hood - Cathedral Ridge 04/18/2021

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Trip: Mt Hood - Cathedral Ridge

Trip Date: 04/18/2021

Trip Report:

Finally got a nice window to shoot for this route on 04/18/2021, just as cool as I anticipated!  Good icy conditions, more "climbing" than expected. Nice campsite at 8050'.

Full trip report and lots of route info:
http://gethighonaltitude.com/2021/04/22/mt-hood-cathedral-ridge/

 

Gear Notes:
2x short screws, 2x pickets, a few slings

Approach Notes:
Timberline to Illumination to Yocum to Sandy
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Great job sending the route and what a fantastic write up.

Watermelon sized, ouch! Glad you two made it without serious injury.

Love seeing the full resolution shots by opening images in another window and removing the extra filter from the URL. Definitely beats trying to figure out where Instagram hides full res images locally.

You are correct that the 7775 crossing of Yocum is right under that big ass rock in your 4th picture. So yeah, overhead danger but so nice not losing more elevation.

The route appears to be melting out fast. Seemed like there was full, or nearly full, snow coverage 20 days previously. The part where you decided to skirt rather than do the bouldering thing was much easier earlier. Had the same reaction as you did, no way on the left, right was maybe OK, but let’s give going straight up a chance – not too bad with snow coverage.

Always wondered who uses those string crampons things – scary 😊.

Here is to wishing next season Mt Hood will get several storm cycles without accompanying 40+ MPH winds.

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21 hours ago, adventure43 said:

Great job sending the route and what a fantastic write up.

Watermelon sized, ouch! Glad you two made it without serious injury.

Love seeing the full resolution shots by opening images in another window and removing the extra filter from the URL. Definitely beats trying to figure out where Instagram hides full res images locally.

You are correct that the 7775 crossing of Yocum is right under that big ass rock in your 4th picture. So yeah, overhead danger but so nice not losing more elevation.

The route appears to be melting out fast. Seemed like there was full, or nearly full, snow coverage 20 days previously. The part where you decided to skirt rather than do the bouldering thing was much easier earlier. Had the same reaction as you did, no way on the left, right was maybe OK, but let’s give going straight up a chance – not too bad with snow coverage.

Always wondered who uses those string crampons things – scary 😊.

Here is to wishing next season Mt Hood will get several storm cycles without accompanying 40+ MPH winds.

Agreed on all accounts! Thanks for putting up the conditional beta a few weeks prior, that was nice/lucky to read before heading out! It was also cool to see a few remnants of your bootpack up super high on the ridge. 
 

As for those crampons, yeah.... I still don’t know how I feel about them after using them for a couple years. It’s a love hate relationship. 

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