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[TR] Mt. Hood- South Side 3/22/2004

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Climb: Mt. Hood-South Side

 

Date of Climb: 3/22/2004

 

Trip Report:

I climbed Mt. Hood for the first time on Monday. My friend and I climbed the Hogsback route, and it was his first time up there as well. We started around 2am and started slogging up. We brought a rope and glacier stuff, but it was useless. There were no crevasses and I couldn't even tell where the bergshrund would be. From reading the description in Selected Climbs, I was expecting something a bit more challenging, but it was cake. We summited right around sunrise. It was beuatiful on top. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Awesome views. We were the first ones on the summit and we saw some stragglers as we started our glissade down the snow slopes. All and all, a good, easy climb. A short climb as well.

 

Gear Notes:

Used Ice Axes and Crampons.

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I would of liked to meet you. I was over on the Sandy. I like your posts. Long time climber, new to CC. I will posting a TR as soon as I get some pics back. Sorry about your climb did you do something else?

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I should Qualify that I took that pic a couple of weeks ago not the date of the OP's climb.

 

The whole Mount Hood sunrise thing just got me all misty eyed cry.gif

 

Look forward to your Sandy TR!

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That's crazy!! That is exactly what it looked like yesterday. I know one of my kids took a picture of it. I can't remember if I did. Anyway, I will throw out another entertaining TR here in a few days.

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"There were no crevasses and I couldn't even tell where the bergshrund would be."

 

I don't want to rain on your accomplishment, but I call bullshit. I climbed Mt. Hood, via the South Side, on Sunday. The potential crevasses and bergshrund are at 10,500', as plain as the nose in front of you. Just because they're well bridged and filled doesn't eliminate them, even if it did eliminate the need for a rope.

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Yes I did see the Mt. Hood shadow, that was really cool. And, actually we did cross a small crevasse come to think of it, so Yes, I guess there was a crevasse we had to cross, which may have been the bergshrund, I don't know, I have never seen the upper part of the mountain when the bergschrund andother crevasses are open. The point was that the bergshrund/crevasses weren't a problem.

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Here are a couple shots of the Hogsback a little later in the season when there is no doubt about the bergschrund.

1553100_526-Hogsback.jpg

 

and a little closer look...

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I plan on going back this year with a wide angle lens to get a better shot of it.

 

Craig

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next time I climb down in that thing I'm going to put an FRS radio in there and shout stuff as people go by during the peak season

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next time I climb down in that thing I'm going to put an FRS radio in there and shout stuff as people go by during the peak season

 

yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif

 

"hey little boy come over here.....HEY YOU, GET THE HELL OFF OF ME.......your mamma boulders!!" The possibilities are endless.

 

Craig

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