letsroll Posted July 26, 2005 Share Posted July 26, 2005 Climb: Mt Hood-North face var. 5B in oregon high Date of Climb: 7/23/2005 Trip Report: Left Cloud cap thinking I would hike past the North Face for a look see and keep on going on to Sunshine. I stopped and looked and the route and said what the heck. Gained the route left of the usual start and worked my way over to the reg route. The Snow was perfect for tooling on front pointing. Hard snow over ice. The Rock bands were spicy. That is the most alpine rock for me todate as well as ice. What a great route. Just had a couple of rocks come down, and only one hit. Thank god for shoulder straps Topped out via last little bit of cooper spur. & hours up, I know that is slow, but will get better as I get more of these type routes in. Had an absoulute blast!!!!!!! Thought I would through in a twist (really thought it would be easier) buy decending via sunshine. Big mistake, next time it would be much quicker to do cooper spur. I am sold, loved this type of climbing, stying focused for 7 hours and almost crapping my pants a couple of times was amazing. Only really scary spot was traversing rotton ice on the north ridge traverse to get to Queens Chair. Both feet fell though to nothing but air and tool barely held. Would have been a long fall down WyEast Can't wait to do some more north faces and ice climbing later this year on the glacier. Pics in a couple of days when I get them developed. Gear Notes: Tools, poons, and balls Approach Notes: via Cloud Cap Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.