Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
dirtysouth

[TR] Hood - West Crater Rim 3/6/2010

Recommended Posts

Trip: Hood - West Crater Rim

 

Date: 3/6/2010

 

Trip Report:

Got to avoid some of the crowds by kicking up the West Crater Rim on Saturday. A nice variation to the SS slog, with a fun 45 degree slope to get up on the rim (maybe a 50 or so degree bulge at the end). Perhaps took us an extra hour over the normal Hogsback-Old Chute route.

 

Our route in red, climbers left of Crater Rock

170.jpg

Approaching the mini-coulior we climbed

226.jpg

Getting after it!

318.jpg

Near the Rim, Crater Rock in the background

416.jpg

Nice resting spot on the Rim - good views of the Upper Reid below

610.jpg

Looking towards the "ledge" and the Hogsback/Old Chute

510.jpg

Lots of climbers on the Hogsback

75.jpg

Looking down at our tracks from the Old Chute

914.jpg

Shameless summit shot

89.jpg

 

Gear Notes:

We brought a 30m rope and a couple pickets for the initial slope - not necessary for the more experienced

 

Approach Notes:

Any ideas on how to fall asleep while skinning up the Palmer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm, for those 2 extra hours of sleep.....yeah, I'd offer a case of Black Butte for that. Anyone interested in a little extra "training" this week, between the hours of 2-4am? ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I passed you guys on my way down from the summit as you were the only other party I saw using a rope that high. Great pics!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What were the temps like in the 10k-summit area? Looked pretty warm in your pics and I'm wondering what kind of melt/freeze we have up there right now...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

summit and hogsback were basically windless from 10:30am-1:30-2 while we were up there. I was in my tshirt at the hogsback so i dont think it was any lower than 32 to be honest... i didn't see one iota of rime detaching--though there was a pretty decent wet slide that came out of a gulley a little to the right of pearly gates, other than that, no action. It was very mushy up there as the afternoon progressed. right now i think new snow is getting deposited over that stuff..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We did some test profiles on the east aspect of hogsback, CT 22s/23s Q2/3 at about 60cm.

christopher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×