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Too late for Hood?

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Got this 'itch' to climb Mt Hood again this year. I went late June but not sure if now would be ok. I would leave at night and get to top around 6a. Not sure if everything would be frozen or if rock/ice would be breaking off. Thoughts?

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I too am curious of conditions, specifically regarding Cooper Spur. Life's been far too busy and alas I've not climbed as I wish I had, and won't, at least not on that mountain, that is to say, if it's a total garbage chute right now?

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we'll be going up monday... i'll let you know

 

i'm basically expecting early summer condition, but i havent talked to anyone who's been up recently. either way, our plan is to be up and back below the bergshund before 8ish

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2 weeks ago the cooper spur and sunshine route still looked good enough to go, though there have been some warm days between now and then

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pearly gates was out, just a thin crust over regolith above a gaping double crevasse. we cut across the fumerol gully to the left of the hogsback and did a WCR variation. good stiff snow for front pointing and tooling, got up with only a few "ROCK!"s that went wide.. rapped the same route back down, had a blast anchoring on boulders and digging out snow bollards. good practice, great day on the mountain.

 

definitely not ideal Hood conditions, but we sent it fine.

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and to tell you the truth, i really, really like having the mountain entirely to ourselves.. so well worth it to have things a little steeper and sketchier.

 

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