wetslide Posted August 22, 2012 Share Posted August 22, 2012 Trip: Mt Hood - South Side Date: 8/17/2012 Trip Report: Guided a couple friends up Hood this last Friday. 2 of us made the summit. We saw one other person high on the mountain, an eastcoaster who seemed a little out of his element but nonetheless made the summit. We experienced very hard snow on the final headwall, and 4 inches of dirt over bullet ice in the exit shoot to the summit ridge. It was pretty unnerving climbing for about 200 feet. We brought a rope, screws, and used none of it. The route is doable but not the best conditions I've seen by far. A little late in the season for this route IMHO. Note: We had a great time partying with our local friends down there. Not that they read this board but the world needs more people like J and M. Oh, and we raised 10,000 dollars for charity by doing this climb. cheers. Gear Notes: crampons, ice ax, ice screws and rope brought but not used. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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