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[TR] Mt Hood - North Face 4/2/2013


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Trip: Mt Hood - North Face

 

Date: 4/2/2013

 

Trip Report:

Thanks to the added stoke from some recent trip reports, we headed up the North Face right couloir. Started from Tilly Jane Cabin, dropped onto the Eliot just past the rock shelter around 7000ft. Afterwards, we descended the Sunshine Route, which besides the upper bergschrund, was really straightforward and quick. For a route that "faces north" (actually northeast) we were surprised to spend almost the whole day in the sun.

Approaching the schrund

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First ice pitch in good condition

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Just above the first ice pitch

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Second ice pitch

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Cathedral Spire saddle

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Dropping over the bergschrund near Horseshoe Rock on the descent

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Plodding down Snow Dome

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Gear Notes:

Brought rope/screws/pickets, but with the hero ice, opted to keep it all in the pack

 

Approach Notes:

Cooper Spur TH - Tilly Jane Cabin - rock shelter - left/se side of Eliot - right side of bergschrund

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