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rocky_joe

[TR] Mt. Hood - Reid Headwall 5/8/2013

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Trip: Mt. Hood - Reid Headwall

 

Date: 5/8/2013

 

Trip Report:

I climbed the Reid Headwall yesterday with a friend from Shasta. We climbed the standard center variation trending left at every opportunity. The schrund is easily passable over a couple of debris bridges, with no other cracks to cross. We found lots of recent loose wet slide activity, and firm cramponing on the slide paths. The route was really fun, I'd climbed the right variation before, but this one was a lot more interesting. Our route had 4 distinct, but easy cruxes, the 2nd crux was a 10' step of easy mixed, we soloed everything, but there are a few other variations that would have been fun to rope up for. We enjoyed perfectly splitter weather for the whole climb and a windless, bluebird summit. Impatient as we were, the ski down the old chute was firm but fun, and everything from the Hogsback down was butter smooth corn and the groomer was just as fun as ever. Didn't take any pictures, but the route is good to go for at least a couple weeks.

 

Gear Notes:

Ice tools

Ice pro- didn't use

Skis- bring them

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