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The Cascade Kid

[TR] Mt Hood - Illumination Rock, South Chamber 7/1/2013

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Trip: Mt Hood - Illumination Rock, South Chamber

 

Date: 7/1/2013

 

Trip Report:

Nick Till and I braved shitty rock to the West Gable of Illumination yesterday via the South Chamber route.

 

I've climbed the East Ridge of the south chamber and can say that both have equally repugnant rock quality.

 

Photos, conditions of the Reid, Leuthold's Etc, may be found here:

 

Climbing Illumination Rock - Mountain Lessons

 

We approached on skis and transitioned to rock shoes at the left wall of the chamber. The route is choose-you-own-adventure via lesser-of-two-evils route finding tactics.

 

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Gear Notes:

Single rack to 3, doubles 1-3, more than good. A buckload of slings and rap tat.

 

Approach Notes:

Skis, left at the mouth of the chamber. Fun corn skiing on the way down.

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