Mount Hood/South Side


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Hood/South Side

A nice paced, two day climb of Mount Hood to start off the season.

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  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020 — Fri, Apr 17, 2020
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,235 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 11,250 ft

TBD at Timberline Lodge, OR

Priority goes to those climbers who did not get on the 2019 climb.  

TBD:  Have not decided if we will go from timberline and camp at the top of palmer to help a little with acclimatizing.   Go for summit on the morning of the 17th.  

*You will need to be prepared to camp a night up above the lift area

Might just go car to car from the lodge up and down starting the night of the 16th.

Climb is subject to cancellation base on weather, route conditions and overall attitude :)



Mount Hood/South Side

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Tent
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 3 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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