Mount Hood/South Side


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Hood/South Side (Palmer Glacier)

Priority for Lauren/Pradnya/KD/Dasha SIG in honor of Pradnya who passed away on Mt. Hood March 2022. If you are not in our SIG, please do not send requests to join unless I post otherwise. Thank you!

  • Thu, Jun 15, 2023 — Fri, Jun 16, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,235 ft

We will camp near the trailhead the Thursday night before, then have an alpine start on Friday.

Route: A one day climb of Mt. Hood via the Hogsback (Pearly Gates) route or the Old Chute route, depending on bergschrund conditions and on how crowded it seems.

More details to come. 


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)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 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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