Mount Hood/South Side

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Hood/South Side

Attempt on Mt. Hood via the South Side - Palmer Glacier route.

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  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 5,235 ft

Martin Way Park & Ride at the intersection of I-5 exit 109 and Martin Way in Olympia, 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 19 (unless you make other arrangements with the leader in advance).

Mt. Hood via Palmer Glacier

http://www.summitpost.org/mount-hood/150189

Ascending via the safest option from the “Hogsback” feature, probably the Old Crater Variation.  A fantastic first glacier climb.  

Route/Place

Mount Hood/South Side


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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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