Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Hood/Leuthold Couloir

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  • Sat, May 28, 2016 — Sun, May 29, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft


Originally this was going to be a climb of the Brother's Traverse, but bad weather in the Olympics forced a change of plans.  Leuthold on Hood is the new plan.  Details in email.


Leader's Permission Required.  Participants should should have taken at least the Intermediate Ice 1 Field Trip, and be comfortable moving quicking in technical alpine terrain.

The general plan is to drive out there early Saturday morning, hike in past Lena Lake and through the Valley of the Silent Men, and camp at the regular climber's camp Saturday night.  Sunday, alpine start, summit & back to camp to spend the night. Monday hike out from climber's camp and make the long drive home.


Mount Hood/Leuthold Couloir

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

TBD.   Due to the steep snow on the traverse, everyone will either need two mountaineering axes each, or one axe and one tool.

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