Mount Hood/South Side


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Hood/Pearly Gates

Early season exploratory trip to scout the conditions of DKH and nearby routes and go after the ice pitch that has formed in Pearly Gates.

  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 11,235 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Drive in on Thursday evening, meet 1am at the Timberline lodge parking lot.

We'll pick the route on the spot depending on what we find. Tentatively the plan is to scout the DKH V1 left option, which most likely won't be in yet at this time, fall back onto Pearly Gates, which looks like it might be a short pitch of ice, traverse to the Old Chute to descend, and cross over to the  Illumination Saddle on the way down to take a peek there at the condition of Leuthold and Reid Headwall.



Mount Hood/South Side

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Glacier travel gear, two tools, screws, etc., details by email.


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