Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Hood/Reid Headwall

A one-day alpine ice climb up the west side of Mount Hood.

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  • Sun, Apr 10, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft

Tukwila Park and Ride, Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

(Rescheduled from February.) The routes on the Reid Headwall are a step up in difficulty from the adjacent Leuthold Couloir. Climbers must be able to move quickly throughout the entire climb. We will leave Timberline around 2:00 a.m. The climb may be cancelled or rescheduled if the weather or avy conditions warrant.


Mount Hood/Reid Headwall

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe/tool (2)
  • Pickets
  • Ice screws
  • Glacier gear
  • Avy gear
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