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Glacier Climb - Mount Hood/South Side

Good trip, strong partners up in 5 and half hours. Coming down was challenging due to icy and desire to avoid folks climbing the Pearly Gates.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Icy up top, no ice fall but on our way up folks kept telling us there was - found this strange.  

Climbed was very straight forward.  We did not experience warming snow in the trip as expected and the upper part of the mountain was iced over.   Two ice axes were need to make the first 500 to 900 ft safe.  Went up pearly gates came down the Old Chutes to avoid crowds.  The top half of the Old Chutes lack kicked steps and we did two 30 meter raps.