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Mt Hood Climb - South Route

June 8, 2019

Coordinator: Ben Rosati

Summit Altitude: 11250 feet
Elevation Gain: 5239 feet
Round-trip Distance: 10 miles
Excursion Time: 10 hours (car-to-car)

Climb school students are welcome and encouraged to join. Please let me know when you have graduated from climb school and who your instructors were. Will meet at the Climber's cave Friday night at 11:30PM (located at the entrance of the day use lodge). Assistant and Experienced climbers are welcome if they would like to help me lead this event. We are usually back at the car between noon and 3pm.

Please consider a Hood half climb before attempting this climb.

If I have never met you. Please email me your details on previous climbing experience. Send details and questions at or you are welcome to add it as a comment on this page.

I will start approving participants after climb school (May 6th) to give this year's students a priority and the chance to sign up.

We will use this to find carpool option closer to the event.


Signed Up: 10
Maximum Allowed: 10
Team Equipment: Rope, Picket
Required Equipment (each participant): Day pack (~20-30L), Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hat/beanie, Warm gloves (and spares) - I like back-up mittens, Layering system, Mountaineering boots - crampons compatible, Crampons, Water/Electrolyte (based on your preferences), Food, Headlamp (spare batteries), Toilet paper and blue bag / zip block, Personal Medical supplies, Ice axe, Helmet, harness, belay device, locking carabiner
Optional Equipment (each participant): 2nd tool, Gaiters, Hiking Poles, Camera
Not Required: Jet Ski
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Ayama says:
Hi Ben, I just completed BCEP with the Mazamas. I believe I'm fit enough for Hood. We had one day of snow training at Mt Hood. I feel fairly confident in my abilities though am a beginner climber. I do quite a bit of hiking. I will be doing Helen's on 5/16. I hope to do Adams, Shasta, Sisters this year also. I would be happy to talk more about whether you feel you could accept me for this climb. Thank you, Ayama Tobin, (email hidden) ###-###-####

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