Mt Hood, South Side, June 2-3, 2012

The June 2-3, 2012 climb of Mt hood has been cancelled. 

Personal Gear (See List #4)

Group Gear: We will have a stove and fuel, a sleeping bag and bivy sack (1 set for for emergency), SPOT beacon, cell phone, GPS with route on it, 1 60'm rope, 5 pickets, wands (each flag marked "MWN") 1 shovel and first aid kit.

Tenative Climb Schedule:
June 2nd- Drive to Timberline Lodge, nap in parking lot, alpine start.
  • 1:30 pm- Meet in Silverton/Salem for carpooling (location TBD). Check individual and group gear.
  • 2:00 pm leave for Mt hood.
  • 3:30 pm stop in Government camp (or somewhere along the way) to get something to eat.
  • 4:45 pm or so - arrive at Timberline lodge parking lot, pick up permits and blue bags, maybe do a quick review of passing through pickets.
  • 5:30 pm or so- rest in the overnight area.

Monday, June 3rd, Summit Day
  • 11:00 pm- Wake up time (This is where climbing seems like a really stupid sport.)
  • 11:30 pm, Head up the climbers trail east of the ski area.
  • Approximately 2:15 am arrive at top of Palmer about 8,500' (Probably put crampons on here if not sooner)
  • 5:00 am at hogsback area, rope up
  • 6:15 Summit via old chute route (Wow climbing is great.)
  • 7:30 Arrive back at hogsback and get out of harnesses and ropes. long break.
  • 7:45 Descend,
  • 9:00 regrouping at top of Palmer climbers trail
  • 10:30 or so arrive back at Timberline parking lot. Clean up.
  • 11:15 lunch/breakfast in Government camp .
  • 12:15 head home
  • 2:15 back in Silverton/Salem area.


Here are links to similar, recent Mt Hood south side Climbs: