Mt Hood Climbing Conditions - June 27th, 2010

posted Jun 28, 2010, 8:41 AM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Jun 30, 2010, 12:20 AM ]
Latest Mt Hood climbing report for June 27th, highlights include:

There is good snow coverage from the Timberline parking lot to the summit, especially with the recent storm activity. We are in a spring cycle, melting during the day, and freezing up at night. Later in the day there is a large amount of Ice and Rock fall. This ice and rock fall is mostly confined to the upper parts of the mountain. The Brergchrund on the Hogs back has opened up in the last three weeks; this is not interfering with most climbers climb, because everyone is climbing the old chute route. On the summit ridge after you reach the top of the old chute route. Be aware, as you traverse towards the true summit, there is a two foot wide section of the ridge; this is the crux of the climb. To one side of the ridge there is a 2000 foot drop and on the other side is a150 “footer”. So, if you haven't used a rope up to this point, you should think about pulling one out.

Latest conditions from the Forest Service can be found here.