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Gunsight Ridge Trail
A short, but rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood. Near Hood River, OR
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Mt. Hood is Oregon's tallest peak and is one of the most popular alpine summits in the world. This iconic mountain lies 70 miles east of Portland and is part of the Cascade Range. Glaciers lie on all sides.
Home to multiple ski areas and a National Forest, Mt. Hood receives a huge amount of use from outdoor enthusiasts all year. It provides the closest alpine climbing to Portland, as well as the closest skiing.
The direct route from Portland is easiest: Take I-84 to the Wood Village exit, take a right, and drive through Gresham and Sandy on Hwy. 26. Government Camp is the closest town to the mountain.
An alternate route takes I-84 East from Portland to Hood River, and then the Mount Hood Highway (Hwy. 35) South to join up with Hwy. 26.
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Hood:
The North Face
WI3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'
Wy'East Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5000'
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Reid Glacier Headwall
AI3 Steep Snow OR
: Mt. Hood
This is one of the longer lines on the mountain, and is fairly committed. Depending on which variation you do (there are probably a half dozen established variations, and even more possible), there are between 4 and 7 ice steps, ranging from 10' to closer to 40 on the upper reaches. The steps are technically not difficult, as ice goes, but probably exceed most climbers' single-ax ability- two tools is advisable. Route-finding seems to be the biggest difficulty climbers have on this route. A numb...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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|By Adam Stackhouse|
Dec 18, 2006
According to recent news reports, this is the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world. Any clue as to the 1st?
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Dec 18, 2006
From what I've heard, Mt. Hood is the 2nd most glaciated mountain climbed in the world. Mt. Fuji is #1.
|By Andrew May|
From: Sandy, UT
Jul 11, 2007
Has anyone climbed Hood in August?
I'm considering it but it would be my first climb involving glacier travel and I'm not sure I'm up to it. Any thoughts?
|By Nate Farr|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 6, 2008
Hood's not recommended in August because rockfall gets too bad. Most people would say up until June, and then again once the rock freezes up in the late fall.