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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Hood:
Cooper Spur Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sandy Glacier Headwall Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
South Side Route Easy Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Sunshine Route Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 5300'
Leuthold Couloir Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5300'
The North Face WI3+ Mod. Snow R Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'
Wy'East Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 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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