Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

Mt. Jefferson

Oregon > Oregon Volcanoes

Description

Mt. Jefferson is the second highest peak in Oregon.
This beautiful mountain lies on the Cascade Crest, about 40 miles south of Mt. Hood, in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area.
The Summit Pinnacle is 5.3 by the easiest route.

Getting There

There are a few different approaches to this mountain and will be described in the route descriptions.

Routes from Left to Right

Mod. Snow
 1
North Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Mod. Snow
 8
Jefferson Park Glacier
Snow, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow PG13
 1
North Milk Creek Glacier
Trad, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow
 1
Center Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 6
South Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge
 1
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Jefferson Park Glacier
 8
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
North Milk Creek Glacier
 1
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
Center Ridge
 1
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
South Ridge
 6
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Cowabunga
[Hide Photo] Cowabunga
Guided party traversing below summit pinnacle, shot taken from red saddle, via south ridge. Asc. July 13, 2019
[Hide Photo] Guided party traversing below summit pinnacle, shot taken from red saddle, via south ridge. Asc. July 13, 2019
View from Spencer Butte
[Hide Photo] View from Spencer Butte
Mt Jefferson as seen from Black Butte.
[Hide Photo] Mt Jefferson as seen from Black Butte.
Camp on South Ridge of Jefferson.
[Hide Photo] Camp on South Ridge of Jefferson.
Me on the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. Typically a party crosses the upper edge of the hanging glacier to the left and ascends the pinnacle from the other side.
[Hide Photo] Me on the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. Typically a party crosses the upper edge of the hanging glacier to the left and ascends the pinnacle from the other side.
A view of the summit pinnacle taken below the saddle.
[Hide Photo] A view of the summit pinnacle taken below the saddle.
Mt. Jefferson
[Hide Photo] Mt. Jefferson