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Elevation: 5,477 ft 1,669 m
GPS: 45.37416, -121.73658
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Shared By: Nate Ball on Jan 16, 2024 · Updates
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This area includes routes from Illumination Saddle (SW) to Cathedral Ridge (NW) that can be taken to the summit of Hood. This side of the mountain typically features lower angle routes that get heavily rimed, which can make them hard to climb and protect depending on conditions. The most (in)famous route is probably Beckey's Yocum Ridge. Leuthold makes a good step-up from the South Side for novice mountaineers (or a good ski). The Reid makes a great romp in the right conditions for the experienced climber looking for some moderate mileage.

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Most of these routes are approached from Timberline to Illumination Saddle and then involve traversing the Reid and maybe the Sandy Glacier to reach your desired line. There are other options for the adventurous purists.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Mod. Snow
 51
Leuthold Couloir
Snow, Alpine
AI2 Mod. Snow PG13
 8
Sandy Glacier Headwall
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine
AI3 Steep Snow
 36
Reid Glacier Headwall
Ice, Snow, Alpine
AI3 Steep Snow R
 6
Yocum Ridge
Ice, Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Leuthold Couloir
 51
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Sandy Glacier Headwall
 8
AI2 Mod. Snow PG13 Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Reid Glacier Headwall
 36
AI3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Yocum Ridge
 6
AI3 Steep Snow R Ice, Snow, Alpine
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