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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Timothy Lake Loop
A great combination of fun singletrack and flowing trails. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Timothy Lake Trail #528
This trail follows all but the eastern side of Timothy Lake. Great views of Mt. Hood and Jefferson. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Boulder Lake Trail
A scenic and strenuous trail connecting Bonney Meadows Campground and Crane Creek via Boulder Lake. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Trillium Lake Trail
The ever-popular Trillium Lake Loop Trail. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Gunsight Ridge Trail
A short, but rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Optimator, a great singletrack starts at the end of the Powerline Trail drops to the Multorpor Chair Near Government Camp, Oregon
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Mt. Hood Rock Climbing 

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This section contains crags in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, and the mountain itself. Most crags are small and have little information, please help us out by posting what you know.

Of primary interest: French's Dome, Bulo Point, Lost Lake Boulders, Mt Hood.

Getting There 

See individual pages for directions

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

269 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',128],['2 Stars',81],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',8]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Hood

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Hood:
South Side Route   PG13     Trad, Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Leuthold Couloir        Trad, Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Sunshine Route        Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Cooper Spur   X     Trad, Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
North Face Right Gully   WI3+ R     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Devil's Kitchen Headwall (DKH) - Left Variation    AI3 PG13     Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   Mt. Hood
Reid Glacier Headwall   AI3     Ice, Alpine, 2500'   Mt. Hood
The Raven   V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   Oasis Boulders : Full House Boulder
Ultrasaurus   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Rewilding Boulders : Ultrasaurus Boulder
The Salathe Highway   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Coethedral : Main Area
Alpha Centauri   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   French's Dome
Straw Man   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   French's Dome
Excalibur   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 175'   Coethedral : Main Area
Dirty Deeds (aka Silver Streak)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   French's Dome
The Sphinx   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   Klinger Spring : (7) Gods and Monsters Wall
Getting It Up For The Crack Of Dawn   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 110'   Klinger Spring : (7) Gods and Monsters Wall
The Mothership   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Area 51
Crankenstein   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   French's Dome
Opal's Arete   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Swine (aka Enola Hill)
K-9 Shanghai   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   Pete's Pile : Lost Dog Wall
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Featured Route For Mt. Hood
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of K-9 Shanghai Pitch 1

K-9 Shanghai 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  OR : Mt. Hood : ... : Lost Dog Wall
PITCH 1: 5.10c - 100 feet of fun, steep crack that keeps getting harder as you move upward. The slightly overhanging crux leads to bolted anchors.PITCH 2: 5.12a - 60 feet of steep to very overhanging finger/hand crack. Fun and Dynamic movement thru the roof.PITCH 3: 5.10a - Move to the right, climb the steep arete clipping bolts and a few gear placements. Finish thru an overhang to the left to a big ledge with bolted anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

Photos of Mt. Hood Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hood, from St. Helens
Hood, from St. Helens
Rock Climbing Photo: Timberline Trail.
Timberline Trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cimbers in the Old Chute.
Cimbers in the Old Chute.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crater Rock and climbers on the Hogsback.
Crater Rock and climbers on the Hogsback.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wildflowers along the Timberline Trail.
Wildflowers along the Timberline Trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Illumination Rock, Mt. Hood.
Illumination Rock, Mt. Hood.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise, Mt. Hood.
Sunrise, Mt. Hood.

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