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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Crosstown Trail #755
Crosstown Trail gets you from one side of Government Camp to the other, along a fun, forested trail. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Pioneer Bridle Trail #795
Pioneer Bridle takes you from Government Camp to Rhododendron. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Gunsight Ridge
A rigorous ridge trail that has spectacular views of Mt. Hood. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Boulder Lake Loop
An adventurous loop ride to Boulder Lake via Gunsight Ridge Trail. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Timberline to Rhododendron
This is a shuttle assisted 16 mi ride from iconic Timberline Lodge mostly downhill to Rhododendron. Near Government Camp, Oregon
Timberline to Town Trail
This flow trail drops 2,000 feet over 5.5 miles from iconic Timberline Lodge to Crosstown Trail. Near Government Camp, Oregon
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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 

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Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

269 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',129],['2 Stars',80],['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
Devil's Kitchen Headwall (DKH) - Left Variation    AI3 PG13     Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 800'   Mt. Hood
Cooper Spur   X     Trad, Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
North Face Right Gully   WI3+ R     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Sunshine Route        Alpine, 5300'   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: Climbing up the awesome ice flow

Ravine WI3 M4  Oregon : Mt. Hood
Route starts out with easy ice and progresses to a steep and a little overhanging bulge (crux). When we climbed it, the bulge did not have great placements for feet and required some fun moves to be passed. Ice flow was thick and offered solid protection opportunities. I was also able to place a # 1 BD Camalot (Red) and # 3 Metolious (orange). Aside from these two placements I did not see other opportunities for rock pro. After the bulge is passed, follow more fun ice till you reach ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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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