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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 Town Trail
This flow trail drops 2,000 feet over 5.5 miles from iconic Timberline Lodge to Crosstown 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
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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',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
Reid Glacier Headwall   AI3     Ice, Alpine, 2500'   Mt. Hood
North Face Right Gully   WI3+ R     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Leuthold Couloir        Trad, Alpine, 5300'   Mt. Hood
The Raven   V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   Oasis Boulders : Full House Boulder
Giant's Staircase   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   French's Dome
Oz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   French's Dome
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
Tin Tangle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 70'   French's Dome
Jet Wind   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bulo Point
Jet Stream   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bulo Point
Dirty Deeds (aka Silver Streak)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   French's Dome
Solstice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Klinger Spring : (5) The Leaning Tower Area
The Sphinx   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 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
China Man   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   French's Dome
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)
Pump-O-Rama   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   French's Dome
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Featured Route For Mt. Hood
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben Priestly leading the 2nd ascent of Brother Mik...

Brother Mike 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Oregon : Mt. Hood : ... : The Steeple
Scott Peterson (Plaidman) did this route ground up. Sometimes Plaidman was solo, sometimes getting Rhonda or Rick to belay. Rick and Scott came back and freed it afterwards with Ricky snagging the leads on the cruxes and cruising them. Route is well bolted as the bolts are sturdy 1/2 x 5-1/2 Stainless steel and not runout. but pro is recommended for the first 60 feet which is a cruiser 5.7. A single 60 meter is all you need to rappel off. The rock is solid, sort of an andesitic cross between Sm...[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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