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Mt. Jefferson

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Mt. Jefferson Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,497'
Location: 44.676, -121.7996 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006  with updates from brucelacroix
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Camp on South Ridge of Jefferson.


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.

Climbing Season

For the Oregon Volcanoes area.

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Jefferson

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Jefferson:
Jefferson Park Glacier   5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c        
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Rock Climbing Photo: High on the North Ridge traversing under the ridge...

North Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  Oregon : Oregon Volcanoes : Mt. Jefferson
The North Ridge is perhaps the route of choice for a party that does not want to deal with slog around to the Whitewater Glacier or the complexity of the North Shoulder finish to Jeff Park Glacier. However, this route is one that should be done only when snow covered as otherwise is it a scree slope.From Jeff Park gain the ridge generally staying the east side of the ridge crest. Once the ridge steepens significantly, begin a leftward traverse under the steep conglomerated headwall. Depending on...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the summit pinnacle taken below the sadd...
A view of the summit pinnacle taken below the sadd...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. Typi...
Me on the saddle at the base of the pinnacle. Typi...
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Mt. Jefferson

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