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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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Mt Jefferson as seen from Black Butte.


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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Featured Route For Mt. Jefferson
Rock Climbing Photo: At the col between the end of the north ridge and ...

Jefferson Park Glacier 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c  Oregon : Oregon Volcanoes : Mt. Jefferson
From Jefferson Park ascend scree slopes above timberline to the start of the Jefferson Park Glacier. Head more or less up the middle of the glacier as crevasses will dictate the path. About two thirds of the way up the glacier the angle increases. Some parties may belay some short snow/ ice pitches. Weave around some larger crevasses as you head towards the bergschrund. It can be passed on either right or left side. Take warning: passing the bergschrund on the left side greatly increases the exp...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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Rock Climbing Photo: Camp on South Ridge of Jefferson.
Camp on South Ridge of Jefferson.
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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