Route

Sandy Glacier Headwall, Mount Hood (3 429 m / 11 250 ft)

Mountain: Mount Hood (3 429 m / 11 250 ft)
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Challenging
Elevation: 3 429 m / 11 250 ft
Duration: 10 Hour(s)
Expenses: from$ 800
Image of Sandy Glacier Headwall, Mount Hood (3 429 m / 11 250 ft)
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Overview

Route Name: Sandy Glacier Headwall, Ледник Сенди
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Challenging
Type of Climb: Snow & Ice
Location: North America, United States (USA): (Oregon)
Starting Point: 45°19'51.458''N
-121°-42'-40.625''W
Parent Range: Cascade Range
Mountain: Mount Hood (3 429 m / 11 250 ft)
First Ascent: Please update
Duration: 10 Hour(s)
Max. Elevation: 3 429m / 11 250 ft
Vertical Gain: Please update
Length: 10km / 6 miles
Climbing Season(s): 01 Apr-31 Jul;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Convenience Center(s): Portland
National
Park(s):
Mount Hood National Forrest

Location

North America, United States (USA): (Oregon)
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    Sandy Glacier Headwall is beautiful side of the mountain that few see up close. Due to inaccessability, it is the most remote of the "trade routes" on Hood. Seldom will you find company on this route, even in perfect conditions. Conditions can dramatically change the risk and feel to this route too.
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    From Portland, Oregon the quickest way to reach Mount Hood and the Timberline Lodge is to follow US Highway 26 East to Government Camp. From there take the Timberline Lodge 6 miles up a curvy road to the aforementioned building.
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    From Timberline Lodge, begin as for the South Side (Hogback) route, then travers west toward the saddle across the Zig Zag Glacier at about 9000 feet. If you start early enough you can hike up beside the ski lift, then veer northwest from its top more directly to the saddle. Your route to the saddle will be obvious and straightforward, whichever way you go. Avoid the ski lift area during operation if you know what's good for you. Illumination Saddle is a popular base-camp site for west-side routes. Illumination Rock, a crumbly spire, may be climbed by several routes, nearly all of wich have moderate Class 5 climbing on shattered rock. A direct route climbs from the saddle directly up the East Arete or around to the west and up; a less direct route climbs the West Arete from the Zig Zag Glacier.
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    Do not attempt without previous experience in mountaineering. Recommend going with climbers that have previously summitted.
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    Base Camp Elevation: Please update
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Please update
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Please update
    Number of Camps: Please update
    Avg. Cost: 800 USD
    Age Restrictions: Please update
    Soloing: Please update
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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Last update: Anastasia Pivnyuk (08 Dec 2016) • History
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