Three Fingered Jack: South Ridge

Trip Details

Elevation: 7,841 Feet

Elevation Gain: N/A Feet

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Gear: Rope, alpine rock rack

After running into a traffic jam on Three Fingered Jack a few weeks ago, we decided to return to finish the last 200 or so feet of the climb. We ran into a large group of climbers on the way up but after waiting near the base of the summit block we eventually got to make our way up. The Crawl was a fun traverse with a lot of exposure. Luckily the rock felt pretty solid under my feet and most of the loose stuff has been kicked off already. The final chimney was a lot of fun and was easy climbing on somewhat solid rock.
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Broken Top: Northwest Ridge

Trip Details

Elevation: 9,175 Feet

Elevation Gain: N/A Feet

Distance: N/A Miles

Gear: Rope, alpine rock rack

After turning back at 9,100 feet on Mount Baker due to a thin snow bridge, we decided we needed to drive somewhere else to get a summit in. We ended up driving all the way back to Oregon to climb Mount Bachelor and Broken Top. The weather was great but the rock on Broken Top was loose and crumbly. I’d probably consider this one a one and done…
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Mount Washington: North Ridge

Trip Details

Elevation: 7,794 Feet

Elevation Gain: N/A Feet

Distance: N/A Miles

Gear: Rope, alpine rock rack

Had some great weather this weekend while climbing Mount Washington via the North Ridge. The climb started out with an easy hike on the PCT then turned into a scramble up to the top of the ridge. From there, we roped up for a low 5th class pitch and then did some class 4 scrambling. There was one final pitch of low 5th near the summit. Views were great and we could see the smoke from the fire near Mount Jefferson. Very long day!
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Mount Hood: South Side Old Chute Variation

Trip Details

Elevation: 11,239 Feet

Elevation Gain: 5,200 Feet

Distance: N/A Miles

Gear: Ice axe, crampons, rope

Over the past two years, I have attempted to climb Mount Hood multiple times. Unfortunately the weather never cooperated and the climbs were either cancelled or turned back early. The weather finally worked in my favor last weekend and I was able to reach the highest summit in Oregon for the first time.

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