Mt. Jefferson is the second highest mountain in Oregon. This route is a complex undertaking with significant routefinding and requires a range of solid mountaineering skills, from steep snow and maybe ice, crumbly exposed rock (love those portable handholds!) and good stamina. Like all Jefferson routes, long days and unexpected bivys can be common.
|Driving Distance from Portland||120 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|General Route Info||This is a challenging climb which has a bit of everything-scree scrambling, glacier travel through crevasses, traverse with exposure, and a rock climb finish. Please review all of your glacier travel techniques, crevasse rescue, and rock climbing skills, especially putting in fixed lines and the techniques for moving on them with prusiks or carabiners and for using a running belay.|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Jefferson, and Geo-Graphics Mt, Jefferson|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|