There are several ways to climb Reid Glacier Headwall. The longest and most interesting way follows two narrow gullies and ends at Queens Chair. The average angle of this line is 40 to 45 degrees, but be ready for 60 degree plus ices bulges. Bring a few ice screws. Two ice tools are a good ices.
|Driving Distance from Portland||65 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||1 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Interesting Features||Spectacular Views|
|Relevant Books||Oregon High by Jeff Thomas|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 1/2 minute series, Mt Hood South, and Green Trails Mt. Hood, and GeoGraphics Mt. Hood < href="http://www.mazamas.org/your/adventure/starts-here/C463/" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page ">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page < href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mt+hood&sll=44.674285,-121.798955&sspn=0.018707,0.04549&t=p&ie=UTF8&ll=45.373825,-121.695642&spn=0.01851,0.045233&z=15&iwloc=addr" title="Google maps">Google maps|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks, Guardian Peaks, Seven Oregon Cascades Peaks|