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Join us for an early season climb of Leuthold Couloir. When safe, this western route can offer a fresh experience on Mt Hood. Apply if interested, and we'll mutually confirm when weather opens a date. Trending to Thursday, 2/20.
- Comfortable on 40° snow with exposure
- Optimism to motivate teammates
- Fitness to hike with cursory breaks, ~1000' / hour
- Glacier techniques, including crevasse rescue and snow anchors.
This route may have steps of alpine ice, an airy ridge, and crevasse potential; suitable to prior Hood climbers ready for a bit more challenge. Smoot rates AI1-2, grade II. As a winter climb, expect darkness, continuous winds, and potential need for double boots. If skies are sunny and calm, bring something to share for the summit!
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