“A great steep line.”
— Ryan O
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Wilderness permit mandatory, free for self-issue at Timberline Lodge 24/7. Group limit to 12 people max.
Need to Know
Be mindful of potential hazard from a cornice at the top of this line (cornice usually overhangs the north side) and watch for the fumaroles (aka Hot Rocks) at the bottom of this line.
You can either summit via Pearly Gates then traverse west to the top of the Old Chute or climb the Old Chute from the Hogsback. There is usually an obvious notch along the ridge line between the West Crater Rim and the rock formation above the Hogsback and the Bergschrund that is viewable from the base of the Hogsback on the north side of Crater Rock. This notch is the drop in point for the ski descent.