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Wy'East Face Ascent

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4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


Ascent

5,251' 1,600 m

Ascent

-31' -10 m

Descent

21%

Avg Slope (12°)

115%

Max Slope (49°)

10,587' 3,227 m

High

5,368' 1,636 m

Low

Shared By Ryan O

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for NWAC: Mt Hood — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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Great low angle skinning up to the top of Superbowl, then high angle skinning if snow is soft or crampons are necessary.

Ryan O
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
You must stay out-of-bounds for Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort when the resort is open.

Description

This track shows the approach from the Meadows parking lot around the west side of the resort. Stay out of bound for the resort when the resort is operational. Once at the top of the resort, follow a cat-track up to the top of Superbowl; this is all low angle.

Once at the top of Superbowl, boot crampons and an ice axe may be necessary depending on conditions. With firm snow, crampons/ice axe recommended as the run out/slide would be a few thousand feet down to the bottom of Heather Canyon. Bootpack/skin up the blank Wy'east face heading towards the small rock outcroppings near the top. The summit has a wide ledge to transition to descent mode.

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