Mountain Climbing

Climbing & Mountaineering

Mt. Hood and its surrounding territory offer climbing for every type and ability of climber. The options include an indoor rock wall, outdoor bouldering, sport, trad, and multi-pitch climbs, alpine climbing and high-altitude mountaineering and even ice and mixed climbing.

Mt. Hood is the second most climbed mountain in the world and attracts more than 10,000 climbers annually. The 11,245’ summit is reached via a number of technical routes and can be done as independent groups or with a guide service. Best conditions are spring to early summer.

Carver Bridge Cliff and boulder field offer some of the best outdoor rock climbing experiences within easy reach from Portland. This area has climbs and boulder problems rated for all skill levels and requires a climbing permit. Other climbing areas include French’s Dome, Salmon River Slab, The Swine (aka Enola Hill), Ramona Creek Crag and Coethedral.

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Climbing in Mt Hood Territory
A climber during a summit attempt of Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood and its surrounding territory offer climbing for every type of climber.  The options include an indoor rock wall, outdoor bouldering, sport...
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On a sunny morning, climber with crampons on his boots makes his way up route towards Mt. Hood's 11,245 ft. summit.
Summiting Mt Hood
Every year more than 10,000 adventurers make the epic climb to summit all 11,240 ft of Mt. Hood, making it the most visited snow covered peak in America. While a technical climb, it is doable with tra...
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A mountain climber on Mt. Hood's snow-covered summit on a sunny day looks down at a cloud covered valley floor
Climbing in Mt Hood Territory
A climber during a summit attempt of Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood and its surrounding territory offer climbing for every type of climber.  The options include an indoor rock wall, outdoor bouldering, sport...
Read More
On a sunny morning, climber with crampons on his boots makes his way up route towards Mt. Hood's 11,245 ft. summit.
Summiting Mt Hood
Every year more than 10,000 adventurers make the epic climb to summit all 11,240 ft of Mt. Hood, making it the most visited snow covered peak in America. While a technical climb, it is doable with tra...
Read More
A mountain climber on Mt. Hood's snow-covered summit on a sunny day looks down at a cloud covered valley floor
Climbing in Mt Hood Territory
A climber during a summit attempt of Mt. Hood. Mt. Hood and its surrounding territory offer climbing for every type of climber.  The options include an indoor rock wall, outdoor bouldering, sport...
Read More
On a sunny morning, climber with crampons on his boots makes his way up route towards Mt. Hood's 11,245 ft. summit.
Summiting Mt Hood
Every year more than 10,000 adventurers make the epic climb to summit all 11,240 ft of Mt. Hood, making it the most visited snow covered peak in America. While a technical climb, it is doable with tra...
Read More
A mountain climber on Mt. Hood's snow-covered summit on a sunny day looks down at a cloud covered valley floor
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