Mt.Hood The West Face, 2903m
FA- J.Jones and J.Martin, Aug.1969
A very long forgotten line up a seldom travelled peak, Mt.Hood has a route on the frontal west face, whereas the scramble route ascends a gully on the far right end of the wall. The first ascent party approached via Walker Creek as opposed to the longer, easier King Creek. Most of the line can be seen from the highway in one spot looking up the creek(where this photo was taken). Hike up the creek and go up the hillside up south to be situated on a broad saddle that connects to King Creek Ridge to the west. Instead of starting up the gully for the scramble, go up into a gully left and follow it to under cliffbands, then go left into another gully which is works up to under the summit headwall. The 1969 party avoided this imposing headwall unfortunately and moved left up a gully which eventually lead to the summit. It would be wise to descend down the more known south ridge to the col with Mt.Brock then down the loose gully to the broad saddle that joins King Creek Ridge. For an extra hit of fun for the day and much faster descent, cross up the saddle west and ascend the east face of King Creek Ridge(see the first edition 2004, of Kananaskis Obscure).