American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Oregan—Cascade Mountains, Mount Hood, Illumination Rock

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  • Publication Year: 1991

Mount Hood, Illumination Rock. In May, I soloed the eastwall of Illumination Rock, a columnar-jointed spire, jutting out from Mount Hood’s Reed Glacier. After attempting the wall earlier, I used the Barnett System for the 5.11, 160-foot initial dihedral. The ridge eased back to a 5.9 prow. I continued up the knife-edged ice arête to the blocky summit block.

Robert McGown

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