Jefferson Park Glacier is the quintessential alpine climb of the Oregon Cascades and is not to be taken lightly. The route encompasses significant steep climbing in all mediums; snow, ice and rock and is sure to stimulate any alpinist.We'll approach the climb via the …trip details
Mt. Jefferson 10,497'
Mt. Jefferson has the distinction of being Oregon's second highest peak. The standard South Ridge Route has some steep snow and a bit of easy rock climbing to gain the summit pinnacle. There are several spectacular routes on the mountain, including the ultra-classic Jefferson Park Glacier. If you are interested in a challenging spring climb, consider the West Rib Route. If you are looking for a mid-summer climb and have technical climbing experience choose the Jefferson Park Glacier. All routes on Mt. Jefferson require significant previous experience.
The West Rib is one of the most direct routes on Mt. Jefferson. It is best done as an early season climb when the rib itself is completely covered in snow. It is also a great winter route due to the direct nature of the climb. Participants should come prepared to climb a lot …trip details
The South Ridge is a physically demanding climb that will challenge the intermediate to advanced climber with a bit of steep snow and rock climbing. We’ll start our approach from the west side of the mountain heading towards the Pamelia Lake area. We’ll stage our base camp …trip details