Mike Denton wrote: ↑
December 3rd, 2020, 7:20 pm
Any of these peaks doable between now and June?
Sorry, I'm such a nerd. My first post was an answer to your second question. Here's what I know about your first question:
Mount Hood- technical for most
Mount Jefferson- super committed and technical
South Sister- a classic intro to mountaineering, spring or summer
North Sister- a sphincter-clenching dance with death that many climbers do only one time in their life
Middle Sister- a more remote version of South Sister
Sacajawea Peak- a terrific hike once the snow has melted, with incredible views
Steens Mountain- drive or ride a bike up in the summer, or an epic ski in winter
Aneroid Mountain- classic Wallowas summer
Twin Peaks- This is the only technical OR100 peak that is not in the Cascades (rope recommended)
Red Mountain- Pretty sure not
Mount McLoughlin- great wildness in spring, or a hot trail in summer- your pick
Elkhorn Peak-Doubt it.
Mount Thielsen- Is it 3rd class, 4th class? I can't tell you what you'd think, but when I was there, and it was crowded and a football sized rock whizzed by a climbing partner, I was glad we roped up.
Broken Top- Again, Bend locals seem to think this is a hike, but it's suuuper exposed to do without a rope!
Rock Creek Butte-Nope
Mount Bachelor- see the ski area website
Strawberry Mountain- I'd love to see it in winter, but it's far out and would be pretty committed
Mount Scott- steep hike in summer, steep avalanche risk in winter
Diamond Peak- wild and uncrowded in snow season, with avalanche risk in numerous spots, but a great spring trip
Pueblo Mountain- VERY wild and uncrowded year round. Might have a great trip in the winter, with relatively little snow.
Crane Mountain- I'm pretty sure it'd be a safe snowshoe in, but winter road closures would demand a LONG trip from a plowed road.
Drake Peak- Great views, and you'd be all alone. You could probably hike up from Plush Cutoff Road in snow season.
Mount Bailey- A moderate snow climb, but with a few steeper slopes that probably should necessitate ice ax.
Gearhart Mountain- a great scramble in the summer, but difficult access in winter.
Aspen Butte- Just hiked it. Kinda boring. Difficult access in winter.
Yamsay Mountain- Might be a long hike from a paved road, but I'd bet pretty safe!
Vinegar Hill- It's in my ski guide. Might be doable.
Pelican Butt- If you can drive a ways up Forest Road 3651, snowshoeing up the access road wouldn't be terribly hard.
Warner Peak- I think the ranger station/visitor center at Hart Mountain is open year-round, and Warner Peak isn't far from there, so it's probably doable.
Paulina Peak- people ski it, ride it, drive it, snowshoe it, etc. Doable.