Welcome to Mazamas climbing! Mountaineering is the main Mazama activity. A few important things to know . .
- All our climbs are open to members and non-members.
- We have climbs for all abilities - from beginner through advanced levels.
- You do not need to take any of our classes as prerequisites for a climb.
- Important - You need to have appropriate experience for the climb you which are applying. The Mazamas are not a guiding service. If you want to climb and have no experience, there are excellent guiding companies in the area that will be happy to provide instruction, some gear, and a chance for a summit. See the Oregon guiding companies link for more info on professional guiding services.
Summer climb schedule
Posted to the web April 1. New for 2008 - the online climb schedule is dynamic and will updated when leaders add, cancel, or update the status of their climbs. Check back frequently! The summer climb season is May 1 to Oct 31.
Winter climb schedule
Posted to the web January 1 each year. The winter climb season is Dec 1 to April 30.
If you’re new to climbing with the Mazamas, check this page first. It’s got an overview of the application process, Top Tips for getting on climbs, suggested beginner routes, an example of how to fill out a climb application card, and more.
Hike to The Summit
Want to stand on top of a Cascade Volcano, but don’t have any experience? No problem! Check out the Hike to the Summit Program
One of the main features of our site is a ‘mini-guidebook” to over 120 routes we climb. While access to this is through the Member pages, here’s a sample route description to whet your appetite. (Access to ALL the route descriptions is one more reason to join the Mazamas!)
Climbing Mt. Hood FAQ
Climbing Mt. Hood is a lifelong dream for many. We want to help! If you plan to climb with us, with a guide or with friends, read our climbing Mt. Hood FAQ page to get started.
Learning the ropes
Want to learn more climbing skills? We offer beginning through advanced classes in rock climbing, mountaineering, crevasse rescue, rock anchors, ski mountaineering and more. See the classes and education pages for details.
If you have needs beyond those of our classes, then learn skills, climb Mt. Hood (and more) with these guiding companies.
All our climbs are led by dedicated volunteers, who go through a comprehensive training program. We’d be glad to consider you. More on the Climb Leader development program
Meet your Leaders
Get to know your climb leaders on our Leader Profile pages
Online climb evaluation
Let us know what you thought of your climb with our online evaluation form
USDA Special Use Permit Information and Non-Discrimination Statement
Mazamas Mt. Hood Climbing Programs operate under a special use permit with the Mt. Hood National Forest.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Mazamas is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.