Mount Jefferson Trip Report (#3369)
- Signed By: Pete Johnson
- Date submitted: February 17, 2002
West Rib route from Pamelia Lake: From Pamelia Road at Rt 22, we snowshoed 8 miles and 4000 vft to a high camp near treeline. Deep snow but no apparent avalanche danger. On summit day we snowshoed part and switched to crampons/axe to get to the base of the pinnacle. Climbed the north/main pinnacle in 2 pitches of grade 3+ icy snow. Very high winds. This is a strenuous, beautiful and satisfying climb that requires 2.5 full days in winter with heavy snow.