The Crag Rats

Search and Rescue serving Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge

The Hood River Crag Rats is America’s oldest Search and Rescue organization, specifically certified for technical rock and avalanche rescues.  We are a volunteer group based out of Oregon’s Hood River County, serving Mt. Hood, the Columbia Gorge and assisting peer groups in neighboring counties.

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From Mt. Hood’s summit, glaciers, and ice-clad cliffs…

An Average of
rescues per year

… to the canyons, waterfalls and ravines of the Columbia Gorge.

We are a non-profit volunteer organization.  We rely on donations to help fund our equipment purchases and required training to remain current, relevant and safe.  Your help is greatly appreciated… no amount is too small.   Thank you!


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P.O. Box 1159, Hood River, OR. 97031

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