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Infected MushroomNW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Infected Mushroom

Same day as Mr clam but hours earlier. Less Exposure to the ridiculous heat. Nice approach trail via green lakes but way too crowded even for a week day.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 7:02 pm

Mr. ClamSki descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Mr. Clam

Climbed up the left side of the summit block and descended the right. Definitely no 5 class. The scree ski down the west face was amazing.
Posted Jul 28, 2007 9:11 pm

DigglerIndependence Day NW ridge afternoon scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


Got a late start (13.31) after getting into Bend late morning (left campsite N of Shasta early morn). Scramble up ridge was fun, & views great. Bouldering problem short but stimulating (always that way when you don't trust the holds 100%!). Summited 16.56. Views from top were phenomenal (esp. of S Sister), the weather perfect. Soaked it in for awhile, then descended same way (left summit 17.17), killing at least 100 mosquitoes en route (hungry bastards & forgot the DEET- d'oh!). Back at car ca. 20.30- still managed to make it to Bend in time for food at Baldy's BBQ (barely) & to check out the fireworks (including the setting afire of Pilot Butte). Funnest climb I've done around the Sisters.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 1:39 pm

thundercloudNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2001


Cruised up from Green Lakes.
Posted May 25, 2007 5:39 pm

highice alpine face var.  Sucess!
we did a long snowshoe into the NW ridge and camped. scary log crossing with 3 ft of snow on its top was the hardest part of the climb. we saw a nice alpine ice face below the summit, so traversed out to this from the ridge and climbed to the top (about 200 ft?). couldn't see the rime awaiting until I was already in it, so this was a bit scary, but not like that darn log!
Posted Feb 1, 2007 7:44 pm

cascadetravelerFirst day of Fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006


It was the first day of Fall as We headed up The Green lakes trail at 7:15 a.m. It was a cool, brisk walk into the Green lakes basin. We headed east over trackless pumice fields to intercept climbers trail. It was cool and windy as we headed up the northwest ridge. We reached the cliff band were there was a bit of snow. We free climbed the cliff band and proceeded up the ramp to the summit. We enjoyed the views, snapped some pictures and ate some lunch. We headed back down to the cliff band acroos the rotten rock of the ramp. I carried a rope and some pro with me. It was decided to set up a rap station and by pass the cliff band and some Chossy rock to a belay ledge below. We then scree skied down the west flank and into the pumice fields below.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 6:33 pm

Dennis PoulinNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1999

Dennis Poulin

I day hiked this one by myself from the Broken Top TH. Nice long hike on a warm autumn day.
Posted Sep 22, 2006 9:21 pm

Karl HelserSecond time up...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Karl Helser

Second time up this cool mountain. This is a good annual climb. Quick & scenic. 70 deg at the summit at 10:00am and 90 deg at the car.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 7:31 pm

osatrikSW ridge


In 1967 my girl friend's brother (my future brother-in-law) and I approached the mountain from the road to the east, crossed the mouth of the crater to the SW ridge, and scrambled as high as we felt safe.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 2:59 am

cascadetravelerA late report/ excellent climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1997


WE camped at the crater ditch trailhead above todd lake. we spent a cool night out under the stars and awoke to a crisp clear morning. We made excellent time to the eastern edge of green lakes basin. we then headed towards northwest ridge. we gained the ridge headed upwards until we hit the 10 foot cliff band that requires some bouldering skills or in are case a fixed line set to overcome the obstacle. we then set another rope along the ramp to the summit for some extra security for are group. I really enjoyed this one, a cool looking mountain with spectacular views and some rock climbing as a bonus.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 4:37 am

TurboRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


It was probably a bit foolish, but my three climbing partners and I summitted this one just after midnight. We climbed together all summer and because of this late night summit we dubbed ourselves the 'Midnight Mountaineers.' Slept on a small level spot a few hundred feet below the summit and awoke to a spectacular view of the Three Sisters and the Black Crater forest fire that was burning near Sisters Oregon at the time of our climb.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 2:03 am

awilsondcRoute Climbed: NW Ridge via Todd Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006


Arrived at Green Lakes TH at 2:00 only to find it was closed for bridge installation. We decided to take the Todd Lake Trail as our alternate route which added 2.5 miles to the hike. We arrived at Green Lakes and set up camp at the furthest camp site (#28) and then began to scramble up the NW ridge. Once we reached the summit block I first looked right along the ledge for an easy route up. I didn't like it, so I looked left and found a pretty easy class 3/4 climb to the summit on the north side. We made the summit just as the sun was setting over the Three Sisters. After a few moments of enjoying the sunset, we descended via the west face scree fields. We finished the last 2 miles or so back to camp under one headlamp between the two of us. Great climb and great views from the summit.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:07 am

PawkalaSouth West Ridge Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2006


Drove to west parking lot of Mount Bachelor and slept. Woke to glorious weather and firm snow. Left at 6:30 am and had a great ski tour in. The snow was soft enough by the time we got to the mountain to pack the skis and kick steps all the way up. Had great snow for the first half of the climb and then it turned to a scree climb. Summited by 12:30. Had a great ski down and toured back out in the hot weather and made it to the car just before the thunder storms at 4pm. GPS stated that the total distance was just shy of 6 miles each way. Make sure to take all the navagation tools you can, especially when there is still snow on the ground. Great trip.
Posted May 19, 2006 12:36 am

cjwhatRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!


Followed group led by Emily. I was skeptical at first, but after exploring every possibility I concluded she actually knew the way. Brian_Jenkins told me it was easier than I thought. I was skeptical of that, too, but he was right. Parked at USFS Rd #380 Broken Top trailhead.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 2:24 am

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

See Karl Helser's report below. Karl, it was a pleasure to get better acquainted! Don and Ardith, it was great to finally climb something together. Let's do it again! -Bob
Posted Aug 9, 2005 3:27 pm

Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 7th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

I was honored to be able to summit this peak with a couple of real pros & veterans of Summit Post. Bob Bolton (RFBolton) and Don Nelson accompanied by his lovely girlfriend Ardith. We camped the night before, near and at the trailhead off of FR380/370. Four miles from the trailhead we took a scramble route straight towards the saddle in the northwest ridge bypassing the eastern shores of Green lakes. Once on the ridge the views of the surrounding area were awesome. (They were down below also.) We hit the summit block at about 11:00AM, leaving the trailhead at about 7:15AM. We believe we followed Brian Jenkins route up to the summit. Took a bit to find but once we found the route we were up in no time. We scree skied the descent down the western slope and scrambled back to the trail. Great day, excellent weather, and truly awesome company.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 3:41 pm

mtnsavyRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: 2000  Sucess!
5.1?? The rock step is pretty solid and more in the realm of 4th Class climbing.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:07 am

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 17 August 2002  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

I climbed the Northwest Ridge on a beautiful day. The short scramble up the summit block was overrated, just be careful about kicking rocks down on other climbers.
Posted Dec 29, 2004 10:44 pm

K2McKayRoute Climbed: As high into the bowl as there was snow Date Climbed: 8/12/04
Hiked into the bowl cause it had been a while since we had made any turns. Snow was good and had plenty to ski most the way down the bowl. Probably was able to make it up to about 8500 or so. Tons of little rocks on the snow from the surrounding cliffs and we had to slamon around all of those.

Posted Nov 22, 2004 6:54 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: 11/2003  Sucess!


Good climb for winter, and a great summer climb if you don't have a full day. Watch the rock, though... it's pretty lousy. There are some incredible spires on the way up - I'd definitely like to go back and try some of them!

Posted Aug 30, 2004 3:19 am

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