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alpinedon1st-3rd times  Sucess!


I have climbed BT successfully twice, one with my friend Mike B., and once with the Obsidians. One of my favorite climbs with stupendous views. The last time, with the Obsidians, I left before the group to get sunrise pictures and got to with 200 feet of the summit in less than an hour from camp.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 4:17 pm

JGHarrisonNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


Great hike, we came from Green lakes area, up the ridge, went a bit right from the big crack (4-5 class). Some snow on the route but not anywhere near enough to necessitate snowgear. Really fun...

The Green Lakes Trail is now one of my favs, beautiful hike along the creek
Posted Oct 13, 2009 1:11 pm

rmick25 NW Ridge from Green Lakes TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009


Glad we didn't bring a rope. Climbed straight up from the crack on the summit block on a exposed 5.2? section instead of catwalk. Would recommend to all. If you aint scared of heights that is
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:40 pm

PallandoNW Ridge from Green Lakes TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Back again, left at 4:20 and made it up before 8. Enjoyed the summit for a while. Views were clear, Could see Adams to McGloughlin.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 5:00 pm

PallandoNW Ridge from Green Lakes TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Not a single mosquito! Got a late start (9:00) but was surprised when we made it at our liesurely pace up in 4:30. Faster than I remember.

Found a much nicer route on the summit block on our way down. Will definitely take it next time! Solid rock all the way up!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 11:20 pm

amochkaMore fun than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


Great day out, hot, but fun...the rock was a lot more fun than people have described. Parts of the routes were a crumbly disaster, but a lot of it was fun scrambling, the traverse was great, the catwalk was a fun bit of exposure and the views from the top were amazing. I'd do it again. We went in via Green Lakes...the mosquitoes were voracious.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 3:22 pm

vancouver islanderNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2009

vancouver islander

Long but enjoyable day starting from the Falls Creek TH. (Road 370 was gated). Still lots of snow on the trail up to Green Lakes. The crux turned out to be losing the route, ending up on the wrong side of the river and having to make a very hairy crossing to get back on track.

Went up to the saddle on the NW ridge directly from the south end of the first lake on firm scree or snow - unexpectedly pleasant and shorter than expected.

Roped up for the "dirty groove" on the ascent and rapped the "basalt corner" on the way down. Found the catwalk fine if a little sphincter tightening. Final few feet to the top no problem. No need for the rope except for that one short pitch.

About 12 hours round trip for us old guys. Stunning, clear weather after getting up to ice on the tents that morning.

Great day.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 12:23 am

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

Trevin Ziegler

Great class 3 scramble up Northwest ridge. Looking down into the mouth is quite an experience. Must have been quite a sight to see that thing go. Great, great, great scree for about 2000 ft along the west face made the night time descent a little easier with no headlamp.
Posted Jun 12, 2009 7:45 pm

Karl HelserThird Trip '08  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Karl Helser

Another trip up BT from the BT trailhead. Cold clear morning. North side of summit block is unapproachable due to lots of icy snow, but the south side was snow free. Always a great scramble.
Posted Oct 21, 2008 8:27 am

calebEOCSecond time on Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008


First time on the summit, nice easy mountain with its long flat approach and pedestrian scramble up the side. Summit block was fun, I watched three groups all go up different routes over the course of the hour I spent hanging around topside. Tried out the high speed scree ski descent path in low top hikers, a little gravelly but a lot of fun.
Posted Sep 27, 2008 6:33 pm

PallandoNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008


Last mountain of the summer before I leave the Cascades for school :(. Took my dad and brother-in-law up.
Earlier in the year, I went with a friend up the wrong ridge to the false summit.
Posted Sep 18, 2008 1:16 am

mountaingazelleNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008


Approached the mountain from Green Lakes and went up the northwest ridge. The rock was broken and loose but not as bad as I thought it would be. The scramble up to the summit was fun. Great view of the Sisters on a nice sunny day.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:04 am

crnhlioNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2004


Me and Cameron again. Last Mtn we ever took liquor up. Got a little carried away at the top and worried we might not make it down. Stupid kids.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:26 am

bc44caesarNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008


Nice hike in to Green Lakes, and a fun jaunt to the summit in great weather. A little loose at the top, but a pretty easy scramble overall.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 7:19 pm

Karl HelserNW Solo...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Karl Helser

S Sister yesterday and Broken Top today. A good way to get some elevation and see some incredible scenic views. From BT trailhead to the summit the trail is snow free so leave the ice axe & crampons at home. There is still lots of running water throughout the moraine fields all the way to just below where the trail meets the ridge.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 9:22 am

Steve RydinBroken Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Steve Rydin

Great climb on an often overlooked mountain! The Three Sisters get a lot of attention, but Broken Top has a lot to offer as well. I would highly recommend you add this one to your list!
Posted Jul 6, 2008 1:44 pm

KMMspink and kip  Sucess!


guided my track coach up this one. great climb/hike.
Posted Oct 7, 2007 1:46 am

neswstargreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007


Wonderful sunshiny day. We were suppose o do Shucksan but cancelled due to weather. Drove here instead. Just 2 of us. beautiful day - no one on the route at all. Went up the 2nd right hand crack - much easier than the one on the left (did 2 years ago). But took the whole 60m rope to get anchor built at saddle. Thousands of flys on top - creepy. Came down on the back side of the rock and traversed back around. Then skied the scree slope - very glad to have remembered gaiters and poles this trip.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 5:20 pm

wrassleman07took wrong route...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007


decided to try this mountain, after seeing it from the summit of S. Sister last year. must have read the directions wrong, and took a bit of a cross country trip. what we thought was the NW ridge was actually not, and was actually climbing the ridge across the valley on the right of NW ridge. Don't know if it was harder/easier?? it was difficult as we were back packing it, and had our packs to the summit (bad idea). there were some rough spots with some scary slips, but all made it out alirght. slept in tents at the glacier adjacent that ridge. very nice. had quite the adventure
Posted Aug 25, 2007 10:37 pm

Karl HelserBack via Cayuse Crater...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Karl Helser

Third time at the summit. This was a solo overnighter. I came in via the Broken Top trailhead. I turned right, cross country, at the last creek before getting to Green Lakes, followed the creek to its beginning where it was bubbling up from the ground. That's where I camped. I summited the next morning. I decide to cross country back to the car by staying high and crossing over the SW Ridge and over Cayuse Crater, a large pile of black & red cinder.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:06 am

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