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bc44caesarNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011

bc44caesar

Descended the South Ridge of North Sister, then up the North Ridge of Middle Sister. Snow and scree, very straightforward climb. Went on to South Sister to complete the Sisters Marathon.
Posted Aug 3, 2011 9:25 pm

grahamHayden Glacier route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

graham

Great day on MS with great views of all the Oregon volcanoes lined up
Posted Jul 15, 2011 12:22 pm

e-docsnow snow everywhere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2011

e-doc

Snowshoed in from Pole Cr. Record spring snow in the Cascades. Snow and wind Monday afternoon and night but totally clear early morning. My partner became ill at the saddle and I summited solo. Beautiful day.
Posted May 25, 2011 1:35 am

RetroGearMy First Peak

RetroGear

I first climbed the Middle Sister during a week at Boy Scout Camp Melakwa. That was back in 1970. Had a great time.
Posted Jan 9, 2011 11:33 pm

iquest4itI did this sister twice in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

iquest4it

As part of my solo Marathon, I camped at the highest cave in Oregon on the summit of Middle Sister, so I had to re-summit it after climbing N. Sister earlier in the day. Then I went down the west side to do South Sister the next day. One of the most incredible climbs of my life. I also had a ice alpine summit of Middle from the Obsidian Trail side earlier in the year.
Posted Dec 25, 2010 6:40 am

mansfieoFun Climb  Sucess!

mansfieo

First volcano I ever climbed. 12 years old
Posted Dec 19, 2010 5:04 am

JGHarrisonSE Ridge ish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

JGHarrison

We camped somwhere just east of camp lake. Hiked a ridge that I believe was the next ridge over from the main southeast route. No need for crampons or ice ax via this route, unless you start really early. The snow was mushy enough that crampons wouldnt have done anything. Mosquitos are heinous in places, not bad at all in other spots. I would recommend camping lower to avoid the bugs.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 11:44 pm

nicozoneHorrible June Weather
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

nicozone

Attempted to climb from the Obsidian Trailhead, but we ended up starting at 7 miles down the Old McKenzie Hwy because the road is still closed. Heavy snow covered the ground for at least a few feet starting at the trailhead and all the trails are completely buried. We navigated by the lava flows, but had to turn back after thick fog and snow rolled in.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 5:13 pm

kraymesN Ridge f/ the West  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1989

kraymes

Left my girlfriend at the time about 1700' below the summit, where she was "attacked" by hummingbirds. I had to hear about that for the rest of the relationship.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:26 pm

Snowslogger2/3 part of marathon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995

Snowslogger

Same story as North Sister, 3 sis marathon attempt, bailed off S. Sis, long hike to trailhead in the dark.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:56 am

jyojtsolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2004

jyojt

this was one of my first climbs when i was inexperienced but adventurous, did the south sister the day before
Posted Dec 8, 2009 1:24 am

sassyplattOne of my first big mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1989

sassyplatt

Young, full of energy, and in love. Amazed by snow fields in the middle of summer. The start of my quest for new mountains.
Posted Oct 3, 2009 5:53 pm

rmick25Sweet solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

rmick25

Climbed South snow route from Camp Lake. I love Camp Lake! Not a soul in sight on the mountain. Jon and Whitney congrats on the baby.
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:28 pm

Noah (Oregon)North AND South Ridge
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Noah (Oregon)

We climbed the north ridge from the Hayden Glacier, got hit by a thunderstorm and descended to the PCT on the (west) Obsidian side. The next morning we hiked south and reclimbed the mountain from the PCT via Chambers Lakes and up the south ridge. We redescended the north ridge and Hayden Glacier before hiking out to Pole Creek Trailhead. Amazing weekend!
Posted Aug 5, 2009 8:14 pm

slnassonRe: North AND South Ridge

slnasson

Climbing partner and I planning Middle Sister climb on weekend of Aug 15th... previous postings suggest that crampons a good even in mid-summer - would you agree? My review of maps does not make clear quickest road access and trail to ascend - any suggestions? much appreciated.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 12:53 am

dirthFun Tune Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

dirth

Made a nice 2 day trip up Middle Sister to test out a bunch of gear and better coordinate packing for a 3 month trip we're planning this summer. Turns out the gear wasn't the issue, we are both just horribly out of shape. Fun snow climb up the North Ridge and great weather, just beat the Memorial Day Crowd.
Posted May 25, 2009 12:57 am

justingBluebird day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2004

justing

She's the shortest but don't tell her that.
Posted Feb 17, 2009 5:06 pm

PallandoWho cares about mosquitoes?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Pallando

My roommate and his brother visited from out of state and I told them I'd take them up a mountain. Middle was my first mountain, it's got some basic glacier travel and it's over 10,000 ft, so I got Friday through Monday off of work and we got packed.
Hiked in late Friday morning (9:00) and camped at Demaris. Set up camp, took quick swims, and got water at my favorite spring. My friends hated mosquitoes. I might be the only one in the world, but I'm okay with them. There were a lot, though. Slept outside, but when it started to rain, we managed three people in my solo tent until we got up to make breakfast.
Packed one gear bag and small daypacks and headed out. I took the gearbag, which was heavy, but my friends had never been this high before. We kept about the same pace most of the way up.
Roped up for Hayden Glacier. Had axes, but no crampons. This late in the summer and this late in the day, we managed fine following another group's tracks up the ridge of Hayden.
Left the gearbag in a bivi near Prouty and summited. Snow on the top in August! It was a cold year. Friends were gasping for air at the summit. Didn't spend much time before I took them back down. Crossed on the West side of Prouty and glissaded down Collier. Made it to camp. Friends decided mosquitoes were too much, so we came down two days early. Went to work on my day off, but content.
Posted Sep 18, 2008 1:49 am

oregonrpaMiddle Sister (3 sisters marathon)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

oregonrpa

Perfect day on Middle Sister as summit #2 of three sisters marathon. Ascended north ridge route after coming down the south ridge of North Sister. On summit of North at 1040, and summit of Middle at 1340.

Climbing partner lost his digital camera (Canon ultracompact in a blue case) somewhere along the route between the south ridge of North and the summit of Middle...otherwise a perfect day doing the Three Sister's marathon!
Posted Sep 9, 2008 2:18 pm

physicsRoute Climbed: N. Ridge via Renfrew Glacier Date Climbed: August 19, 2008  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

physics

Climbed it solo 4 hrs up from Linton meadows during a backpacking trip with my family and cousins. Made it back to camp by 10AM. Easy walk up but was happy I brought crampons (needed them).
Posted Aug 20, 2008 11:23 pm

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