According to Oregon High this route was most likely first climbed in 1923. The climbers were known as "The Boys from Bend". These "Boys" were also the first to climb Mount Washington and Three Fingered Jack.
Getting ThereApproach from Todd Lake Road when clear of snow. The approach is the same as 11 O'Clock and 9 O'Clock.
From the large moraine ridge in Broken Top's crater head north east up some what of a gully to the crater rim. Follow the crater rim to the summit. The first part of the ridge is just exposed walking. You will encounter quite a few rock bands. At the first of these we traversed left across loose exposed 3rd class territory. From then on pick out the best route the you can find generally staying on the ridge but occasionally moving slightly right or left. You will run into a few small 15-25ft 4th/low 5th class sections. There are small trees near this part that can be used as anchors. Continue along ridge to summit.
Descend the NW ridge. If either 9 O'Clock or 11 O'Clock are snow covered it is possible to descend these routes thus making the descent much faster than following the NW ridge.
Essential Gearif snow is expected bring ice axe and crampons. If you want to rope up on the rock bring a few shoulder length and double shoulder length slings for tying off horns and small trees. In some of the good rock you could place gear. If you're really into placing gear you could bring a light rack. Pickets can be used as pro if snow is expected.
External LinksCascade Climbers TR
Mount Bachelor Weather info including cams and current snow pack.