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Brian CSnow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Brian C

Tons of snow. Felt like a mid to early June climb by how much is holding on. Got a good alpine start and ended up needing ax/crampons to summit due to solid freeze. Was soft enough on the way down though but enjoyed the summit to ourselves. The pool on top is invisible in all the snow.
Posted Jul 14, 2010 9:41 pm

kraymesSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 1985

kraymes

With the Pool brothers. We left the beer garden in Eugene drove to the trail head: Randy drove - they were different times, what can I say. Hiked until we passed out. Woke up hungover and took the trail to the summit. Good Times.
Posted Jul 13, 2010 12:03 am

mrchad9South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

mrchad9

Like most every peak in the Cascades the views are fantastic. The perfect conditions for solid footing on the trail up and standing glissade down. The Bend area is one of my favorites of all places.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 2:37 am

SwithichAnother one off the list  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009
Hiked via the climbing trail. Around seven hours round trip. On this particular day, there were hundreds of other hikers. Not a bad trip for a September weekend on a gorgeous sunny day.

The view at the top is stunning. From the top, even with the haze, you could still make out Mt. Hood in the distance along with the other sisters, Three Fingered Jack, and Mt. Jefferson. This might become an annual summer trip.
Posted Mar 25, 2010 10:53 pm

HolkMy First Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2008

Holk

I'd climbed up along Diamond Peak's ridge with my dad as a wee youngin, but the South Sister here I consider my first real alpine ascent. I did it with my friend Ross in 2007, but he didn't make it all the way up, so we went again in 2008 and he bagged the summit with me that time around. I can hardly wait to climb the Middle and North!
Posted Feb 24, 2010 2:36 am

BombchaserDidn't Reach Summit
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2010

Bombchaser

Attempted to reach the summit from Dutchman Flat via snowshoes. When I got to Devils Lake it started snowing. By the time I got to 7250 feet it was snowing steady and I could not see the mountain. I set up camp and spent the night. The following day the weather cleared, but was warming quickly. I saw one avalanche on the south face. I decided to turn back. Maybe next time I will start closer instead of trying to do the 24 mile round trip, very challenging and strenuous.
Posted Feb 4, 2010 10:33 am

SKIWinter Rewards  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2009

SKI

Holy hell what a bad day. 20-hour epic, 5 cliffbars and two nalgenes to get me through alone. Earned that epic summit shot for sure.
Posted Dec 30, 2009 10:22 pm

SnowsloggerSafer than the drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1992

Snowslogger

A good solo climb, easier than passing the semi on Hwy 97!
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:59 am

jyojtsolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2004

jyojt

nice little walk up
Posted Dec 8, 2009 1:21 am

alpinedon2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

alpinedon

This was my second ascent of South Sister, this time with my friend James H. What I most remember about this climb is the picture I snapped of Broken Top with the sun rising behind it (my top-rated picture on SP)
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:47 pm

alpinedon1st Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1999

alpinedon

This was one of my first true 'big mountain' experiences. I went solo, and spent a cold night huddling in the car. Headed out in the morning and took 5.5 hours to reach the summit.
Posted Nov 21, 2009 7:46 pm

jamesmhMany times  Sucess!

jamesmh

A Cascades classic.
Posted Nov 17, 2009 12:54 am

RussThaweasy hike up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

RussThaw

M.C. Rinehardt, Cindy Thaw, & myself hiked up from Devils Lake Campground Trailhead. Cloud shrouded the summit with wind, but had a fun time hiking another Oregon valcoano. thanx to M.C. for coming along !
Posted Oct 10, 2009 7:05 pm

sassyplattFamily reunion climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2000

sassyplatt

All twelve of us!
Posted Oct 3, 2009 5:48 pm

PesobillAWESOME DAY  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009
Who would have thot we would have such a perfect climbing day this late in Sept.!!! Started from Devils Lake trailhead at 7am and summited about noon. We were in no hurry to get up or down -just wanted to take it all in. Very pleasant weather with just some chilly wind gusts at the summit. Visibility was quite good considering there were forest fires to the south. The views of the surrounding mountains were incredible. Spent about 1-1/2 hours at the summit (with about 12 other climbers) then began the long slog down and got back to the car close to 5pm. We may have encountered 30 people all day. No mosquitoes anywhere and just a few ground bees hanging around when we stopped for a break. We overpacked our packs as we were not sure what to expect - just cautious old timers. However, we met alot of folks who were traveling very light with no provisions for injury or weather change. While it turned out to be perfect weather this day, to us it still makes sense to carry extra water, food, and clothing anytime you are "hitting the hills". It looks like the weather window is closing so we feel fortunate to have hit an excellent day!
Posted Sep 27, 2009 10:44 pm

rmick25Drake Park on the hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

rmick25

Quite a hike with a 50lbs pack. Ascended the South Side and Descended the North side. Ton-o-people. Thanks to the couple who gave me the batteries!
Posted Sep 4, 2009 3:25 pm

ericwillhiteSolo winter trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 1997

ericwillhite

Info at http://www.willhiteweb.com/oregon_climbing/bend/south_sister_082.htm
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:04 am

nickkarlClear and Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

nickkarl

Climbed with my Dad and little bro, and about 300 strangers. First clear day in about a week. The view was worth the climb, we could see the outline of Rainier in the distance. This was our 4th volcano this week, a great way to spend our vactaion time. Next year we are on to Shasta!
Posted Aug 17, 2009 7:48 pm

nartrebAlpine Start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

nartreb

Heat wave made an early start a wise move, if a painful one for me. I was a bit slower than I expected, just missing sunrise on the summit. This schedule also avoided most of the crowds.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 1:53 pm

tanzenfroschSouth Sister :)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

tanzenfrosch

Camped at Devils Lake Camp Ground Friday evening. Woke up much too early and climbed up to the summit. It took 9 hours to get to the summit and 4 hours to get back down (Yay for sliding on snow!) We got to the summit at 3:05pm and spent an hour having lunch with excellent views. The mosquitos were absolute hell both at camp and for the first hour or so in the wooded area. Got super sun-burnt cause I neglected the sunscreen... I'll never make that mistake again!
Posted Jul 31, 2009 3:36 pm

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