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Luke MorrisAre you serious?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Luke Morris

This climb for me was hard. Just when I thought I was the strongest man alive, I looked over and saw a 60 year old women. I was in awe of her level of drive and commitment to climb this Goliath. What an amazing person she was, I think this was the highlight of the climb for me. That and when the crazy guy jumped in Tear Drop Lake.
Thanks South Sister, now I am addicted!
Posted Aug 23, 2006 12:19 am

jnalewaySkree Sliding  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


We climbed South Sister last weekend. It was my son, Mike's, first ascent, and the weather was perfect. We left at about 8 AM from the trailhead at Devil's Lake and took the south summit trail from the campground's North Parking Lot. Watch out for many mosquitos at the lake, but once up above the first crest, and onto the plateau, the view of South Sister was fabulous and the bugs were gone. I noticed much less snow than in years past in the glaciers on the south face, so bring plenty of water for the trip up. But the crater was full of snow and also many colored butterflies joined us while we scrambled up the red skree field slope to the top. We reached the top at about noontime. The trip down was very dusty, and we basically slid our way down on the skree, so it only took us about 3 hours to get back to the car. All in all, a beautiful day in the High Cascades together.

One last note - all the way down we were dreaming of burgers and ribs and lemonade at our favorite spot in Sisters, Oregon; Bronco Billy's at the Sisters Hotel, about 30 minutes away on Hwy. 20. We may make it a traditional "after-climbing" hangout. I would recommend it.
Posted Aug 20, 2006 4:46 am

TurboRoute Hiked: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006


Had a good time hiking up the trail to the top of this big mountain. I had thought that it would be more difficult than it was, but I believe I could have left my hiking boots at home and gone in my Crocs (well maybe not quite). Anyway, it was a really nice, easy climb.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 2:00 am

lakenyonSouth Ridge from Devils Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006
The wind on the ridge was incredibly strong and I had a hard time keeping blowing debris out of my eyes. Other than that, it was a pleasant outing.
Posted Aug 5, 2006 6:12 am

BSPclimberGreen lakes to South ridge Date climbed: July 1987  Sucess!


Went with a Mazamas group. Camped in green lakes area. This was my first 10,000er, felt the altitude. First glissade on way down.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 5:20 am

awilsondcRoute Climbed: Green Lakes variation via Todd Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


A very long day (18 miles) and a very strenuous hike up the west gully from the Green Lakes. Especially difficult after summiting Broken Top the night before, but well worth it. From the summit we got a great view of The Black Crater Fire from the summit. After the hike back down the south ridge to the trail at the bright blue lake, we glissaded our way back to the Green Lakes area. This was by far the longest (2 miles or so!) and most enjoyable glissade of my life! Very very fun trip!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:17 am

thundercloudSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Most snow has melted off route; reached snow 3/4 mile in and then had patches on the way up. Skitters are now in full force and horrid for first couple miles. During our descent, we came upon a terrified 8 year old boy who had wandered down trail alone, 700 feet of elevation and over 1/2 mile, away from his family. Our party found him and waited while I hiked back up to inform the family. A simple hike/climb, but some strange things can still happen. 4th time on summit.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 3:32 pm

oregonrpaSouth side route from Devils Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006


Left Devils Lake at 3:30 am under clear skies. Trail not visible due to snow, but followed general route using topo map without trouble. Summited at 7am and had the top to myself for the entire hour before descending. Beautiful day with clear skies, very little wind, and warm temps, not to mention a lack of crowds. Met about 15-20 people making the ascent on my way down. Would recommend doing this climb early in the year and early in the day if you want to avoid crowds. Snow up until Lewis Glacier, but no technical gear required. Back at truck by 10am to round out a worthwhile trek.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 8:43 pm

Mr. ClamRoute Climbed: south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Mr. Clam

Climbed with Infected Mushroom, even with a 2:30 AM start we couldnt beat the heat. Still a great climb.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 1:20 am

Infected MushroomSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Infected Mushroom

Pretty much a really good training hike. VERY hot weather. Still plenty of snow before the ridge.
Posted Jun 27, 2006 12:14 am

Bob BurdSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Bob Burd

First of nine summits in ten days with Matthew Holliman and Rick Kent. Crappy weather for zero views and a mediocre climb. Trip Report
Posted Jun 26, 2006 5:23 am

sierramtngoatSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002


Second summit after Mt. Adams on a Cascade/Olympic NP tour with my buddies Brian and Becket. I didn't know it at the time, but the South Ridge route on South Sister would become my standard to compare all horrible slogs against. Nothing in the Sierra Nevada even compares to how loose the South Ridge route is. I guess I must be spoiled down here in CA! When I ever hear anyone bitch about "how loose that chute was" I tell him it was cake and they should go climb South Sister in the Summer!
Posted Jun 16, 2006 9:05 am

daverobbRoute Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004


Good Trainer. Crowded as hell in the summer. Reminds me of a big pile of crumbled Gorgonzola.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 6:19 pm

Tracyroute climbed: south ridge from Devil's Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2002


Climbed this one with my brother-in-law, Michael Eschenberg. Lots of snow for June. Hiked in snow almost the entire way. Crampons helped out on certain portions of the climb. Beautiful weather and it was actually a little too warm on the way down.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 7:09 am

uap304South Side South Sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1998


This was, as I am sure it is with most people, the highest place I had ever been to at the end of our morning run to the top. After climbing (?) South Sister I thought coming down off of every mountain would be as fun as the scree-skiing available here. Not bloody likely! I'll never forget how cold Moraine Lake was, nor the Reedies who were punishing us all by skinny-dipping. Oh, the hair...oh, the humanity! Like sasquatches easing into a hot tub.
Posted Apr 4, 2006 6:49 pm

calebEOCMy first time over 10k  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005


What a beautiful area of Oregon. Walked the crater rim and frolicked in the snow, just a wonderful late summer peak. Could see as far as Thielsen in the south to Hood to the north, difficult to make out peaks to the east or the valley to the west. Attempted to jog down the mountain straining both knees in the process, turned an otherwise enjoyable return trip into the descent from hell.

August 20 2006
Climbed this again with my brother, went much more smoothly than last years knee-spraining trip. Millions of butterflies at the summit were somewhat of a nuisance.
Posted Apr 4, 2006 12:22 am

AeldrinRoute Climbed: Moraine Lake, Green Lakes side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1999


Wonderful trip to the top. Was a little dissapointing at first because low-lying clouds completely obscured the view. When we broke out on top and saw the valley below, it made the whole trip worth it, and morale for the group increased dramatically. Fortunately, we didn't have to eat our horses or camels, though it would have been nice to have had more water for the trip down.
Posted Mar 21, 2006 6:27 pm

couimetSouth Sister: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2003


Watched people ski down the south side the night before we summited. Great viewing from the summit; we could see all of Oregon's tallest mountains (middle sister, north sister, mt. jefferson, and mt. hood). Very clear day, but the wind was much faster than I thought it would be. Only the second time above 10000'. Fairly easy climb. Almost no snow near Moraine lake 6450'.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 10:51 pm

madmallardmy first sister  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2005


the view to the north from this summit is simply amazing. went up bachelor the week before to get a good view of the south ridge route. it's very strange to see red rock along the route. not something that I am used to seeing outside of the southwest.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 7:08 pm

cascadetravelerRoute Climbed: climbers route/south ridge. Date Climbed: july 17th 2004  Sucess!


I soloed this climb after succesful summits of Mt adams and Mt shasta the two previous weekends. I left devils lake campground at 2:00 am. I proceeded under headlamp up the trail between devils and kaleetan buttes. and arrived at the plateau above moraine lake.. I was happy to have reached the plateau the forest was a bit freaky as always when hiking alone in the dark. The stars were bright and there was quite a bit of snow on the ground for the middle of July . It was fairly easy for a while to make out the way following tracks from previous day.. I lost the trail eventually as tracks started to fan out in all directions. At that point I decided it was best to hug up to the very ridge itself. I figured I could ascend the ridge and follow it up till I ran back into to the trail. It was a littlle tricky working my up the loose scree . I also realized that by not having a helmet I didn't want to walk under the cliff sections of the ridge which on my route the easier way. I eventually worked my way through this little inconveniance and arrived at the lewis glacier when the sun began to rise. I was back on track huffed and puffed up the red hill section and arrved on the summit 7:00 am I enjoyed a little bit of inclement weather chatted with a couple that had spent the night on the summit. and enjoyed the wonderful views.
Posted Jan 14, 2006 11:15 pm

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