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


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


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


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


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

alpinedon2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002


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


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!


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

EastKingSouth Sister Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


Natreb and I climbed it in 4 1/2 up and 3 1/2 down, not including the 2 1/2 hours we spent taking tons of great pictures and enjoying this very rewarding summit. HIGHLY REWARDING AND RECOMMENDED SUMMIT!!!!!
Posted Aug 5, 2009 2:18 am

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


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

PallandoGreen Lakes over Lewis Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


Awesome climb. Left at 11:00, but going was slow with some unexperienced members. One rolled ankle before Lewis glacier. Got the sunrise too late at the summit (6:15). Slept, had coffee, and came down.
Checked out the bergschrund on Lewis Glacier. Best glissade (standing) of my life down the snowfields. Also, near green lakes, a large rock had fallen into snow in the winter. It provided shade for the snow underneath it, but the snow around it melted out. What we found was a snow pinnacle with a large flat rock on top. Took pictures.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 11:42 pm

nicozoneDevils Lake TH to South Sister Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Drove up to the Devils Lake Campground on Friday evening. Woke up at 5am and left camp at 5:45am. It took 9 hours to get to the summit and 4 hours to get back. We got to the summit at 3:05pm and spent an hour having lunch with excellent views all the way to north toward Mt. Jefferson. It was an amazing trip except for the mosquitoes and sunburn.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 11:01 am

bc44caesarMultiple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011


23 Jun 2009 - South Ridge
Left Devil's Lake TH at 5:20am, reached the summit at 9:35. Brilliant bluedbird day. The ridge was bare, and the first part of the trail; the rest was snow. Would've been some nice corn turns on skis. Total time was just under 7hrs. A long slog for sure.

2 Aug 2011 - North Ridge
Final peak of a solo Three Sisters Marathon. Left Pole Ck TH at 4:45 am, summitted North Sister around 9:30 am, Middle Sister around 11:20 am, then South Sister at 3:00 pm. Down to car pickup at Devil's Lake at 5:25 pm. North Ridge was mostly scree, but the steep step 2/3 of the way up was most easily bypassed on steep snow (and some ice), although it was pretty sketchy without protection and a rope.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 9:57 pm

danielrfayRe: South Ridge
Did you need any gear for the climb? I'm hoping to get up the South Sister in about a week. Thanks for any info!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:41 pm

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