Great class 3 scramble up Northwest ridge. Looking down into the mouth is quite an experience. Must have been quite a sight to see that thing go. Great, great, great scree for about 2000 ft along the west face made the night time descent a little easier with no headlamp.
Another trip up BT from the BT trailhead. Cold clear morning. North side of summit block is unapproachable due to lots of icy snow, but the south side was snow free. Always a great scramble.
First time on the summit, nice easy mountain with its long flat approach and pedestrian scramble up the side. Summit block was fun, I watched three groups all go up different routes over the course of the hour I spent hanging around topside. Tried out the high speed scree ski descent path in low top hikers, a little gravelly but a lot of fun.
Last mountain of the summer before I leave the Cascades for school :(. Took my dad and brother-in-law up.
Earlier in the year, I went with a friend up the wrong ridge to the false summit.
Approached the mountain from Green Lakes and went up the northwest ridge. The rock was broken and loose but not as bad as I thought it would be. The scramble up to the summit was fun. Great view of the Sisters on a nice sunny day.
Me and Cameron again. Last Mtn we ever took liquor up. Got a little carried away at the top and worried we might not make it down. Stupid kids.
Nice hike in to Green Lakes, and a fun jaunt to the summit in great weather. A little loose at the top, but a pretty easy scramble overall.
S Sister yesterday and Broken Top today. A good way to get some elevation and see some incredible scenic views. From BT trailhead to the summit the trail is snow free so leave the ice axe & crampons at home. There is still lots of running water throughout the moraine fields all the way to just below where the trail meets the ridge.
Great climb on an often overlooked mountain! The Three Sisters get a lot of attention, but Broken Top has a lot to offer as well. I would highly recommend you add this one to your list!
guided my track coach up this one. great climb/hike.
Wonderful sunshiny day. We were suppose o do Shucksan but cancelled due to weather. Drove here instead. Just 2 of us. beautiful day - no one on the route at all. Went up the 2nd right hand crack - much easier than the one on the left (did 2 years ago). But took the whole 60m rope to get anchor built at saddle. Thousands of flys on top - creepy. Came down on the back side of the rock and traversed back around. Then skied the scree slope - very glad to have remembered gaiters and poles this trip.
decided to try this mountain, after seeing it from the summit of S. Sister last year. must have read the directions wrong, and took a bit of a cross country trip. what we thought was the NW ridge was actually not, and was actually climbing the ridge across the valley on the right of NW ridge. Don't know if it was harder/easier?? it was difficult as we were back packing it, and had our packs to the summit (bad idea). there were some rough spots with some scary slips, but all made it out alirght. slept in tents at the glacier adjacent that ridge. very nice. had quite the adventure
Third time at the summit. This was a solo overnighter. I came in via the Broken Top trailhead. I turned right, cross country, at the last creek before getting to Green Lakes, followed the creek to its beginning where it was bubbling up from the ground. That's where I camped. I summited the next morning. I decide to cross country back to the car by staying high and crossing over the SW Ridge and over Cayuse Crater, a large pile of black & red cinder.
Same day as Mr clam but hours earlier. Less Exposure to the ridiculous heat. Nice approach trail via green lakes but way too crowded even for a week day.
Climbed up the left side of the summit block and descended the right. Definitely no 5 class. The scree ski down the west face was amazing.
Got a late start (13.31) after getting into Bend late morning (left campsite N of Shasta early morn). Scramble up ridge was fun, & views great. Bouldering problem short but stimulating (always that way when you don't trust the holds 100%!). Summited 16.56. Views from top were phenomenal (esp. of S Sister), the weather perfect. Soaked it in for awhile, then descended same way (left summit 17.17), killing at least 100 mosquitoes en route (hungry bastards & forgot the DEET- d'oh!). Back at car ca. 20.30- still managed to make it to Bend in time for food at Baldy's BBQ (barely) & to check out the fireworks (including the setting afire of Pilot Butte). Funnest climb I've done around the Sisters.
Cruised up from Green Lakes.
we did a long snowshoe into the NW ridge and camped. scary log crossing with 3 ft of snow on its top was the hardest part of the climb. we saw a nice alpine ice face below the summit, so traversed out to this from the ridge and climbed to the top (about 200 ft?). couldn't see the rime awaiting until I was already in it, so this was a bit scary, but not like that darn log!
It was the first day of Fall as We headed up The Green lakes trail at 7:15 a.m. It was a cool, brisk walk into the Green lakes basin. We headed east over trackless pumice fields to intercept climbers trail. It was cool and windy as we headed up the northwest ridge. We reached the cliff band were there was a bit of snow. We free climbed the cliff band and proceeded up the ramp to the summit. We enjoyed the views, snapped some pictures and ate some lunch. We headed back down to the cliff band acroos the rotten rock of the ramp. I carried a rope and some pro with me. It was decided to set up a rap station and by pass the cliff band and some Chossy rock to a belay ledge below. We then scree skied down the west flank and into the pumice fields below.
I day hiked this one by myself from the Broken Top TH. Nice long hike on a warm autumn day.