Middle Sister Climber's Log

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Snowslogger - Dec 28, 2009 12:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995

2/3 part of marathon  Sucess!

Same story as North Sister, 3 sis marathon attempt, bailed off S. Sis, long hike to trailhead in the dark.


jyojt - Dec 8, 2009 1:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2004

solo  Sucess!

this was one of my first climbs when i was inexperienced but adventurous, did the south sister the day before


sassyplatt - Oct 3, 2009 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1989

One of my first big mountains  Sucess!

Young, full of energy, and in love. Amazed by snow fields in the middle of summer. The start of my quest for new mountains.


rmick25 - Sep 4, 2009 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Sweet solo  Sucess!

Climbed South snow route from Camp Lake. I love Camp Lake! Not a soul in sight on the mountain. Jon and Whitney congrats on the baby.

Noah (Oregon)

Noah (Oregon) - Aug 5, 2009 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

North AND South Ridge

We climbed the north ridge from the Hayden Glacier, got hit by a thunderstorm and descended to the PCT on the (west) Obsidian side. The next morning we hiked south and reclimbed the mountain from the PCT via Chambers Lakes and up the south ridge. We redescended the north ridge and Hayden Glacier before hiking out to Pole Creek Trailhead. Amazing weekend!


slnasson - Aug 7, 2009 12:53 am

Re: North AND South Ridge

Climbing partner and I planning Middle Sister climb on weekend of Aug 15th... previous postings suggest that crampons a good even in mid-summer - would you agree? My review of maps does not make clear quickest road access and trail to ascend - any suggestions? much appreciated.


dirth - May 25, 2009 12:57 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Fun Tune Up  Sucess!

Made a nice 2 day trip up Middle Sister to test out a bunch of gear and better coordinate packing for a 3 month trip we're planning this summer. Turns out the gear wasn't the issue, we are both just horribly out of shape. Fun snow climb up the North Ridge and great weather, just beat the Memorial Day Crowd.


justing - Feb 17, 2009 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2004

Bluebird day  Sucess!

She's the shortest but don't tell her that.


Pallando - Sep 18, 2008 1:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Who cares about mosquitoes?  Sucess!

My roommate and his brother visited from out of state and I told them I'd take them up a mountain. Middle was my first mountain, it's got some basic glacier travel and it's over 10,000 ft, so I got Friday through Monday off of work and we got packed.
Hiked in late Friday morning (9:00) and camped at Demaris. Set up camp, took quick swims, and got water at my favorite spring. My friends hated mosquitoes. I might be the only one in the world, but I'm okay with them. There were a lot, though. Slept outside, but when it started to rain, we managed three people in my solo tent until we got up to make breakfast.
Packed one gear bag and small daypacks and headed out. I took the gearbag, which was heavy, but my friends had never been this high before. We kept about the same pace most of the way up.
Roped up for Hayden Glacier. Had axes, but no crampons. This late in the summer and this late in the day, we managed fine following another group's tracks up the ridge of Hayden.
Left the gearbag in a bivi near Prouty and summited. Snow on the top in August! It was a cold year. Friends were gasping for air at the summit. Didn't spend much time before I took them back down. Crossed on the West side of Prouty and glissaded down Collier. Made it to camp. Friends decided mosquitoes were too much, so we came down two days early. Went to work on my day off, but content.


oregonrpa - Sep 9, 2008 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Middle Sister (3 sisters marathon)  Sucess!

Perfect day on Middle Sister as summit #2 of three sisters marathon. Ascended north ridge route after coming down the south ridge of North Sister. On summit of North at 1040, and summit of Middle at 1340.

Climbing partner lost his digital camera (Canon ultracompact in a blue case) somewhere along the route between the south ridge of North and the summit of Middle...otherwise a perfect day doing the Three Sister's marathon!


physics - Aug 20, 2008 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

Route Climbed: N. Ridge via Renfrew Glacier Date Climbed: August 19, 2008  Sucess!

Climbed it solo 4 hrs up from Linton meadows during a backpacking trip with my family and cousins. Made it back to camp by 10AM. Easy walk up but was happy I brought crampons (needed them).


Levi - Jul 27, 2008 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Walked into Chambers Lakes on friday and camped. Started the ascent at 5 the next morning. Found our way up the ridge and made the summit at 9:30. Views were great, from Adams to about McLoughin. Finding the way in the snow was no problem at all. It was a great climb and I will definetaly come back to do the Hayden Glacier Route.

Steve Rydin

Steve Rydin - Jul 8, 2008 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

North Ridge  Sucess!

What a great climb and beautiful weather! A little tricky traversing one of the glaciers - crampons would have been nice!

dannotti - Jun 16, 2008 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

perfect day on Middle Sister  Sucess!

Climbed via Hayden glacier, great weather and views.

seabre23 - Jul 29, 2008 2:40 pm

Re: perfect day on Middle Sister

Not Too much snow?...Two day trip due to distance? 242 on west side still closed no?

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jun 9, 2008 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Hayden...  Sucess!

From Pole Creek TH Hiked about half mile before hitting snow, then another quarter mile before loosing the trail under snow. With my GPS in one hand and moving tree branches with the other, we made it to our 7000' camp in great time. Not a cloud in the sky...
Sunday left camp for the summit at about 6:00am. Conditions were perfect. Snow was firm under crampons. As always this time of year, the crux of this climb was the last 700' up the north ridge/face. Down climbed about 200' facing the mountain.
The visibility was clearer than I've ever seen it. Shasta to Adams...crystal clear.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Apr 29, 2008 1:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

North Ridge  Sucess!

My first trip with the Mazamas. From camp at Arrowhead lake we hiked to the top. At least 30 people on the summit!


cdog - Apr 15, 2008 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003

great climb  Sucess!

climbed the north ridge via North Sis during a TS marathon push. Met a bunch of mazamas at the saddle and shared a candy with them at the top before pushing on down the se ridge and on to the south sis

Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Feb 17, 2008 3:11 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2008

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Long approach but well worth it. Great weather on the summit, but the winds picked up and destroyed my tent later that night forcing me to do the 12 mile snowshoe back to the truck in the dark.


outdoorgirl - Oct 9, 2007 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

NW Face  Sucess!

A great summit at the top with a great four person group, enjoyed the views from the top, and a fun camp the prior evening.

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