Did the west ridge. I think we did the first pitch that is "not recommended" lots of lose vertical stacked stuff. Tim the man didn't place a single piece on the upper half.
Mazama climb. After 3FJ the day before, this mountain was a welcome relief. The rock was much more reliable and the Sisters were a lot closer.
Fun climb. Looks like there could be several routes at the summit block. Long day (large group). Climbed with a fixed line and a prusik, Down climbed with a prusik half way then rappeled the rest of the way.
Last peak of the 2007 Cascade Challenge Volcanofest. Left PCT TH @ 10.01. Made good time & before I knew it, was at the base of the Nose (on the N ridge). Knowing the relative (in)stability of the rock & looking up, I was highly skeptical. Started up, however, & before I knew it was at the top. While not that difficult technically, one of the scariest soloes I've done- thinking-feeling that any of my hand(or foot)holds might go at any time was quite nerve-wracking. Remaining scrambling was fun- summited at 14.08.
Hung out at top & BSd with Grant & Steve (also a CU engineering alum). Great views & terrific weather- weird to finally be on the other side of the Sisters! Descended at 15.57 (really glad to rap' down instead of downclimbing the Nose!), got back to car at 18.50.
Back to Bend for Deschutes food & beer! Great trip & look forward to my next OR Cascade volcano trip!
tried 2 winter attempts, but got white-out on one and avy conditions on the other. 3rd time was clear, calm and some snow/ice, giving a nice alpine feel.
Climbed with a group from Oregon Mountaineers Association. Second time I ever rapelled.
Went up to take my 4th climb up this beautiful peak. Got to the trail head to find the whole area restricted due to the fires. Some force took over us and we ended up on top and apparently the only ones for the last 10 days. Had a great time even under the threat of the cold fast wind and supposed fire.
After summiting Three Fingered Jack the day before, our group reached the top of this beautiful mountain. My last peak climbed for the summer. A great climb and one of my favorite panoramic views of any of the Oregon Cascades.
Good stuff. Sketchy scramble to the notch. Took the 2nd ramp, then up to the first rap station. Not too bad from there. Bring a 60 meter rope for some cool raps on the way down. Forget downclimbing--that did not look like fun.
Tried three days earlier but turned back due to crappy weather. Second time was successful in gorgeous weather. Climbed with Matthew and Rick as part of a 9 day Cascade tour. Trip Report
route was essentially snow-free. Lots of mosquitos until the ridge.
It was the second mountain in as many days. Three fingered jack bieng the first. I would say we started out relunctantly bieng we were all pretty tired from the 13 hours on the trail the day before. We quickly broke into stride gathering yet more momentum for a long scree slog up the ridge to the mountain saddle. The mountain is awsome but very loose. Thje first pitch is quite exposed you can really feel your butt hangin in the wind. The summit erea is quite a bit larger than you might think when gazing up at it. The views are tremendous and the lightening storm was approaching time to bail.
Loose & crumbly. Three raps off the summit block back to the notch -- glad to not do any downclimbing!
Beautiful day, no clouds, wasn't too hot either. Too many ATVs at Big Lake though. From the notch there are 3 horns slung with rap rings to protect/rap the more difficult sections. Great climb with great views!
This was my first technical climb and it was great! The weather was perfect, but I could have done without the swarms of flying ants at the summit. The repel was a little tricky due to some high winds, but overall it was a great trip!
Bad Weather, cold and total witheout
Lots of waiting due to 15 people ahead of us on the route. We scrambled up to a big horn at the top of the second ramp this time and belayed a very short pitch. The crux comes right out of the belay and then unprotected third class leads to the top of "the nose". I just used one large hex and a long sling for pro. From there we scrambled up to the summit and back down to the rap station unroped. I recommend taking the second ramp over the first ramp because rope drag isn't as horrendous and the climbing is shorter on more "solid" rock.
A long but easy approach with a short 5.4 summit. A nice, moderate day.
Climbed a looser variation on the first pitch and then some more solid variations on the second and third pitches. Flying ants were swarming at the summit this time.
Climbed with Chemetakans in the leadership of Steve Dougherty. Beautiful day, clear skies.