South Sister Climber's Log

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HeyItsBen - Jul 9, 2007 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

South ridge  Sucess!

4.5 hours RT from Moraine Lake (not including time spent at the summit). Did not need crampons/axe on the ascent, but we were able to glissade 1/2 of the way down. Had the summit to ourselves for over an hour. Great views.


metasyn11 - Jun 14, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Solo ascent up the climbers trail from Devil's Lake Campground. I was on snow more or less the entire time except for the very beginning and near the end. The final 2000' to the summit was VERY windy.. sand and pebbles being sprayed everywhere and I had to maintain quite a low profile on the summit to keep from being blown off. All in all more of a nuisance than a danger though, and I had a blast. Views were somewhat obstructed by the near-constant lenticular cloud over the summit, but again, fantastic day.


BSPclimber - Jun 13, 2007 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Solo ascent. Left trailhead at 9am, summit at 3pm, left at 3:15, down at 6:15. The last 1500 feet of ascent took me over 2 hours, felt like my feet were glued to the ground. Combination of altitude gain (was at sea level at 6 am) and dehydration. I can never drink enough at elevation. Otherwise fun day, beautiful weather, windy at the summit, but not too cold. 2nd ascent, and first 10K summit since 1988.


outdoorgirl - Jun 10, 2007 9:23 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

A beautiful day to summit South Sister, with views all around! Such warm temps with no wind, camping at the "golf course" felt like the middle of summer. Looking forward to Middle and North Sister next! :)


markmay - May 9, 2007 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

South Ridge Ski  Sucess!

Got to the top too early...hung out until 11am and then skied 4k of buttery corn.


markmay - May 9, 2007 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

South Ridge Ski

Got to the top too early...hung out until 11am and then skied 4k of buttery corn.

Katy Y

Katy Y - Apr 7, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Phew! That was hard.  Sucess!

I am SO GLAD I did this in the fall. Weather was perfect, altho it clouded over when we summitted (of course) and was raining in earnest by the end. Even though late in the season, still lots of people. Realigned my perspective on what's possible for me to do out there.


boisedoc - Apr 7, 2007 3:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1996

great views  Sucess!

a bit of a slog on snow up the south side but great views from the top


vcrewpc06 - Mar 26, 2007 3:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2003

South Ridge from Moraine Lake  Sucess!

I climbed South Sister back in my days of Boy Scouts as part of a fifty-miler. We camped at Moraine lake our third night, and got up before sunrise and climbed on our "rest" day. Beautiful day. The views to the north and east were impaired by the 20,000 ft smoke columns produced by that summers forest fires. Impressive sight.


donhaller3 - Mar 5, 2007 8:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1998

A face in the crowd  Sucess!

Mike and I walked up to Moraine Lake and camped. Headlamps going up the ridge above at 3:00am We left at sunrise. Nothing to add. Lots of people, all pretty well behaved. Very smoggy on both sides. This is a straightforward trail walk in good weather this time of year.

highice - Feb 8, 2007 5:37 pm

prouty glacier, spring  Sucess!

on the way home from another climb, we saw this peak and haven't not climbed it yet, decided to do so. picked a nice line up (found out later it was the prouty). since it was spring, we found ice flows (WI 2-3)over the cliffs so opted to do them as a variation. thawing conditions were causing lots of ice fall in the upper sections of the ice gully above the cliffs and rockfall across the glacier on the descent. like turning our backs to a firing squad!


rweave - Jan 29, 2007 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1990

South Ridge  Sucess!

Summitted with my friend Pete and his family. This was the first time I hiked anything above 3K ft, so even as a third grader, I was elated to make it to the top. I must go back to appreciate.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 3:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

With Bob and Rick. Cold, no views, and not much of a climb either. This was the first peak of a generally disappointing road trip (thanks first to bad weather, then some painful tendonitis in my knee) to the OR Cascades.


hiway99w - Oct 22, 2006 2:50 pm

Via Green Lakes  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit of South Sister in September 1977 while in high school and camping at Green Lakes with a group of friends. It was a clear day when we started but a cloud enveloped the summit as we reached it and we were in white out conditions so there were no summit views. Didn't get too disoriented and I managed to find and touch the summit register but didn't take time to sign it (my friends said this meant the climb didn't count). As soon as we were barely off the summit the clouds cleared off.


whaynal - Oct 4, 2006 2:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

Devil's Lake  Sucess!

First mountain out of California. Climbed with my Uncle in the middle of a three-state mountain climbing tour. Great view of the sunrise over Brokentop on the way.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 22, 2006 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1999

Devil's Lake Route  Sucess!

I enjoyed this climb. Lots of people to talk with. Great views.

2skinners - Sep 3, 2006 1:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

Summitted  Sucess!

Did this one solo. Have been wanting to do it for a long time, but things kept coming up. Glad to have it done. Great views, with neat cloud cover. Boy the weather changes fast up there.


cmc56789 - Aug 30, 2006 6:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006

South Sister in August  Sucess!

I did this one a fourth time, but for the first time without requiring crampons or snowshoes, and also th efirst time not losing my way between the trailhead and the base of the mountain. Very interesting to see what this volcano looks like without snow. Also very cool to finally see the bright blue Teardrop Pool in the summit crater. View form McLoughlin to Hood even with forest fires burning. Pretty smoky in the Black Butte vicinity. Saw about twenty other hikers and three or four dogs.

NickyP - Aug 24, 2006 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

South ridge from Devils Lake  Sucess!

I had great time and I liked how the geology kept changing from the forest to the alpine meadows to the color change of the rock. The view was hazy and couldn't see well past the North Sister but still a worthwhile climb.

Luke Morris

Luke Morris - Aug 23, 2006 12:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Are you serious?  Sucess!

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!

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