South Sister Climber's Log

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DigityDan

DigityDan - Feb 26, 2008 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

4 times  Sucess!

I have done this route four times now and camped on top twice, and this is always one of the best trips of year.
If you go in late spring you can slide down on the snowpack for your return, and it's actually in my opinion easier to climb the top sections with the snow rather than the loose scree.

KMM

KMM - Oct 7, 2007 1:34 am

first oregon cascade  Sucess!

did this back in the day. we carried way too much water like 4 quarts! gave some to a guy who didn't bring any water cause "he was a wrestler"

dresser

dresser - Sep 24, 2007 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

First time over 10000 feet  Sucess!

I need to get in shape!

mkpatrick

mkpatrick - Sep 14, 2007 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

2 day climb, camped ~7000ft, grabbed the peak the next morning. Beautiful clear day.

johnny72k - Sep 10, 2007 12:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

finally!  Sucess!

finally got up this one. I'm embarrassed it took me this long to get at it, but I did and got up there with a million other people. nice and cool out. totally clear all day. tons of scree to go with the tons of people.

hiway99w

hiway99w - Aug 23, 2007 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

South Sister  Sucess!

The Willamette Valley was socked in with clouds and there were intermittent thunderstorms to the east but the Cascade Range was clear up to about Mt. Jefferson. As we rested for lunch at the lake at the base of Lewis Glacier, clouds were billowing up toward the summit. There ended up being no reason for concern as the day stayed clear, temperature was moderate, and wind at the summit was light enough that I didn't even need a windbreaker. The view, especially of Middle and North Sister, was spectacular. The exposure on the east side of the summit came as a bit of a shock realizing that 30 years earlier I had climbed on that pinnacle in near white-out conditions completely unaware of the drop on that side.

YEM

YEM - Aug 20, 2007 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

South Route: Summit Bivy  Sucess!

Easy route without any people! I lucked out to arrive before dusk and not see anyone until 10 the next morning. A summit bivy is highly recommended.

wrassleman07

wrassleman07 - Aug 15, 2007 10:53 pm

south sister  Sucess!

very easy climb, biggest ive done to date, but did it in one day, no climbing gear, just a good pair of boots, and a lunch to eat at the top

jclements

jclements - Aug 2, 2007 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

Love dat scree  Sucess!

After climbing Thielsen in morning, dep. TH at 1145, summit by 1600, return to TH by 2000.

bmwboarder7

bmwboarder7 - Jul 20, 2007 11:08 pm

First  Sucess!

This was my first big hike, which caused me to fall in love with the mountains. We took three days and played the whole time. It is an easy mountain, but has great views.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Jul 11, 2007 1:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1983

The Other South Sister  Sucess!

Yep, it's just a 5000' gain slog, but I enjoyed the trip. The snow-filled crater on top was so nice. My wife accompanied me, and didn't hate me afterward! Did lots of hiking around Bend while working on a drill rig. What a magical place.

Years later we moved to Nevada and climbed the Other South Sister.

Diggler

Diggler - Jul 9, 2007 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

South Slope scree slog  Sucess!

2nd in my 2007 Cascade Challenge Volcanofest. Started from Devils Lake TH @ 8.01. Pretty much just putting one foot in front of the other- OVER & OVER & OVER & OVER- & eventually at the summit (12.24). Passed 3 or so parties on way up (was passed by one). Hung out @ summit, ate, & took in amazing view. HUNDREDS (thousands?) of butterflies swarming over summit. Had had thoughts of going over to Middle Sister from S, but when I looked across, I knew that wasn't going to happen that day- no way I felt like another 3,000' vertical on top of the 5 I'd just done (food & beer won out). After talking to a nice couple for awhile, left summit at 14.25. Great glissading on way down. Back at TH @ 17.26, followed by food & beer @ Cascade Lakes brewpub at roundabout. Great day!

HeyItsBen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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