South Sister Climber's Log

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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!


jnaleway - Aug 20, 2006 4:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Skree Sliding  Sucess!

We climbed South Sister last weekend. It was my son, Mike's, first ascent, and the weather was perfect. We left at about 8 AM from the trailhead at Devil's Lake and took the south summit trail from the campground's North Parking Lot. Watch out for many mosquitos at the lake, but once up above the first crest, and onto the plateau, the view of South Sister was fabulous and the bugs were gone. I noticed much less snow than in years past in the glaciers on the south face, so bring plenty of water for the trip up. But the crater was full of snow and also many colored butterflies joined us while we scrambled up the red skree field slope to the top. We reached the top at about noontime. The trip down was very dusty, and we basically slid our way down on the skree, so it only took us about 3 hours to get back to the car. All in all, a beautiful day in the High Cascades together.

One last note - all the way down we were dreaming of burgers and ribs and lemonade at our favorite spot in Sisters, Oregon; Bronco Billy's at the Sisters Hotel, about 30 minutes away on Hwy. 20. We may make it a traditional "after-climbing" hangout. I would recommend it.


Turbo - Aug 14, 2006 2:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Route Hiked: South Ridge  Sucess!

Had a good time hiking up the trail to the top of this big mountain. I had thought that it would be more difficult than it was, but I believe I could have left my hiking boots at home and gone in my Crocs (well maybe not quite). Anyway, it was a really nice, easy climb.

lakenyon - Aug 5, 2006 6:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

South Ridge from Devils Lake  Sucess!

The wind on the ridge was incredibly strong and I had a hard time keeping blowing debris out of my eyes. Other than that, it was a pleasant outing.


BSPclimber - Aug 2, 2006 5:20 am

Green lakes to South ridge Date climbed: July 1987  Sucess!

Went with a Mazamas group. Camped in green lakes area. This was my first 10,000er, felt the altitude. First glissade on way down.


awilsondc - Jul 31, 2006 5:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Route Climbed: Green Lakes variation via Todd Lake TH  Sucess!

A very long day (18 miles) and a very strenuous hike up the west gully from the Green Lakes. Especially difficult after summiting Broken Top the night before, but well worth it. From the summit we got a great view of The Black Crater Fire from the summit. After the hike back down the south ridge to the trail at the bright blue lake, we glissaded our way back to the Green Lakes area. This was by far the longest (2 miles or so!) and most enjoyable glissade of my life! Very very fun trip!


thundercloud - Jul 24, 2006 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

Most snow has melted off route; reached snow 3/4 mile in and then had patches on the way up. Skitters are now in full force and horrid for first couple miles. During our descent, we came upon a terrified 8 year old boy who had wandered down trail alone, 700 feet of elevation and over 1/2 mile, away from his family. Our party found him and waited while I hiked back up to inform the family. A simple hike/climb, but some strange things can still happen. 4th time on summit.


oregonrpa - Jul 6, 2006 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

South side route from Devils Lake  Sucess!

Left Devils Lake at 3:30 am under clear skies. Trail not visible due to snow, but followed general route using topo map without trouble. Summited at 7am and had the top to myself for the entire hour before descending. Beautiful day with clear skies, very little wind, and warm temps, not to mention a lack of crowds. Met about 15-20 people making the ascent on my way down. Would recommend doing this climb early in the year and early in the day if you want to avoid crowds. Snow up until Lewis Glacier, but no technical gear required. Back at truck by 10am to round out a worthwhile trek.

Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Jun 30, 2006 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Route Climbed: south ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Infected Mushroom, even with a 2:30 AM start we couldnt beat the heat. Still a great climb.

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Jun 27, 2006 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

Pretty much a really good training hike. VERY hot weather. Still plenty of snow before the ridge.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 26, 2006 5:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

South Ridge  Sucess!

First of nine summits in ten days with Matthew Holliman and Rick Kent. Crappy weather for zero views and a mediocre climb. Trip Report


sierramtngoat - Jun 16, 2006 9:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

South Ridge  Sucess!

Second summit after Mt. Adams on a Cascade/Olympic NP tour with my buddies Brian and Becket. I didn't know it at the time, but the South Ridge route on South Sister would become my standard to compare all horrible slogs against. Nothing in the Sierra Nevada even compares to how loose the South Ridge route is. I guess I must be spoiled down here in CA! When I ever hear anyone bitch about "how loose that chute was" I tell him it was cake and they should go climb South Sister in the Summer!


daverobb - Apr 16, 2006 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

Route Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!

Good Trainer. Crowded as hell in the summer. Reminds me of a big pile of crumbled Gorgonzola.


Tracy - Apr 6, 2006 7:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2002

route climbed: south ridge from Devil's Lake  Sucess!

Climbed this one with my brother-in-law, Michael Eschenberg. Lots of snow for June. Hiked in snow almost the entire way. Crampons helped out on certain portions of the climb. Beautiful weather and it was actually a little too warm on the way down.


uap304 - Apr 4, 2006 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1998

South Side South Sister  Sucess!

This was, as I am sure it is with most people, the highest place I had ever been to at the end of our morning run to the top. After climbing (?) South Sister I thought coming down off of every mountain would be as fun as the scree-skiing available here. Not bloody likely! I'll never forget how cold Moraine Lake was, nor the Reedies who were punishing us all by skinny-dipping. Oh, the hair...oh, the humanity! Like sasquatches easing into a hot tub.


calebEOC - Apr 4, 2006 12:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

My first time over 10k  Sucess!

What a beautiful area of Oregon. Walked the crater rim and frolicked in the snow, just a wonderful late summer peak. Could see as far as Thielsen in the south to Hood to the north, difficult to make out peaks to the east or the valley to the west. Attempted to jog down the mountain straining both knees in the process, turned an otherwise enjoyable return trip into the descent from hell.

August 20 2006
Climbed this again with my brother, went much more smoothly than last years knee-spraining trip. Millions of butterflies at the summit were somewhat of a nuisance.

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