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Three Sisters Wilderness

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Three Sisters Wilderness Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,358'
Location: 44.1466, -121.7755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

An alpine area in central Oregon with five peaks over 9,000'. South Sister,
Middle Sister, North Sister, Broken Top, and Bachelor Butte.
There are glaciers on the mountains, and many alpine lakes and
streams in the wilderness area, along with meadows and forests.

South Sister is the third tallest peak in Oregon at 10,358'.
North Sister is the fourth tallest peak in Oregon at 10,085'.
Middle Sister is the fifth tallest peak in Oregon at 10,047'.

Established Jan. 1, 1964. The area contains 286,708 acres.

The rock is volcanic junk.

Three Sisters Marathon:
The goal is to summit North Sister, Middle Sister, and South Sister in a day. It was first done on Aug., 8, 1931 by Cliff Stalsburg, Ed Johnson, and Don Woods.

Getting There 

From Interstate 5 in Salem, drive route 22 east, toward the town of Sisters and Bend.
Northwest Forest Pass required to park at most trailheads.
From Interstate 5 in Eugene, drive route 126 east toward Bend.

Nearest city is Bend, OR.

Climbing Season

For the Oregon Volcanoes area.

Weather station 19.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',6],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Three Sisters Wilderness

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Three Sisters Wilderness:
South Side Route        Alpine   South Sister
North Ridge (Renfrew Glacier)        Alpine, Grade III   Middle Sister
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Featured Route For Three Sisters Wilderness
Rock Climbing Photo: North Sister by the South Ridge in April.

South Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  OR : Oregon Volcanoes : ... : North Sister
This is the standard route up North Sister. You start from the saddle between Middle and North at about 9,000 ft and follow the ridge. In summer this ridge is really unpleasant and potentially dangerous class 2-3. There are a couple gendarmes on the ridge that provide route finding difficulties. Once at the summit pinnacle you traverse left (ideally on steep snow) for a couple hundred feet to the "bowling alley," a 4th class gully that leads to the true summit. In winter/spring conditions this r...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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Rock Climbing Photo: Broken Top, 9,175'. Photo taken from South Sister,...
Broken Top, 9,175'. Photo taken from South Sister,...
Rock Climbing Photo: South Sister, 10,358'.  Photo taken from approach ...
South Sister, 10,358'. Photo taken from approach ...

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