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Routes in South Sister

North Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Old Crater Route T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Prouty Glacier T Easy Snow
South Side Route Easy Snow
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 3000 ft
FA: Judge John Waldo, Adolph Dekum, and Edward Humason, September 12, 1883
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Shared By: Dylan Colon on Oct 10, 2015
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description [Suggest Change]

This route climbs the southeast ridge of South Sister between Lewis and Prouty glaciers, beginning near Green Lakes. For the great majority of its length, it is either an easy scree slog or snow climb. Near the top there are some scrambling sections, most notably a cliffband which is either a sketchy 4th class downclimb or a very short rappel. From there, more loose scrambling past Hodge Crest (pointy east summit) leads to the crater and the true summit.

I generally wouldn't recommend this route as it is essentially similar to the south side route but without a trail and with endless annoying scree down low and unpleasant scrambling up high.

First recorded ascent information from Jeff Thomas's excellent book Oregon High.

Location [Suggest Change]

Hike to Green Lakes from the Green Lakes Trailhead. Find a way to cross Fall Creek (outlet of Green Lakes) and gain the route.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Maybe a sling if you decide to rap the small cliffband

Description [Suggest Change]

This route climbs the southeast ridge of South Sister between Lewis and Prouty glaciers, beginning near Green Lakes. For the great majority of its length, it is either an easy scree slog or snow climb. Near the top there are some scrambling sections, most notably a cliffband which is either a sketchy 4th class downclimb or a very short rappel. From there, more loose scrambling past Hodge Crest (pointy east summit) leads to the crater and the true summit.

Location [Suggest Change]

Hike to Green Lakes from the Green Lakes Trailhead. Find a way to cross Fall Creek (outlet of Green Lakes) and gain the route.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Maybe a sling if you decide to rap the small cliffband

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