Avg: 2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 3000 ft (909 m)|
|FA:||Don Woods, Cliff Stalsberg, and Ed Johnson, August 8, 1931 (first recorded)|
|Page Views:||1,846 total · 30/month|
|Shared By:||Dylan Colon on Oct 10, 2015|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
The first half or so of the route climbs a long narrow scree ridge, which eventually gives way to decent and amusing 3rd class scrambling on decent rock. Eventually this gives way to horribly rotten red rock. The best way out of this is to traverse up and right until the angle decreases.
I would compare this route in difficulty to the south ridge of North Sister, thought the climbing is probably a little bit easier and the rock a little bit worse (which should tell you something). If you can do one of those routes you can do the other.
I wouldn't recommend this route unless you were coming from Middle Sister, in which case it makes sense. Otherwise it probably isn't worth the hike.
Descend via another route like the south side if you can.
First recorded ascent information from Jeff Thomas's excellent book Oregon High.