Avg: 3.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 5000 ft (1515 m), Grade II|
|Page Views:||1,328 total · 37/month|
|Shared By:||Reece Szymanowski on Jun 17, 2019|
|Admins:||Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
Follow Pole Creek Trail through burn remnants to junction with climber's trail (slightly before treeline) and then shoot up snowfield/rock ridges toward Middle Sister to base of Hayden glacier. Ascend up obvious ridge/hogsback toward Prouty point and then head west under base of Prouty to saddle below North Ridge. Last ~900 feet up North Ridge is straight shot (rock ridge at start to east side is significantly more structured than scree fields slightly more to the west) with some rock bands to set up some potential belays/fixed lines depending on group's comfort with 35+ snow slope.
Total route is ~ 7 miles (one way) and 5k feet of gain. Many groups camp near treeline to make it a two-day trip.