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North Sister Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,085'
Location: 44.1486, -121.7839 View Map  Incorrect?
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North Sister. Photo taken from Middle Sister, late...

Description 

The fourth tallest peak in Oregon. There are at least eleven routes on North Sister.

The rock is volcanic detritus.

Northwest Forest pass required at trailheads.

Getting There 

From Interstate 5 in Salem, drive route 22 east, toward the town of Sisters and Bend.

For West side routes, use the Mckenzie Pass Highway. From West Cascades scenic
byway (126), turn onto Mckenzie Pass Hwy, after 15 miles turn right for the signed Obsidian
trailhead.

From Interstate 5 in Eugene, drive route 126 east toward Bend.

Northwest Forest Pass required to park at trailhead.

Climbing Season

For the Three Sisters Wilderness area.

Weather station 19.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in North Sister

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Sister:
South Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Alpine, 1000'   
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Featured Route For North Sister
Rock Climbing Photo: Approximate route taken in June, 2016

Thayer Glacier Headwall WI1 M3 PG13  Oregon : Oregon Volcanoes : ... : North Sister
Start at the Pole Creek Trailhead head. About two miles in you will go off trail and start heading towards the east side of the North Sister.You'll eventually make it to the Thayer Glacier. Once there make your way up and then choose a gully. The center one is the most direct. Depending on the gully you choose, this could be the crux. Depending the season this could be snow, ice, rock, or a mix of everything.All of the gullies lead to a steep snow field. Continue up and sligh...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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