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South Sister Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,358'
Location: 44.1023, -121.7714 View Map  Incorrect?
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South Sister is the third highest peak in Oregon. It has several glaciers and at least nine routes. The most popular route is the South Side Route.
Expect crowds on the weekends.

The rock is volcanic crap.

Getting There 

From Bend, take the Cascade Lakes Highway west about 6.5 miles, past Mount Bachelor ski resort, to the Devils Lake
campground trailhead.

Northwest Forest Pass required.

Climbing Season

Weather station 22.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Sister

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Sister:
South Side Route   Easy Snow     Snow, Alpine   
North Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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Featured Route For South Sister
Rock Climbing Photo: The route follows the prominent ridge line above G...

Old Crater Route 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  Oregon : Oregon Volcanoes : ... : South Sister
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 ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

Photos of South Sister Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: And view from our camp. Glorious.
And view from our camp. Glorious.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the treeline.
BETA PHOTO: View from the treeline.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the true summit, taken from the false s...
Climber on the true summit, taken from the false s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to the top. It's really just a long steep h...
Almost to the top. It's really just a long steep h...
Rock Climbing Photo: South Sister, South Side route follows the skyline...
South Sister, South Side route follows the skyline...

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