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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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Submitted By: brucelacroix on Aug 27, 2013
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And view from our camp. Glorious.


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

For the Oregon Volcanoes area.

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        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 north ridge of South Sister is the prominent s...

North Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  OR : Oregon Volcanoes : ... : South Sister
This is the direct route on the north side of South Sister from the Chambers Lakes area. It is also the most common route of ascent for climbers hoping to enchain Middle and South Sisters in a day. The rock is very poor even by the standards of the area and consists of poorly welded cinders in places.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...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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Rock Climbing Photo: View from the treeline.
BETA PHOTO: View from the treeline.
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: Climber on the true summit, taken from the false s...
Climber on the true summit, taken from the false s...
Rock Climbing Photo: South Sister, South Side route follows the skyline...
South Sister, South Side route follows the skyline...

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