Ascent of North Sister on 2020-10-04

Climber: Jerry Stein

Others in Party:Drew E
Date:Sunday, October 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:North Sister
    Elevation:10085 ft / 3073 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Pole Creek TH 14:25, arrived at camp 17:40. Camped at 8100' sandy basin with Hayden Gl access, UTM 10T598317 7339741. D1ay 2, left camp 07:20 to Collier Gl notch, ascended south ridge scree slope and bootpath up south ridge following Johngo's beta from there. Terrible traverse not so terrible when dry. We first ascended the right-hand side of the wrong gully; you must start up that gully about 20' then turn back south to enter the Bowling Alley, easy to miss it. North Sister summit at 11:00, left 11:30. Back to Collier Gl 13:30. Ascended 100 yards up Collier Gl to Middle Sister route. Crossed talus and snowfield to Prouty Point from the north 14:53. (It would have been easier to stay low and west and ascend Prouty from the south.) Continued to Middle Sister summit 16:00. Left summit 16:20, descended Hayden Gl to camp . Crampons needed especially to get off the glacier at camp. Day 3, left camp 09:20, returned to Pole Crk TH.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Route:S ridge
    Start Trailhead:Pole Creek  
Descent Statistics
    Route:S ridge
Ascent Part of Trip: sisters (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Sister2020-10-04 a 
2Prouty Point2020-10-04 b 
3Middle Sister2020-10-04 c 

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