Ascent of South Sister on 2012-07-24

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Aidan Barlow
Date:Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Sister
    Elevation:10358 ft / 3157 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent the night before and after at Green Lake. Met Matt there after he had to bail on the Sisters Marathon due to ice conditions on North Sister. Stream very full. We took a bit of a non-standard route up on the snow on the lava field past Point 7,880+. Didn't see any people between Green Lake and where we met the main hiker trail. I put day 1's gain of 960 as "extra" since we only did ~4k on summit day. We also dropped and regained ~200 ft over Pt 7,880+. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5078 ft / 1547 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1160 ft / 353 m
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5078 ft / 1547 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3918 ft / 1195 m; Extra: 1160 ft / 353m
    Loss on way in:1160 ft / 353 m
    Route:Laval field to main trail
    Start Trailhead:6440 ft / 1962 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Laval field to main trail
Ascent Part of Trip: So Sister/Broken Top (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Sister2012-07-245078 ft / 1548 m
2(Attempt) Broken Top2012-07-25 a1100 ft / 335 m
Total Trip Gain: 6178 ft / 1883 m    Total Trip Loss: 2260 ft / 689 m

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