Ascent of North Sister on 2015-03-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Monday, March 9, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10085 ft / 3073 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamped at 8000' on SE ridge. On approach slipped on ice on SE ridge, broke my thumb and almost slid right off the ridge to the glacier below. Started up SE Ridge at 4AM, soloed Terrible Traverse & Bowling Alley without pro...SCARY. Bowling Alley was 70 degree ice. True summit was nearly vertical solid ice. Used ice tools & crampons all day. Rappelled Bowling Alley with 70m rope off a picket over overhanging ice. Lots of icefall; I was almost hit on Terrible Traverse. Another party was hit by falling ice (luckily uninjured) before Terrible Traverse & turned back because they didn't have ice tools. Scary winter climb!
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Southeast Ridge|
| Route Conditions:||Snow Climb, Ice Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope|
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