North Sister climb

(South Ridge Route, via Arrowhead Lake, Sept. 15, 2002)

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The Three Sisters as seen near Sisters, Oregon North Sister see from the camp at Arrowhead Lake The snow field near the saddle North Sister looking more imposing
Mt. Washington, Three Finger Jack and Jefferson to the north clouds in the valley to the west Broken Top to the southeast rugger parts of the mountain
starting our assent up to the pinnacle the view of Broken Top and South Sister as we climb higher the view of South and Middle Sisters Middle Sister in the background
traversing the first portion looking down from the first traverse more traversing on the west side view from the ridge looking to the east
view from the ridge looking to the west setting protestion as the traverse goes past steeper terrain continuing past the gulley party members on the protection
lots of rope waiting to turn the corner and go up the bowling alley looking to the soth while waiting the summit is around the corner and UP
looking down south east from the summit that's me near the summit looking back from McKenzie pass after the climb

The climb to the summit from Arrowhead Lake gains approx 3,300'. There was a lot of scree, loose rock and exposure. Route finding was an issue as many paths lead to precarious sites that created hazards.