Ascent of South Sister on 2011-07-30

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Brett Sapowith
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Sister
    Elevation:10197 ft / 3108 m

Ascent Trip Report

Loop hike/climb which included summit of North Sister after South Sister. I went on to North Sister, while Brett turned back due to concerns about the thunder and lightning hitting nearby Mack's Peak. Long break descending near the saddle waiting out the lightning storm in a small pseudo-cave.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1985 ft / 604 m
    Elevation Loss:644 ft / 195 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1969 ft / 600 m
    Extra Loss:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:West Ridge to South Ridge
    Trailhead:Ranger Parking off Forest Rd 72 off Lee Canyon Rd   8318 ft / 2535 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:554 ft / 168 m
    Extra Gain:16 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle between North & South Sister  9659 ft / 2944 m
    Time Down:14 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sisters - Spring Mtns

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Sister2011-07-30 a
2North Sister2011-07-30 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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